We use cookies to track usage and preferences. See Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
IT
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Italy version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > Psychologies > No. 143 Reinvent your life with Yoga > Make light work of stress

Make light work of stress

Negativity and professional pressure are contagious – but it is possible to find calm in the eye of the storm, and even spread happy vibes, reveals Suzy Bashford
PHOTOGRAPH: PREVIOUS PAGE, CÉDRIC ROULLIAT/PLAIN PICTURE

work

There’s an office where I work where the stress is palpable. I feel it as I walk through the door. My movements immediately become tentative and my chest tightens – it’s as though I’m in a zombie movie, desperately trying not to breathe in the contagion and be transformed myself. But, inevitably, the atmosphere seeps into me, often ruining my day.

Stress is contagious; this has been proven. We ‘catch’ other people’s tension through our instinctive human ability to ‘mirror’ emotions (see ‘Why is stress so infectious?’, overleaf). This instinct, coupled with our primitive desire to be part of the tribe, sets off a raft of physiological reactions in us when we enter a stressed-out office, especially one that’s open plan. But, it is possible to become more resilient to other people’s pressure.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Psychologies - No. 143 Reinvent your life with Yoga
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - No. 143 Reinvent your life with Yoga
€4,49
Or 449 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 1,69 per issue
SAVE
59%
Was €32,99
Now €21,99
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only € 2,92 per issue
SAVE
30%
€18,99
Or 1899 points

View Issues

About Psychologies

The latest issue of Psychologies is now available to download. Featuring: Reinvent your life with Yoga, Grown-up gap year, Face-reading, Free online coaching plus much more
Modalità di pagamento Pocketmags Payment Types
A Pocketmags si ottiene Fatturazione sicura Ultime offerte HTML Reader Regali Loyalty Points