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3 Ways to Step Out of Job Related Depression

You can break through this depressive clutches job that creates such anxiety, fear and inner insufficiency.

The demands of being an adult are sometimes taxing. Bills pile on top of each other, the kids need clothes. All of this costs money and each year prices are sure to rise but the paychecks never seem to keep pace.

The stresses and responsibilities of being an adult add up quickly and because of that we sometimes take on jobs that do nothing more than provide the bare minimum of what we need, while crushing our spirits in the process.

If you are in a job that is causing additional stress in your life causing anxiety, frustration and depression, there are some ways to cope.

Sometimes, job related depression can be alleviated simply by changing your approach to work.

Do you wake up saying, “I hate this place” or “this job makes me so angry”? If you do, you certainly are not alone but try your best to think about the good aspects of your work.

For instance do you like some of the people you work with? Or maybe there’s a crazy guy in the office who always finds ways to make everybody laugh.

If so go to work anticipating the interactions that you are going to have at work today. Instead of focusing on what you hate, try and focus on what you like. I promise it will go a long way towards being happier in life.

Depression at work is often caused by an unhappiness with our job description

Sometimes the work we do is simply something that we do not enjoy doing. If this is the boat you are in then changing your outlook on work probably won’t bring you much peace (it is still worth trying though).

What you should do is find out what you want to do in life and how you can get yourself to that goal. You may find that the reason you don’t like your job actually is because it doesn’t challenge you enough.

Our brains crave challenges, it is what releases the dopamine and causes that feeling of accomplishment you get after complete a difficult task.

In these situations it is vital that you actively seek out new employment opportunities in a field that will challenge you.

Sometimes, job related depression can be alleviated simply by changing your approach to work.

Do you wake up saying, “I hate this place” or “this job makes me so angry”? If you do, you certainly are not alone but try your best to think about the good aspects of your work.

For instance do you like some of the people you work with? Or maybe there’s a crazy guy in the office who always finds ways to make everybody laugh.

If so go to work anticipating the interactions that you are going to have at work today. Instead of focusing on what you hate, try and focus on what you like. I promise it will go a long way towards being happier in life.

Depression at work is often caused by an unhappiness with our job description.

Sometimes the work we do is simply something that we do not enjoy doing. If this is the boat you are in then changing your outlook on work probably won’t bring you much peace (it is still worth trying though).

What you should do is find out what you want to do in life and how you can get yourself to that goal. You may find that the reason you don’t like your job actually is because it doesn’t challenge you enough.

Our brains crave challenges, it is what releases the dopamine and causes that feeling of accomplishment you get after complete a difficult task.

In these situations it is vital that you actively seek out new employment opportunities in a field that will challenge you.

It may be necessary to quit

There are instances where it isn’t just that we don’t like what we do. There are some jobs that can cause you to slip into depression for other reasons.

Nobody should ever have to put up with the feeling of being inferior. Unfortunately, people in positions of power sometimes like to put down and speak down to other people. If you are going through this it is okay to leave your job.

If you are in job where you are being abused in any way then you need to leave immediately. It is more important to be healthy in mind body and spirit. Practicing simple meditation techniques really help. To be the power of witnessing brought some inner relaxation. 

Witness Your Depressive Thoughts For a Moment

This video where a man opens up about depression in a spiritual retreat opened up so much for me. For the first time I experienced some relief knowing that depression could be there and I could still move, breathe, live. This helped me to quit my job and start writing again, something that my heart enjoys doing, 

YOU Have Got This

When your job is making you depressed, everything else seems to go downhill in your life. If this is something that you are going through then it may be time for you to leave that job. It will be difficult and there will be challenges. But I am confident that if you put your happiness first, then good things will come to you.

Including your dream job.

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