Are you really happy and satisfied with your job right now? With the new technological advances and innovations, the job market is highly competitive now. Thus, landing a dream job is not an easy task.
Think about the higher living standards and perhaps needs to maintain individual lifestyles or commitments, these causes most people to work in jobs that are able to sustain their needs and wants. Even so, a percentage of these people are just working in a job not even related to their qualifications (due to the challenging job market).
If you are dragging yourself to work every day, you are possibly facing job dissatisfaction. There are quite a number of reasons for such behaviour; it could be a lack of passion for the job you are currently in or unideal workplace environment (over-demanding superiors, irrational workload or the inability to mix well with your peers.) When such cases happen, some might resign while there are others who will stay just simply because of financial reasons.
An important message this article wants to get across is, ‘For a person to function their daily tasks well, a healthy state of mind should be present’.
Let’s take a look at how job dissatisfaction can gradually affect your overall well-being.
- Additional Stress
When you are feeling unhappy with the job you are in, it is likely that no matter the tasks you are given to do, you will feel stressed or a lack of interest. When that happens, procrastination usually takes place. No employers will tolerate such procrastination and lack of productivity.
That will result in you rushing tasks under stressful conditions and delivering subpar work to your superiors. As such, your self-esteem will decrease due to the inability to meet expectations and perhaps, even the high possibility of ruining your career.
That could lead to burnout.
When you are stressed out, you might not be able to sleep at night with those excessive worrying and unhappiness. So, insomnia occurs, and you are not able to get the sufficient needs to allow your body to recover.
When you are not able to let your body rest and recover, your immune system will gradually weaken, and you will be more prone to catching diseases.
Lastly, when you allow the issues to continue wearing you down, it can unfold into a depression state where you are no longer able to face the day-to-day positively but bury yourself in pessimism.
Depression changes the body’s system and drives brain messengers to function abnormally.
If you are experiencing the above few symptoms, it is vital you get help immediately, with professionals or family members for their support. Then, re-evaluate yourself and set your goals, realistically. Life challenges are there to push you to greater heights, not pull you down to the river bottom.
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