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And the department -- might not be stressing about how they are handling their jobs but.
That's the case for most Americans according to a new survey.
More Americans are stressed out about work now than they were last year with more on this doctor keep tableau a psychiatrist and Fox News contributor.
Doctor -- tableau thanks for coming on tonight you know apparently these numbers are worse than last year what's going on.
I think what's going on is the increasing degree to which people are.
Running their lives while running their work lives so that multitasking.
Is rampant in the workplace partly because people are never off.
There's no down time from your social life there's no down time.
From your work life it's 24/7.
For both and people are reporting that burning the candle at four ends.
Is really taken -- hole.
It's absolutely true you know with blackberries.
You name mate you're the you're connected to work Hala time you're connected to friends family all the time.
Is it possible to turn it off.
Should people be more disciplined about not turning you know having -- day one day a week where you're not on these electronic devices.
It would be so important and so healing if people were to do that.
But we're addicted to these things.
Folks take these things to the restroom with them they can't be without them they'll go back to their desks to go get a Blackberry or an iPhone.
Even if their daughter of the -- So that's one problem the second thing is listen when -- work number one there's downsizing.
Going on right because the economy is in Iraq.
And secondly when you're at work you're communicating with well.
Other people and these folks now are not so much connected to you.
As they are to technology.
Right so those moments where you would get some kind of camaraderie.
Tough -- come by when people -- mostly having camaraderie.
With the computer screen.
Well I went from what I've read people are not working together that much in the workplace.
And you mention the fact that.
People take their blackberries to the bathroom I know woman who took her -- scary -- this surgery.
She was having surgery performed she took -- black and got special permission to bring in -- Blackberry so she's a real estate agent so she wouldn't get.
-- miss anything important there's this sense that especially in today's work environment if you're not they -- if you're not reachable if you miss some important.
That you're going to be think I thought of less.
The other thing of course is less pay so people are very worried about will the money stretch can I get more money.
How do you cope with those stresses.
Well listen the way to cope with -- stresses -- number one by creating some space in your life such that.
When you show strength by saying I'm gonna put the technology aside I'm gonna walk my dog from got to spend some time with my child or I'm going to the gym.
You declared yourself larger than the stresses and your whole being is listening to that so that's one way to do that and it's a very powerful way to do it.
The second way is to have a longer view in terms of what -- -- really looking to do in terms of saving in terms of you know the achievements I want my career to invest in whatever educational -- you -- so they it's about you becoming.
More complete as an individual rather than being tapped out.
By all of the things that will draw you down.
If you let them because right now technology is there kind of like a reed were really at first I'd be taking the blood and yet if you let it.
That is really Smart -- reverse side the I have to ask you though before you go out.
I think this is really impacting people's relationships.
Not just -- their co workers but with their families.
We say about that.
It's absolutely true listen not only good people.
Believe it or not teenagers coming in my practice.
For therapy they're texting at the beginning -- talking I mean I -- to put it down.
People are taking these things to bed with them they're trying to watch a movie with their kids and they're texting the whole time.
Listen that's tremendously stressful but also we shouldn't forget that in Washington people -- abdicating their responsibility and people know.
That the economy's not being attended to and if you don't think that that massive debt.
Weighs on people even in the workplace it does -- in the back of their minds they know it's not sustainable.
Got a long way to go back grab -- I hope -- come back and give us more advice on how to put this on your experience thanks so much appreciate your time.
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