Can Taking a Step Down the Career Ladder Help Stop Panic Attacks? Part 1

If you suffer from panic attacks then are a number of possible reasons for this, and one of the most common ones is the stress and pressure which can come with a highly paid job in a responsible position.

While this isn’t the only reason for suffering panic attacks it is one big factor in a lot of people’s lives, and considering the pros and cons of moving to a lower paid and less stressful job is a possible solution which you might like to think about.

The key here is to consider the overall impact that such a dramatic change like this would have on the rest of your life.

Here are a few of the points to consider.

  1. Better work / life balance. If your new job involves less time at work then you can expect to spend a bit more time doing the things you enjoy, whether that be making trips with the family, carrying out a new hobby or just pottering about in the garden. Doing what you enjoy doing is one good way to lower your stress levels and try to reduce your risk of panic attacks happening.
  2. Reduced income. This is probably going to be the biggest negative for you if you decide to take a step down on the career ladder. While you probably consider your health to be far more important than your financial situation it is worth bearing in mind that economic problems further down the line could be enough to trigger panic attacks. This means that the solution could end up exacerbating the problem instead of curing it. Taking a big drop of salary normally has to be accompanied by a drop in living standards, and if you are genuinely keen to embrace a new lifestyle then you won’t have a problem with this.