According to research, only 13 percent of employees percent of people worldwide actually like going to work. They are “engaged” in their jobs, or are willing to invested in their work in order to help their organizations to improve.
That is because most of the people want to stay to their comfort zone and don’t want to take the risk to fulfill their goal.
But that can have negative consequences. Research shows the jobs you have in your 20s and 30s can affect your overall health in your 40s onward.
If you are not happy with your job, you can become depressed, worried, and had more trouble sleeping.
According to a 2014 report, around 52 percent of the Americans, were unhappy with their job. This would have substantial health implications for later in their lives.
A study conducted at the Ohio State University, by Jonathan Dirlam, a doctoral student in sociology, investigate the long-term health effects of job satisfaction, or lack of it, earlier in people’s careers.
He used data from surveys of 6,432 Americans to analyze job satisfaction over a number of years from 1979 onward.
The results were then divided into four categories: consistently low job satisfaction (45 percent), consistently high job satisfaction (15 percent), started high but trending down (23 percent), and started low but trending up (17 percent).
Mental health particularly affected by job satisfaction
Something common for unsatisfied employees is that they reported health issues after they reached the age of 40. The researchers used the consistently high job satisfaction group as a comparison.
People in the consistently low satisfaction group reported much higher levels of depression, sleep problems, and excessive complaining, as well as scoring lower on mental health measures.
Respondents who started with high job satisfaction, but had a downward trend, report trouble with sleeping and excessive worry and had lower mental health scores. However, they did not fare worse on depression or emotional problems.
Respondents that started with low job satisfaction early on, but trended upward, did not see any extra health problems compared with the control group.
In most of the cases with low job satisfaction, their mental health was more affected than their physical health. Although respondents with low satisfaction and trending downward group did report worse overall health, increased back problems and colds. However, there was no effect on doctor-diagnosed problems such as cancer.
But anxiety and depression could lead to cardiovascular or other health problems that won’t show up until they are older.”
It’s never too late
You wanted to learn to swim or to open local bakery?
It’s never too late to start persuading your goal.
Like most of the people probably you are scared of failure.
Research shows that even if you fail, on a long run you would feel much better because you will know that you tried.
This can influence positively on your health situation, so do it.