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4 Signs your Job is Impacting your Mental Health

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Although no job is perfect, there should be an imbalance where the pros of your position out-weighs the negatives. To mark world mental health day, we wanted to share some key signs that your role is impacting your mental health.

  1. You are unhappy at work. Whether you are in the office or working remotely, you are not happy to take part in team activities, meetings or catch-ups. You are feeling stressed, overwhelmed and even tense when at work.
  2. You can’t enjoy downtime. Most people can relate to the feeling of Sunday night fear, but when your evenings and days off are impacted negatively by thoughts of work, you are not allowing yourself to mentally recover from the work week.
  3. Your routines have been affected. Our body can let us know in several ways when we are stressed. If you are experiencing a change in sleep routine or eating habits this could be a sign of anxiety and/ or depression.
  4. You are not engaging at work. You are not excited about any aspects of your role, you are avoiding socialising with your colleagues, and your co-workers get under your skin. You feel like you may be in fight or flight mode when working and therefore cannot relax physically or mentally.

Feeling blue, overwhelmed or even anxious is normal throughout the year, however, experiencing these emotions regularly can take a serious toll on your mental health. It doesn’t matter if you have your dream title at the best company, it is not worth your happiness and well-being. Reach out to a member of our team to discuss your next role.

If you can relate to any of the above points, you may consider speaking with your GP,  or you can reach out to any of the services listed here.

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