Are You Stressed from Redundancy?

Redundancy can be one of the most gut wrenching events to happen to you, completely turning your world upside down and transforming it beyond comfortable recognition. This can cause severe anguish and heightened stress levels.

Are you stressed from redundancy?

Stress symptoms:

  • Feel stressed out
  • Feel worried
  • Feel tense and uptight
  • Feel anxious, nervous and on edge 
  • Feel fed up
  • Feel het up
  • Feel miserable
  • Feel too much is expected of you
  • You expect too much of yourself
  • Feel you have no time to relax
  • You rush around on autopilot
  • You barely have time to think
  • You find it hard to concentrate 
  • Multitasking is second nature to you
  • Feel you must not stop working
  • Have an urgency to do everything quickly
  • Push yourself harder 
  • Restlessness
  • Have IBS
  • Have digestive disorders
  • Joint pain
  • General stomach pains
  • Chest pain
  • Feel like you can’t breathe
  • Find yourself sighing a lot
  • Panic attacks
  • Get numbness and tingling in hands or feet
  • Loss of appetite or overeating
  • Feel generally unwell
  • Feel exhausted
  • Feel emotionally and mentally drained
  • Can’t think clearly
  • Find it hard to make decisions
  • You get easily frustrated
  • Feel you can’t settle
  • Feel tired all the time but can’t sleep
  • Lack energy and vitality
  • Have trouble prioritising
  • Feel deflated 
  • At risk of burning yourself out
  • No time to socialise
  • Feel you can’t cope
  • Feel your head is about to explode
  • Snapping at people 
  • Not in the mood for joking
  • Take life too seriously
  • Become agitated
  • Feel exacerbated
  • Feel life is passing you by
  • May neglect yourself or your home
  • Desperate for help
  • You sleep less to work more
  • Your mind never stops racing 
  • You live on adrenalin

If you find you have experienced more of these symptoms since being made redundant, then it is likely your redundancy has triggered these reactions through cause and effect.

If you experienced almost all of these symptoms on a regular basis before you were made redundant, it is possible:

  • Your lifestyle encourages these symptoms
  • Your work instigated them
  • Your personal situation fuels them

You are not alone.

Treatment for Stress – What can you do?

  • Consult a doctor or qualified medical practitioner about your problems
  • Get some counselling through your doctor or by self referral 
  • Learn how to manage your time more effectively
  • Learn how to organise your time more productively
  • Prioritise
  • Use checklists
  • Get as much help and support as possible especially from family and friends  
  • Speak to other people who have been made redundant and share your experiences
  • Buy and use a stress reliever
  • Read self help books 
  • Find some time for yourself
  • Spend time doing things you enjoy, which make you feel happy and relaxed and do them regularly
  • If you are stressed, you may develop anxiety. You may feel depressed because you are not achieving as much in your life as you want to, resulting in personal dissatisfaction. Act now to put things right and you will benefit in the future.

More information can be found on the MIND website:  

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