This time of year especially, people tend to make New Year’s resolutions that can improve their health. This can include changing your eating habits, joining a gym, and just living a more balanced life in general. This is a great thing to start for improving your health, but another option to consider is your job. People do not realize the impact that a job can have on your mental and physical well-being.
Consider the following:
*Your job involves heavy lifting or physical activity that is taking a toll on your body
*You lost a promotion to someone with less experience
*You were forced out of your position without reason or warning
*You feel your current role does not provide you with any challenges or opportunities for advancement
*Your supervisor does not treat you with the respect you deserve and constantly puts you down
The stress and burden of being dissatisfied and struggling with your job are constant battles that many people deal with on a regular basis. The stress can affect your health in many ways from losing sleep to not performing at your highest level at work. This can greatly affect your personal and professional life.
Let’s be honest, there is no such thing as a perfect job. There will always be challenges and circumstances that create stress, but they do not have to affect your entire life. Sometimes we get comfortable in our situation and feel like it would be too difficult to change jobs, despite the added stress in our lives. So in the spirit of New Year’s resolutions, I challenge you to re-evaluate your life and career. Take the time to determine if you need a change. I can help you with marketing your skills and identifying the opportunities that will help challenge you and in the end improve your overall health and well-being.
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