When Your Job Makes You Miserable
Do you dread the beginning of every working day? Do you glance at your watch countless times hoping it’s almost closing time? Or are you dealing with such employees? Perhaps all you need is a change of attitude, for all our experiences begin in the mind.
We don’t admit this often, but many of us do not like our jobs. You cringe whenever the alarm rings, signifying the start of yet another exasperating day in a workplace that you’d rather not be a part of.
They may not say it out loud, but fed-up employees are not hard to point out. As an employer, should it bother you when your workers don’t like their jobs? Absolutely! Remember when their productivity dips, your bottom-line will suffer. You’re a leader as well, and you should care about the welfare of your employees, including the disgruntled ones. If you need some help, we have tailor-made online mental health training courses that you can benefit from.
Experiencing challenges at work is normal. If you’re constantly disturbed though, you could be dealing with a bigger problem.
Are You Constantly Thinking About Work?
Can’t get work issues out of your mind even when far away from work? Do such thoughts invoke panic, anxiety, or stress? Then you need to evaluate your work situation. Such an obsession infiltrates into everything that you do like a wound whose pain you cannot control, and it’s only a matter of time before you’re dealing with full-blown disease.
You do not want to wake up in the morning. In fact, you do not want to do anything at all. You snooze your alarm clock countless times and almost always show up late. The fatigue plagues your bones, heart, and soul. You drag your feet at work, doing just the bare minimum to keep you on the payroll. You sometimes get into trouble for it, but your entire life already feels like trouble anyway.
It does not take much to set you off. You disintegrate into a berating mess at the slightest provocation, both at work and at home. People end up avoiding you, and the solitude only adds to the misery. You need help before you self-destruct.
Most employees cannot even imagine approaching their boss to complain about their job. Our workplace mental health training programs give employees an opportunity to express themselves without the fear of judgment. Sometimes your attitude towards your job is all about perceptions. The change starts in your mind, and the courses will train you precisely how it’s done.
Peter Diaz is the CEO of Workplace Mental Health Institute. He’s an author and accredited mental health social worker with senior management experience. Having recovered from his own experience of bipolar depression, Peter is passionate about assisting organizations to address workplace mental health issues in a compassionate yet results-focussed way. He’s also a Dad, Husband, Trekkie and Thinker.