Without a doubt, our jobs are important. Apart from its financial benefits, it somehow gives us confidence. However, there are a lot of people who work solely because they need to pay the bills. Most of the time, they despise their jobs and would rather just stay home if not for the on-going obligations.
While we understand your reason, going to work every day and not being happy about it can cause harm to your health. It can lead to anxiety and even depression. Both of which can affect your personal and professional life.
But how can you gauge if your work is slowly killing you? If you want to learn more, go ahead and read the rest of the article.
Is your job taking a toll on your health?
What are the subtle signs that your job isn’t doing good for you?
You can’t get enough sleep
Millions of people who are stressed at work reported that they couldn’t get enough sleep. It’s as if they have a lot of things going inside their heads and they can’t have peace.
Here’s what you can do. Make it a habit not to bring your work at home. Once you are out of the office, focus on your personal life. Perhaps, read a book, go to the gym, meet some friends.
Remember this, you have 24 hours a day. To ensure that you have a balanced life, dedicate eight hours for your personal life, eight hours for work, and eight hours for sleeping. Don’t go overboard or you will lose your rhythm.
You body negatively reacts when you hear your boss
You also have to observe your reaction whenever your boss calls you or if when he or she is near you. Do you feel butterflies in your stomach? Do you feel uneasy? Do you feel pain on your shoulder or on other parts of your body? It is necessary that you identify these reactions. If not, the effects might be worse in the long run.
You always get sick
It is not just about the stress about deadlines that can make your work environment deadly. It can be the actual physical office that can be detrimental to your health. Perhaps the office desks are not clean enough. Maybe the restrooms are always filthy. Or look at the food options in the cafeteria. Are these healthy enough? These little things can affect your health and if you think these need to improve, go ahead and talk to the proper departments.
Your sexual life is affected
Some people who are stressed at work reported that they cannot perform well sexually. But did you know that even the lights you use in the office can affect your sex life? Experts believe that too-bright lights will do you no good if you want to be intimate.
You are gaining unwanted pounds
Are you gaining additional weight? If yes, then maybe you can also blame your work, most especially if you are required to sit down and face your computer for hours. Let’s not forget the unhealthy food options in the vending machine. What you can do is to look for simple exercises which you can do at work. Plus, try to bring your own snack to ensure that you are eating healthy.
If you have exhausted all your efforts, or if you have reached out to proper departments to improve the working environment yet nothing happens, then you have to make a decision. Is it still worth it to stay? Or will you really allow your job to suck the life out of you? It’s your choice!