It’s important to be able to concentrate in any work environment. In high pressure work environments, a lack of concentration can lead to accidents at work and serious injury.
Can stress really cause concentration struggles?
The study of the effects of stress on the human mind and body is ongoing. Scientists are publishing articles on a daily basis on what effects stress can have on us and our lifestyles. In small doses, stress is not so harmful to the human body and in some cases, some people feel they perform better when under a certain amount of stress, as it motivates them to get their work done.
However, with too much stress the effects on the human body and mind become more severe. Stress releases hormones which can cause us to be anxious, restless and sleepless. Not having a good night’s sleep can be a major source of concentration struggles. If you feel tired and are in need of a nap, then you won’t feel your best and are more likely to make mistakes, which can have serious consequences in the wrong environment.
Picture the scene, you’ve been up all night with worry about your job, but, when you arrive at work the next day you have to climb a ladder when you suddenly your mind slips and so does your body.
How can I combat the effects of stress on my body?
Sometimes it can be impossible to eliminate the source of stress, if that source is also your financial livelihood. If you can’t eliminate the source of stress then it’s important to be able to control it. Get plenty of rest (8 hours is the recommended average), exercise, and maintain a healthy diet. Remember to keep well hydrated.
If you feel that your place of work is placing you under undue hardship and stress then you may be entitled to claim compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with over 13 years experience in providing compensation. Our expert solicitors are trained in all areas of public injury law including the claims for compensation caused by stress in the workplace. Call us today to find out if you may be eligible on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: December 9, 2013
Author: David Brown