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Leave Work, Arrive Home Stressed: The Effects Your Job Can Have On Your Home Life

Leave Work, Arrive Home Stressed: The Effects Your Job Can Have On Your Home Life

Perhaps you can relate to the following situation:

It’s a long day at work, and you’ve had a lot on your mind. The demands of your position require a lot of energy, and you find yourself becoming easily agitated by the time you get home. You are a little on edge, and your significant other or children can quickly tell when it’s time to give you some space. Meanwhile, you find yourself checking your phone and email at home in order to receive updates from work.

Many high-level positions require intensive decision making, critical thinking, time management, organization, and more. These skills can certainly add on a lot of pressure, which can lead to excessive stress – ultimately affecting your home life. A 2015 study published in the journal Occupational Medicine sought to explore the associations between work and home stress and psychological well-being. A total of 129 healthy men and women aged 30-60 years old competed inventories related to job control, job social support, job insecurity, psychological demands, and more. Psychosocial stress was also measured, with questions pertaining to stress at home, personal problems, family demands, and feelings about home life.

Ultimately, researchers found that both work and home stress were linked to depression and anxiety amongst participants; in addition, job support and job insecurity were found to be significant factors affecting one’s psychosocial stress. If you find yourself experiencing any of the following, this could be a sign that you need to make some minor or major changes to improve your well-being:

  • Frustration
  • Cynicism
  • Lack of motivation
  • Problems with concentration
  • Poorer job performance
  • Interpersonal problems at work or home

As stated by Medical Daily, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention find that of American workers identify their work as being very or extremely stressful, 26% say they are burned out or very often stressed at work. Since home life and work life are so intricate, it’s vital that you manage your mental health accordingly. Not doing so could produce more strains, even where there shouldn’t be. Furthermore, prolonged stress could lead to a number of physical problems, and even the development of a mental disorder such as depression or anxiety. If you’re abusing substances to try and cope with the stress you’re experiencing, this could later lead to dependency and addiction.

If you haven’t already, speak with a professional from a reputable treatment center for programs to best suit your needs. Upper level managers face a lot of pressure and stress, which can have a negative effect on their mental and physical health. Don’t wait any longer to seek the help you need today.

The Center for Professional Recovery offers individualized treatment programs for professionals in a range of industries. Call us today for information on our specialized treatment: 855-422-4129

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