You’ve probably heard the expression, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to have a job they love. For many employees, the opposite is true … they hate what they do.
If you are really unhappy in your work, what does this mean for your life? The answer is… nothing good.
Your physical health suffers:
Researchers from The Ohio State University conducted a study last year and found job satisfaction has a big impact on physical health. Workers who hate their jobs are more likely to experience back pain and illness more frequently, including developing recurrent colds. Overall health is worse for unhappy workers than for those who don’t hate their jobs, and the cumulative impact years of job-hate may manifest in serious health issues as early as age 40.
You’re more likely to be depressed:
A bad job impacts mental health much more than physical health. People who hate their jobs are significantly more likely to worry excessively and have an increased risk of being diagnosed with emotional problems, such as depression. Depression impacts every aspect of your life, including your relationships outside work.
You may have trouble sleeping:
Workers who dislike their jobs are more likely to suffer from insomnia. Insomnia may cause you to get distracted at work, which is very dangerous in many fields. Insomnia also impacts your overall bodily health by exacerbating the already-increased risk of illness that goes along with doing a job you can’t stand doing.
You shouldn’t stay in a position that is making you unhappy – doing so hurts your health. Instead, reach out to The Reserves Network. Our professional staffing service has a long and successful track record of matching job seekers with companies where they are a great fit. Contact our team today to find a better position and learn what life is like when you love your work.