Although a satisfying life is the result of balance in many areas, work is a fundamental point to feel happy or declare yourself in the opposing team.
On this, a study by Harvard University determined which jobs generate the most unhappiness.
The guideline given by this survey is that the more solitary occupations that do not have the possibility to establish bonds give more dissatisfaction.
Security guards working nights or long-haul truck drivers They are the ones who suffer the most from this characteristic.
As the note on the GQ website lists, it can also happen among those who carry out deliveries or shift work, occupations that are too technical, in which there is no interaction with other colleagues.
The example of the new age: full-time home office workers, with zero integration with their team.
“This feeling of being disconnected from others at work is not just a psychological problem. Furthermore, according to other recent studies, increases the risk of death to a similar degree as smoking, obesity and physical inactivityRobert Waldinger, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of a Harvard study on adult development, summarized in a note for CNBC.
Office breaks are healthy
A very frequent mistake, following the GQ note, is to think that productivity suffers when employees have brief moments of relaxation or conversation.
The reality is that the effect is the opposite. There is research that proves it having friends at work generates more productivity and engagement.
But not everything is work, as there are other indicators of happiness. On this, Waldinger states that “People who are more socially connected to family, friends and community are happier, healthier and live longer.”
While those who are more isolated are more likely to “deteriorate in their health earlier in middle age, their brain function deteriorates earlier and they will live fewer years,” Waldinger concludes, according to GQ testimony.
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