Whilst there may be some funny moments in the video, stress at work is certainly no laughing matter. When we experience an unacceptable level of stress for a prolonged period of time, it can have a negative effect on our health, our home life and also our behaviour at work.
If you’ve ever been in the company of someone who's feeling very stressed about work, you soon realise that usually they can’t focus on anything else. It somehow seems all encompassing, preventing them from noticing and enjoying all the other things going on around them. One of the most frustrating things is, when someone experiences this stress response, it often inhibits their ability to deploy the skills that would best assist them to navigate themselves out of the situation! For Bob, instead of investing his energy and thoughts into feeling angry and frustrated about his work situation, one of the best things he could do is learn how to invest his energy into managing his own thinking and perspective. Learning techniques to manage his own mind and stress response could really help Bob regain control of his emotional response and work situation.