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Women's Challenge Issues—Woman's Workload

Workload Stressing Out Working Women

More than 80 percent of working women are stressed out as a result of work related issues according to a new survey released by CareerWomen.com. Women that responded to the poll revealed that most of their stress was a result of ineffective co-workers, too many unproductive meetings, and difficult client or office situations.

“Stress has a debilitating effect on productivity,” said Jillian Donnelly, president of CareerWomen.com. “With reduced staffs, higher expectations and slim margins, we are finding increased burnout and a decrease in job satisfaction. As a result, stress-coping strategies are a requirement for every working woman who wants to make a meaningful contribution to her company.”

Women responded with their tips on dealing with workplace stress. The top five tips include:

  1. De-clutter your office: an unorganized office can make you feel more stressed.
  2. Seize the weekend: Use your downtime to recharge, exercise and connect with family and friends.
  3. More water: Keeping hydrated improves your sense of well-being and helps you to relax.
  4. Get more sleep: Being well-rested helps with coping. Try to get the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep per night.
  5. Talk about your stress: Find a friend that can lend a supportive and sympathetic ear.

The 52nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women will be held at the United Nations headquarters in New York, February 25—March 7. Women from all over the world will be attending. Heather-Dawn Small and Raquel Arrais will be representing General Conference Women's Ministries. For more information and press releases go to http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw/52sess.htm

Prayer Corner

  • Women's Ministries International Day of Prayer.
  • Working women around the world.


March1—WM International Day of Prayer
March 8—International Working Women’s Day
March 21—International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

For more information from the United Nations got to: http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/racial/

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