Did you know that September 19th-25th is International Week of Happiness at Work? If this sounds like an entirely foreign concept to you, you may benefit from Dr Jan’s help. He has helped countless individuals who have found themselves becoming increasingly unhappy at work.
International Week Of Happiness At Work
British employees work an average of 34 hours and 26 minutes per week, which means 1,795 hours per year and roughly 84,365 hours over a lifetime. Then you must factor in roughly eight hours of overtime every month and 13,356 hours of commuting. You can find out more interesting statistics about British employees here.
That’s a lot of time to be somewhere that makes you unhappy.
This is why the International Week of Happiness at Work was created, to shine a light on the issue and try to encourage people to treat general happiness and wellbeing at work as a rule, rather than an exception. Of course, this does not mean that everyone needs to have a smile plastered across their face and a spring in their step every moment that they are at work, we all have good and bad days or times of greater pressure, that’s only natural. What it means is that generally speaking, you should not feel actively unhappy at work for the vast majority of the time.
Why Is Being Unhappy At Work Problematic?
There are many reasons why this is problematic, both for your personal life and work life.
- Bringing negative energy back into the home with you can bring down those you live with
- Inability to show your skills or no desire to do so, could result in lower self-esteem/self-worth
- Health impacts – weight gain, higher risk of illness, insomnia, mental health problems
- When you are unhappy at work, you lose motivation and this can stop you from seeking advancement opportunities or prevent you seeking out a new career
- You may develop unhealthy relationships with coworkers
- From an employer’s point of view, happier employees are:
- More productive
- Less likely to call in sick
- More creative
- Less likely to experience burnout
- More cooperative
Why High Achievers Find Themselves Unhappy At Work
Over the years, Dr Jan has found that it is very common for highly successful individuals to find themselves feeling unhappy at work. After working with many types of professionals, including business people, lawyers, architects and doctors, he has found four factors that come up time and time again:
- A poor work-life balance
- A high-pressure working environment
- The emotional effect of working with clients and patients
- The expectations and perceptions of other people
Do these resonate with you or have you recognised them in your employees, a family member or a friend? If so, you’re in the right place. Dr Jan can help.
What Is The First Step?
You’ve already taken it. You have recognised that there is a problem. This may not feel like a significant moment, as perhaps you weren’t consciously driving towards it, but it truly is.
The next thing to do is act upon the issue, you can do this by booking a complimentary, 20 minute, Discovery Call with Dr Jan. During this time, he will get to know more about you and the individual(s) you are calling to enquire about and give you actionable strategies to implement.