I feel like the majority of my conversations with friends lately have revolved around work. And it’s not such a feel-good chat.
When asking each other about work, the most common response is usually something like “ugh.”
Then, there’s the tidbits such as “I just have so much going on,” “I hate my coworkers/boss,” “I couldn’t sleep last night, I kept thinking about work,” “I’m so stressed out,” “I would do anything not to go to work tomorrow,” “My job is killing me.”
(And sure, I’ve made some of those comments too, but I’m not going to say which ones…)
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Work stress is getting worse than ever, according to reports. More than eight in 10 Americans are stressed about their jobs.
I can say I’m one of them. And chances are, you are, too.
It’s not just making us unhappy — it’s creating some serious health consequences. So when someone complains about how their job is “killing them,” they aren’t necessarily being overdramatic.
I came across an infographic from Huffington Post that spelled those out and it’s quite shocking.
Some health consequences that work stress can cause: