The modern drive to perform well and achieve great things has a lot of momentum behind it, and some employees can sometimes feel emotionally overwhelmed by even the smallest of failures or mistakes. Taking a leave of absence is an especially stressful process for many people, as there can be feelings of shame or anxiety about being able to return to work.
Relevant for both therapists and their clients, a discussion piece over at canada.com takes a look at why we sometimes feel in upheaval about taking time off of work, and also suggests a few steps for making it a positive and relaxing experience, such as not waiting too long to take a break.
Crawshaw, C. (2009, September 25). Look before you leap into leave of absence: You shouldn’t wait until you’ve completely lost control on the job. Canada.com. Retrieved from http://www.canada.com/health/Look+before+leap+into+leave+absence/1177091/story.html
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