25 Aug Is There a Risk to Your Mental Wellness at Work?
About 80% of people in the workforce are unhappy, disengaged, in conflict, or lack deep satisfaction with their work. These are factors that contribute to mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and other forms of mental fatigue.
Many people believe that being in a job where they are unhappy has no ill effects or consequences. The opposite is true. Humans are designed to be treated with dignity and respect. We also need to have a sense of purpose and direction, something we love, enjoy doing, which we know makes a difference to others.
We are also social animals who need deep meaningful connections to thrive. Studies in positive psychology show that no matter our income, status, grades, or position, the quality of our relationships determines our level of happiness, and life satisfaction, which directly impacts our mental wellness and overall well-being.
As workplaces become more diverse with generational divides, cultural, ethnic and religious differences, it is more important for organizations to begin paying attention to the risks their employees may face to their mental wellness.
My client today had been abused and mistreated at work for over a decade. It had become so common place that she though it was normal. It takes years to get away from the stress and anxiety of workplace abuse.
I will be sharing tips and strategies to maintain mental wellness at work in my webinars. Join me here to gather tips and strategies for mental wellness.
To your wellness,
- Joyce Odidison is a Conflict Analyst, Speaker, Author, and the world’s leading expert on Interpersonal Wellness Competency Mindset teaching. Joyce is President & CEO of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. as well as founder and host of the Annual Global Workplace Wellness Summit. Joyce has authored five books and is also a Certified Coach Training Director and Founder of Coach Velocity School of Coaching. Joyce is a C-Suite level workplace wellness expert and trainer, working for over 24 years with governments, the private sector, non-profits, and post-secondary institutions struggling with difficult work relationships or stressful situations. She is host of the What’s Happening at Work podcast. Joyce can be reached at e-mail: www.joyceodidison.com or phone 1 877 999-9591 www.interpersonalwellness.com