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Are you part of the 18% of kiwis that often feel stressed at work?

In 2012 NZ Statistics run a Working Life Survey, to find out how New Zealander's were feeling at work. Some of their key finding for all employed people were:

  • 85 percent were either 'satisfied' or 'very satisfied' in their main job
  • 8 percent were 'dissatisfied' or 'very dissatisfied' with their work-life balance
  • 18 percent had 'always' or 'often' felt stressed at work in the previous 12 months
Given than nearly 1 in 5 people re often feeling stressed at work, and that Mental Health is the most common cause for Income Protection claims, Sovereign has partnered with healthy living expert and Sovereign brand ambassador Nicola Smith to get their customer thinking about health and wellness.

Smith has published an article most of us would find useful: Tips for staying happy during a stressful day at work. She says "So how can you improve your happiness in your job and minimise the stress? Do you simply need to quit and establish a new career? Or do you tell yourself to suck it up and move on? You don't have to do either, unless that's the right step for you that is".

She offers 7 simple tips that can help you make the most of your day at work, without putting your happiness and well-being on hold. Not all her suggestions might work for you, but you might find one or two that do the trick. Click here to read the complete article.

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