Stress management is also, but not only an individual task at the end of each year asks the opinion Research Institute Forsa for the intentions of the Germans for the coming year. “” Last December for the first time at the top: “Less stress or stress”. Meanwhile, half of the year is around. Contact information is here: Assurant Health. Time for a mid-term review. Sobering mid-term review must fail this unfortunately rather ambiguous. For all since the beginning of the year published figures and data relating to days of absence due to mental health problems, stress-related diseases, etc. know apparently only one direction: upwards.
Even if one or the other may be successful with his own personal stress management project: in the population as a whole we are quite obviously not and the part of the project of the reduction of stress in the workplace already cooking not. Anti stress regulation as a solution to the problem? For some time advertises is known apart from the SPD and trade unions”the Minister of labour for a so-called stress regulation. On their effectiveness, the You can be quite different opinions to get stress under control. If however one blame only the evil employer for the stress problem and the others just as dogmatically move stress and dealing in purely private responsibility, we can reach only one: the consolidation of the Status quo! We are all partly responsible of course experiencing stress in every person is different. As all other aspects of health, it is based on personal responsibility, to take measures that increase resistance to stress their own sure, on the one hand. But not only. In factories and hospitals, parties, trade unions, churches and even in families there are many work and behavior habits that practically are a breeding ground for stress and stress-related health problems.
So, a bad working atmosphere can be proven at least as harmful as passive smoking, for example. Combination of all forces if we want to make it so personally and society, unhealthy stress to remove or do not arise, then we couldn’t come to tackle the stress management as a shared responsibility. Just so we are can it do, the negative aspects of stress, particularly stress-related health problems, to curb effectively and sustainably. Markus Frey