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# Stress

Last year
2022
# Disability
'Left high and dry': Wheelchair users hit out at damage caused while flying
‘What’s not understood by airlines and baggage handlers is that the wheelchair is basically somebody’s legs.’
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Opinion: Feeling anxious this Christmas? There are steps you can take to cope
Therapist Bernie Hackett says Christmas can cause anxiety – she has a few helpful tips for coping.
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Feeling stressed in the run up to Christmas? Here are some tips to avoid burnout
Between gift shopping and making the perfect dinner, burnout is easily felt this time of year.
# Mental Hurdle
'We’re not getting past that quarter-final block... we’ve got to unlock what it is'
The IRFU will be investing more in performance psychology in the years to come.
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Opinion: Frustrated with a lack of progress? Time to redefine winning
Sisters Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski have written a book on burnout – and in this extract, they explain that redefining winning can help you reach your goals in a way you didn’t expect.
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Opinion: Multi-tasking makes you less productive - and can contribute to stress and burnout
Give yourself a break. Research shows that multi-tasking reduces productivity because your brain can only focus on one thing at a time, writes Siobhan Murray.
# long hours
Angry customers and bullying: Why job stress in Ireland has doubled
Employees in the health sector and public administration experience the highest levels of job stress.
# Study
No partitions between desks may be 'healthier' for office workers
This layout is linked to higher levels of physical activity while at work, and lower levels of stress outside the office, a new study suggests.
# Research
Parents with severe trauma in childhood more likely to have children with behavioural problems
The types of childhood hardships include divorce or separation of parents, death of a parent, and emotional, physical or sexual abuse.
# Nearly there
Stressed about your Leaving or Junior Cert? Here are some tips to help you stay calm
Get plenty of sleep and exercise, and remember that anxiety is normal.
# Waterford
Garda who suffered PTSD after he was attacked by four men awarded €15,000 in compensation
One of the men also threatened to kill him with an iron bar.
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Column: How to cope with toxic family members during Christmas
Christmas can be a time of great dread when families are dysfunctional, writes Karl Melvin.
# ESRI
The middle class experienced a six-fold increase in economic stress as a result of the recession
A new ERSI study examines the experience of economic stress in families with children as a result of the recession.
# Singapore
People looking to relieve stress can now smash up items in 'rage room'
Customers pay to indulge in an unusual form of destructive stress relief.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you feel stressed at work?
A new campaign aims to raise awareness of its affects.
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What to do when the career you've chosen doesn't give you fulfillment
We usually have more options than we realise, writes Maeve Halpin.
# Stress
The number of heart-related deaths rose significantly in Ireland after the 2008 crash
A study found a 17.2% increase in cardiovascular-related deaths following the 2008 economic crash.
# supply constraint
Concerns for cancer patients as hospitals left short of chemotherapy drugs
The pharmaceutical company which supplies the drugs said it expects to resume production early next week.
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University exam stress: 'I've seen many of my friends turn to ADHD drugs'
An engineering student writes about how he is buckling under the strain of too many exams concentrated at the end of the academic year.
# Stress
Stress in pregnancy can impact children for life
Researchers say it shows the need to talk about mental health in pregnancy.
# Ready to go
Joey Barton signs off with 'stress' as Rangers exit negotiations continue
The midfielder provided the club with a sick note as his training ground ban was lifted.
# health risk
Exercising hard when you're stressed makes you three times more likely to have a heart attack
Researchers say it’s okay to exercise to relieve stress, just don’t go overboard.
# hormone changes
Singing in a choir can apparently help fight off cancer
New research shows that singing for an hour is associated with significant reductions in stress hormones.
# times tables
25 of the most stressful moments in every Irish childhood
Growing up in Ireland was constant stress.
# Broadband
Your slow internet is likely stressing you out
And you can only imagine how those still using dial up feel right about now.
# sunday night fear
Dreading tomorrow? Here are 23 signs you're burnt out at work
Bored of work? Feeling fed up? Know how to spot the red flags.
# sponsored by transport for ireland
6 meditation exercises you can do on your commute
It’s easier than you think to incorporate into your day.
# Less Stress More Success
"Don't eat the pizza": How to survive a high-stress job
According to a man who ran Obama’s digital campaign in 2012.
# Let's get physical
The new year might bring with it a much better way to track your fitness
Samsung claims its new chip can measure stress, skin temperature and body fat.
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10 tips to keep you stress-free this Christmas
Have you got lost somewhere in one of your lists – here are some practical tips to help you through the holiday season.
# expectations
Here's how to deal with any family stress this Christmas
“It’s important to realise that you can’t change the way other people speak to you or treat you, but you can change your response.”
# our hearts
This heartbreaking photo of an ‘abandoned’ dog will melt your heart
Lana has been dubbed the ‘saddest dog in the world’.
# Thumbs Down
Here's nine things you may do that make people instantly dislike you
And being too nice is one of them…
# fright night
10 reasons why Halloween is actually the worst
We’re not ready! WE’RE NEVER READY.
# Stressed Out
Stress is making a lot of you take time off work
After injuries to workers, stress is the second most common reason for people taking time off work.
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Short of breath? Have trouble sleeping and feel uneasy? You could have an anxiety disorder
We all have anxiety in our lives but when it interferes with your ability to lead a normal life it becomes a disorder, writes psychologist Leticia Gavin.
# stress and chocolate
Scientists have been studying the link between stress and junk food
Why a challenging meeting can lead you to reach for chocolates or sweets…
# Stress
Do you think schools should ban homework to reduce depression? One UK school is thinking about it
The school is also introducing meditation classes and giving students further to walk between lessons.
# exam memories
Open thread: What advice would you give Junior and Leaving Cert students today?
You’ve got this.
# isostatic change
10 completely and utterly devastating #LeavingCertProblems
STUDY HANGOVERS.