Work-related stress can manifest itself in various physiological and physical symptoms. Signs and symptoms of work stress can include:
• Irritability or outbursts of anger
• Low mood
• Low productivity accompanied by feelings of low achievement
• Regular absence and a higher sickness rate
• Being cynical and defensive
• Feeling nervous and on edge
• Finding that you’re unable to ‘switch off’ from work
• Lacking motivation
• Headaches
• Insomnia or loss of sleep leading to tiredness
• Consuming too much caffeine or alcohol
• Weight loss or gain
• Regular or lingering colds
It’s important to keep an eye out for these stress-related symptoms in coworkers, so individuals can receive help and employers can improve the work environment.

Five proven stress management techniques
1. Use guided mediation
2. Practice deep breathing
3. Maintain physical exercise and good nutrition
4. Manage social media time
5. Connect with others