When we find ourselves in a stressful position, it may be easy to lose track of priorities.

Whether you want to admit it’s a problem for you or not, stress has infected the American workplace. Just how bad is it? According to the American Institute of Stress, the stats are troubling:

  • 83% of U.S workers suffer from work-related stress.
  • U.S. businesses lose up to $300 billion yearly as a result of workplace stress.
  • Work-related stress causes 120,000 deaths and results in $190 billion in healthcare costs yearly.

November 3 is National Stress Awareness Day, and a good time to evaluate how stress impacts you at work and in life. One of the biggest challenges I hear from my coaching clients is that stress builds quickly, especially when there is too much going on and they are forced to make decisions on a moments notice.