Stress develops when where you are in life differs from where you think you're supposed to be. And while it's a word we throw around with ease, research suggests it's not something to take lightly. When left unchecked, the Mayo Clinic found that living a high-stress lifestyle and adopting a worrisome mindset has been linked to a torrent of health issues including high blood pressure and heart disease.
What's more, it's an issue that is especially prevalent in women. The Atlantic reviewed HR records from Hewlett-Packard and found that "women applied for a promotion only when they met 100% of the qualifications. Men applied when they met 50 percent," proving niggling self-doubt could be a major career hindrance.
To combat stress and silence self-doubt, we searched for three simple changes to commit to making now, for a calm and confident future. Quash your inner critic, once and for all.
If you love what you do, it’s infinitely easier to be successful. First, understand what you’re good at and how you can use your strongest skills to excel in the workplace. It’s all about identifying the parts of your job that you actually enjoy and that play to your strengths. But don’t stop there. Implement ways in which you can use and build up your strengths every day.