How you know that you are unhappy at work and can’t give your 100% even after hard working? That something is not right with you and it’s time to make some changes at work to make you happy or just move on to a new job will be better?

In my work, I talk to a lot of people who are not happy with their jobs even after hard working . Here are the top ten symptoms of unhappiness at work which was observed by me,after watching many peoples. How many apply to you and how you can change?

1: You procrastinate

You are really honest and trying to get some work done,but somehow never get around to it.Or you only do you work at the last possible moment and then only do a half-baked effort which is not good but most people do this.

Many people view procrastination as a personal weakness but it’s one of the strongest reason of unhappiness at work.

2: You spend Sunday night worrying about Monday morning

“I never sleep on Sunday night very well which is not good because I’m worried about going to work on Monday morning. My job is very stressful and I have to gear up for Monday and getting back into that.”

One of the worst things,I saw about being unhappy at work is, unhappiness bleeds over into your free time which is not good. If you had a lousy day at work then, it is difficult to go home and have a great evening. If your week sucked then it is hard to have a relaxed ,fun ,carefree weekend so try to keep distance between your work activities and home activities.

3: You’re really competitive about salary and titles

You don’t like the job itself so you always focus more on salary and perks,which is big reason of unhappiness. Knowing that someone in a similar position is paid more than you, hurts you or someone is promoted when you are not present, really eats at you.

When we are unhappy at work and we get a lot more competitive, for one simple reason: When work does not give us enjoyment and happiness then we want to get something else out of it. And what else is there but compensation and promotions which effects your happiness.

4: You don’t feel like helping co-workers

Your colleagues may be struggling But you don’t really feel like lending a hand. Why should you?

One very interesting psychological study started by putting, subjects in either a good mood or a bad mood and then they were asked to go down the hall to another room where the experiment would continue to check mood. After that,In the hallway the real experiment took place and the subjects passed a man holding a big box struggling to open a door which was very simple. Would the subject help that person or not ? The experiment showed, that when we are in a bad mood, we are much less likely to help others.

5: Work days feel loooooong

The first thing you do in the morning, is calculating the number of hours until you can go home after work.

Ironically, this makes the work day feel even more longer.

6: You have no friends at work

Friends at work? They are mostly all jerks anyway.

Gallup have found in their studies of workplace engagement, that one of the strongest factors that predict happiness at work,having at least one or more close friend at work.

7: You don’t care. About anything.

Things can go well or they can go badly for your workplace. Either way, you don’t really give a damn.

When you are unhappy, you care mostly about yourself and not so much about the workplace.

8: Small things bug you

Small annoyances bug you out of all proportion which is not important thing need to think about.Like Someone taking the last coffee without brewing a new pot,someone is taking up too much space in the parking lot or someone talking too loudly in the next cubicle.

When you are unhappy you have much thinner skin and a shorter fuse. It takes a lot less to annoy you which is not good.

9: You’re suspicious of other people’s motives

No matter what people do or what people think, your first thought is “what are they up to?” Good or bad, big or small, all actions and decisions made by your co-workers and managers are seen in this light.

Studies show that we’re also more suspicious of others when we are unhappy which is not good.

10: Physical symptoms

You suffer from headaches, insomnia, muscle tension, low energy or other physical symptoms.

Studies show that when you are unhappy at work you are more prone to experience these physical stress symptoms.


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