Is Your Job Killing You?

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I know that most of us need jobs but is our job good for us? We all should be grateful that we do have a way to pay the bills but does it come at a too high cost to our health?

I can remember about thirty years ago I had a good government job that paid better than most and was not really that hard to do most of the time. There was a problem though; when I was off it was hard to enjoy that time because I had come to dread going to that job. The last day before I was to go back I spent the day thinking about that I had to go back to work tomorrow. The job was not that stressful; I didn’t think so anyway. I finially realized I was just bored stiff. Looking back I can see how I could have handled things differently but at the time I could only see that I had eigtheen years before I could retire from that job. I couldn’t see how I could possibly do that for eighteen more years so I quit and started a business. I don’t regret what I did but if I could have stuck it out for eighteen more years and it had not ruined my health, I would have been better off financially. I know I enjoyed those eighteen years more by not being there.

If we are in a job that we do not enjoy, where we don’t feel that we have any control, where we do not like or get along with our boss or coworkers and feel overworked or always under pressure, it can adversely affect our health. It can raise out risk for stroke, high blood pressure, stomach or intestinal problems or even sudden cardiac death. So how do you feel when you think about your job, a good feeling, pride, satisfaction or dread and anxiety. If you listen to your own body and your own feelings they will tell you if your job is good for you or not.

In today’s job market I know most of us can not just quit our jobs and go looking for another one but we can make the decision to leave and start working toward finding something more suitable. It may take some time for you to actually get there but once you have made that positive decision to leave you are already part way there.. If you are in a bad situation, do have the courage to start looking for a solution before you have that health crisis. Life is to short to live in a situation like that. Good luck.

Thanks for visiting, you are always welcome here. May you and yours have a healthy and happy day.       David

2 thoughts on “Is Your Job Killing You?

  1. David,
    I enjoyed reading your blog posts. I had no idea you were into healthily eating and nutrition. My husband and I started focusing on healthy eating 6 years ago when he had an almost heart attack and had to have two stents put in. We backslide some (especially now), but for the most part eat pretty healthy. No soft drinks, lots of whole grains, plenty of veggies, lean meats, etc. I’ve always tried to follow some sort of exercise regimen, but have failed miserably lately. Hope to get jump started again after the holidays. Anyway, good to think of you and get a glimpse of your life. Is there a special lady? Judging by the picture I would think so. Good. We weren’t meant to journey through life alone.

    Merry Christmas,

    • Susan, Thanks for your comment, it means a lot to me. I am so glad that you and your husband are having success in turning your lives around health wise. I encourage you to stay on that path and continue to add new habits and techniques as you learn about them, that will continue your journey toward good health. Through this blog it is my desire to give ideas that anyone who wants to can use in a positive way. Yes there is a very special lady in my life. Check out a book by Dr Joel Fuhrman called Eat to Live, you can find it on Amazon and you can read part of it online, so check it out. This book will change your thinking about food. Don’t let the temporary setback get you down, you did it for 6 years you can do it again.

      Merry Christmas to you, too.

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