Types of Stress
Anxiety is all about threat and danger, where the fear that you feel may be out of proportion to the actual threat itself. When it comes to work, people can make themselves anxious about anything: the workload, office politics, reviews and appraisals, deadlines, you name it.
Another consequence of work stress is depression. People can depress themselves over pretty much the same things they can make themselves anxious about but, instead of being worried, they feel hopeless, helpless and without support.
What with a difficult daily commute, people often blow their stacks before they even make it to the office. Once there, the added pressure of a rude boss or colleague, the unfair request to work late again, the feeling that you are being taken advantage of can all add to the mix. But, whilst feeling frustrated is appropriate, blowing your stack is not.
When the pressure gets to much, people turn to unhealthy coping strategies, such as alcohol and drugs, even food and gambling. Once you are taught how to deal with the pressure more effectively, you no longer need such destructive crutches.