#NationalStressAwarenessMonth; #AgeofArtificialIntelligence; #WorldEconomicFoum
Toronto, Apr 16 (Canadian-Media): April is being observed all across Canada as a National Stress Awareness Month (NSAM) to raise awareness about the issue of stress by Canadians, media reports said.
National Stress Awareness Month. Image credit: Pinterest
Stress Awareness Month (SAM) had been observed every April, since 1992. During this annual thirty day period, health care professionals and health promotion experts across the country increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.
SAM is a national cooperative effort, says the official website, to inform people about the dangers of stress, successful coping strategies, and harmful misconceptions about stress that are prevalent in our society.
A recent global survey of 2,843 English speaking professionals by LinkedIn revealed that half (49 percent) of workers today report feeling stressed in their jobs.
In an effort to reduce this number, learning the cause of stress, said LinkedIn Learning expert instructors, workload was the biggest cause of stress among professionals, across gender, age and seniority.
The second cause of stress was identified as the Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI) which made workers feel insecure about the future of their jobs
The next question after identification of the key drivers of stress at work is how to overcome these challenges.
Meditation, exercise, fresh air and a visit to the doctor are considered to be the important strategies to be followed by people who are stressed out.
Key skills you need to learn to keep your stress level low is to refuse taking more loads of work, prioritizing your tasks,
The best way to thrive in this fluid environment of the Age of AI to reduce fear about the future jobs is to make learning a part of your daily routine, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF).
WEF recommends mastering soft skills, and learning at least the basics of AI.
Not only will this reduce your stress at work, it’ll make you more marketable as well.