This is a pretty staggering figure given most people spend the majority of their waking hours working. If you fall into this category, you need to be aware of some of the negative effects of hating your job:
- Often times people who hate their jobs gain weight. This is often attributable to stress eating brought on by the lack of control on feels being stuck in a job they hate.
- Compromised immune system. Multiple studies have demonstrated the deleterious effects of prolonged stress on our immune systems. When your immune system is suppressed you are much more likely to get sick, not with just run of the mill colds, but also more serious diseases like heart disease and even cancer.
- Stress from work effects you mental health often causing depression, anxiety and lack of motivation. It is very hard to even think about pursuing another career when you are depressed and anxious. This becomes a vicious cycle as each day you remain in the job you hate, the less likely you are to do something to change your career.
- Lose of sleep. Stress is often accompanied my lose of sleep which leads to poor short term memory, impaired judgement, lack of motivation, and irritability. It can also cause hypertension and congestive heart failure over a prolonged period of time.
One way to prevent ever having to confront such a negative experience is to work on figuring our what career best suits you and take the necessary steps to be qualified for that job.
I am dedicating my professional time helping people accomplish just that. Or, if you do find yourself in a job you hate, it is never too late to figure out where you belong in the work world.
Satisfactory work is everyone's ultimate goal and the overall benefits to your life will be immeasurable when you find that sweet spot.
Start by taking the the Keirsey Temperament Sorter II Keirsey Temperament Sorter II to determine your temperament, and then let's have a conversation about the next steps to take.