Most people don’t realize just how important it is to take breaks here and there. Careers are obviously important, but not as important as your own health. Every workplace has some kind of problem that will slowly but strain on your own health. Whether it’s the posture you adopt when working at the computer or the dangers that come with working a security job, it’s important to identify the ways in which your job is slowly killing you and ruining your health.

To help you out, we’ve put together a few pointers to look out for. If you experience any of these, then it might be time to switch to a better job.

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  1. You have no time for social outings

Be it meeting with friends and family or simply heading out with colleagues for a drink every Friday, there are times when our work can be so busy that we have absolutely no time for social outings or even interacting with people outside of essential office communications. If you feel like this is the problem, then consider taking a break or at least identifying why you have no time for yourself. Let your boss know that you need some time off to relax mentally and they should understand your situation and make time for you.

  1. The stress of deadlines is too much to handle

Deadlines can be incredibly stressful. Make sure you’re doing your best to meet them, but don’t do anything rash to complete your work. If you feel like you need to pull all-nighters or push your body to its limits just to meet deadlines, then you may want to speak to your boss and ask for a solution. No one should feel the need to push themselves so much, and it can slowly break you down physically and mentally if you’re not careful.

  1. Your body physically hurts

Be it because you’re forced to work in an uncomfortable environment or because your muscles are being stressed out every day, it’s important to realize when you need to take it easy and look out for those signs of pain. Pain is, after all, a response from our body to let us know that something is wrong, and if you ignore those signs, you’re going to suffer the consequences in the future. You can see more details online about worker’s compensation if you feel like your job is the reason that you’re suffering. Even if it’s something small like your wrists hurting from typing too much or your back aching from bad chairs, it’s worth contacting someone about your pain.

As you can see, workplaces can be dangerous and harmful not just to your body, but also your mind. It’s essential that you try and avoid all these stressful situations in order to preserve yourself. Pushing yourself now and then is fine, but make sure you’re not overly stressing your body to the point that you’re exhausted mentally and physically.

Aggie Aviso