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The Right Job Can Improve Your Health

Your job is more than just a 40 hour work week. When you have a job you don’t love, it eventually takes a toll on both your physical and emotional health and well-being. Job burnout is one of the main causes of work related stress and anxiety. A dysfunctional work environment, changes in management, putting in too many hours, and changes in schedule or workload are common causes of job burnout.

Stress levels play a major role in overall health. No industries in particular are prone to stress, however target based sales jobs, and results based financial jobs make the roles particularly stressful. Some individuals tend to overeat when under stress. This causes weight gain, lack of energy, increased risk of heart disease, and can possibly lead to conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. Others may turn to drugs and alcohol in an attempt to alleviate some of the feelings of stress. In addition to these problems, excessive stress also decreases immune system function, causes anger from not managing stress effectively, and may lead to the development of ulcers.

Anxiety can also be related to lack of happiness at work. Often, employees become unhappy when their job changes suddenly, management changes, or they are asked to complete more work in less time. These sudden changes cause some employees to feel as if their life has suddenly spun out of control. If you are the type of person who worries excessively, the resulting anxiety can greatly affect your health. It can cause headaches, hypertension, sleep problems, panic attacks, and can lead to depression.

Having the right job, however, can improve both mental and physical health while making you a happier person. There are things you can do in your current position that will increase your job satisfaction. Setting goals, maintaining a positive attitude, and helping out others can go a long way in helping you achieve happiness at work. Often, these positives will lead to others to improve their productivity as well.

Job satisfaction will allow you to be more relaxed with your co-workers, and will also lead to improvements in your personal life. Although finding a job that leads to happiness can be difficult, in the end it will help you to lead a more productive and fulfilling life.

2 Comments

  1. emedoutlet

    November 28, 2011 at 12:10 am

    The job that you do not love creates unhappiness, unhappiness creates stress that leads health problems and health problem worsen the life. Yes, You are right. If you are happy at job, you will be happy in life. Thanks for inspiring post.

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    November 25, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated. First to get a degree go to your college or need a fast degree check High Speed Universities article new online for more info

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