Workplace

Is your job making you sick?

Unless you won the big lottery prize or are insanely millionaire, you have to go to work every day.  A few people are lucky and have a job that they love.  My grandpa uses to say, make a living doing something you love and then you don’t have to work the rest of your life.  Easier said than done!

Most people have an ok job, they don’t love it but they are content with it, good salary, not a big hassle, stable.  There are others that wish every day to have a different job.  If they don’t like it, then what keeps them from walking out?  Most of the time, their responsibilities like family and/or debts convinced them to keep going.

When the daily struggle is so bad that you feel you hate your job, most probably your health is suffering either from the lack of good rest or from complications from it.  Not enough sleep can cause headaches, migraine, weight gain, mood swings, irritability, tummy problems, poor vision, and others.  We all know that stress is a source of hypertension, depression, and anxiety.

As leaders, we are responsible for the well-being of our employees, not just to provide a safe workplace.  What are we doing wrong that people just hate to go to work every day?  That is a question you need to ask yourself, a deep analysis of our daily practices, how we treat our employees.  Are we supporting and helping them to be successful in their jobs?  Do we show respect?  Do we care to listen to their concerns and treat them as human beings and not just commodities?

Every day when you wake up, your first thought should not be “I don’t want to go to work”.   If it is, maybe you have to try harder to get out of there because you are letting yourself to be trapped in a toxic situation that is making you sick.

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