- Weight gain – According to a study from the National Center for Biotechnology Information, unhappy workers are likely to gain weight. Weight gain brings about all sorts of physical problems and illnesses. An unhappy work life also robs you of the motivation you need to eat healthy and exercise. According to the study, “The eating behavior can be affected by psychological job stress responses such as tension/anxiety and depression. Workers feeling stressed may be more likely to develop their eating behavior to eat much and gain weight.”
- Getting sick – If you’re stressed, unhappy, and feeling unappreciated at work, you might find yourself getting sick more often. An article in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology reported that people who hate their jobs are more prone to getting sick, and also more prone to depression. The BBC confirms this as well.
- Isolation and damaged relationships – When you’re negative and miserable all the time, others find it difficult to be around you. There are people in your life who love you unconditionally, but even they might struggle to spend time with you if you’re always upset because of your job. Strained relationships are a common side effect of hating your job.
- Lack of sleep – The stress, anxiety, and tension that come from hating your job can seriously impede your ability to get a good night’s sleep. From The Huffington Post, “People who are miserable at work often find it harder to fall asleep or they don’t sleep as well. You’ve probably been there: [lying] awake, staring at the ceiling, listening to the ticking clock on the nightstand as visions of your to-do list or frustrating co-worker dance through your head. This is bad for your health, because sleep restores the body and strengthens the immune system.”
As the stress, anxiety, tension, dread, missed sleep, damaged relationships, and illness add up, your physical and mental health take a huge hit. Even if your job isn’t killing you, it’s hurting you.
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