7 Signs Your Job Is Killing You

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6. Sexual Problems

The pressures of the workplace may eventually kill your sexual buzz, too. Stress, overexposure to fluorescent bulbs and time away from home are proven factors that lead to a decrease in sexual function. Such issues may eventually render you infertile or impotent if they are not addressed as soon as they are noticed. Female employees may suffer miscarriages and premature deliveries as a result of long periods of standing or heavy lifting. If you are experiencing these problems, your job may be destroying the relationship you have built with your partner.

7. Lack of Concentration and/or Boredom

Studies have shown that even periods of short-term stress can take a serious toll on the areas of the brain responsible for learning and memory, and this degeneration of brain cells may accelerate the effects of old age such as dementia and amnesia. Meanwhile, high levels of tedium can actually increase the risk for strokes. Lack of concentration and boredom kill general productivity and inhibit mental clarity. In the long run, these two factors can culminate in mental disorders.

These are some of the main ways that your job may be sending you to an early grave. This shouldn’t simply make you paranoid and worried – instead, you should make an evaluation of all the above-described signs. If more than four of these are part of your personal experience, then you may need to make some adjustments. Life is too short to justify being cuffed to a desk just because bills need to be paid. Think outside the box, weigh all the pros and cons, and make the healthy choice. There’s a Chinese saying that goes, “If work were a good thing, then the rich would have bought all of it for themselves.” Take time off and give equal attention to other things that make your life enjoyable, well-rounded and worth living!

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