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It may pay the bills but your day job could be wreaking havoc with your long-term health.
Indeed, according to psychologists, there are some subtle tell-tale signs that your job is having a negative impact on your mental health and could be quietly causing anxiety and depression.
Dr. Sandi Mann, senior psychology lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), has shared the giveaway signs you should be looking out for and may indicate you need to hand your notice in.
1.You are not sleeping properly:
If you’re having difficulty getting to sleep, or are waking early, it might be because you have too much on your mind.
2.You are making mistakes:
Making careless or silly mistakes can be a sign that you don’t have enough head space.
3.You are short-tempered:
Stress can give us a short fuse and can reduce our patience.
4.You are unable to concentrate:
Stress can put us into fight or flight mode, a feeling of panic, which can leave us unable to maintain focus on one thing for long.
5.You feel tearful or emotional:
Everything can feel just too much when we are stressed.
6.You have lost your sense of humour:
If life has become serious and austere, and you have lost your sense of fun, this may be because your job is having an impact on your mental health.
7.You feel like you don’t care anymore:
Burnout happens when we are stressed, and one symptom is a lack of caring about customers, products or patients while at work.
8.You wake up each morning with a feeling of dread:
Waking up and feeling anxious about the day ahead, or simply not wanting to get out of bed, are signs that your job may be affecting your mental health.
2017.01.25 / 10:48