It’s morning and you are relieved to see a manageable day ahead of you. As you wrap up your first few tasks, your colleagues start to reach out to you, asking for input on a vulnerability test or showing you corrupt data reports. Next thing you know, it’s late afternoon, you’re surrounded by six empty coffee cups, the hunger pain strikes, and your manager is wondering how the database integration is going.
It’s simple for employees to lose track in the intense cycle of workplace stress, especially in health IT. In a recent HealthITJobs.com survey on stress, we found that 38 percent of health IT professionals say they experience high stress intensity, with 14 percent saying the stress impacts their ability to carry out everyday activities like spending time with friends and family, sleeping, and eating.
Being stressed out from work leads to unhealthy habits — 80 percent of respondents say they sleep less than seven hours a night, and almost half of them say they only exercise one day per week, at the most.
Don’t lose sight of the importance of personal health and well-being. Here’s how professionals can stay healthy, even when they are feeling overly stressed out: […]