5 Reasons Why You Feel Terrible After Your Workday
While it's natural to feel tired after a hard day's work, feeling awful after every workday shouldn't be taken lightly. Here are a few reasons from Eureka Ergonomic why you feel physically and emotionally worn down after a normal workday. Eureka Ergonomic designs and distributes ergonomic chairs for back pain for both home and office use. Ergonomic chairs for back pain are designed to improve motion economy and alleviate lower back pressure during extended periods of sitting.
If you have a high-stress job that makes significant physical and emotional demands, you may feel as though malaise is just the price you must pay to pursue your chosen career. However, sacrificing your overall health and well being shouldn't be a requirement of any profession, and constant pain and/or stress will diminish your ability to perform your tasks effectively. Here are the reasons that are likely contributing to your physical and emotional malaise.
- The struggles significantly outweigh the rewards. Some work tasks can be tremendously rewarding, but many are highly stressful and taxing without offering any clear benefit to the person being stressed and taxed. This is particularly true in customer service jobs where angry and abusive customers must be heard and respected, but the employer simultaneously demands that the representative continually promote products and services in spite of the customer's requests and attitude. Feeling exploited and degraded on a daily basis will eventually lead to physical symptoms that may threaten your health.
- You constantly feel as though you're failing. This may or may not be due to your capabilities, but working in an environment where you are continually made to feel as though you are under-performing can take its emotional toll. When your supervisor marginalizes you – leaves you out of discussions, reduces your responsibilities – or when your contributions are devalued, it may be due to a misguided strategy to enhance employee performance, or it could be a passive-aggressive message.
- No time to exercise. Exercise can help stave off stress and fatigue while boosting energy levels. Long working hours in an environment that doesn't support physical exertion or wellness may exacerbate or even cause physical symptoms.
- Fluctuating work hours are interfering with your sleep hygiene. If you work at inconsistent hours, it could significantly affect your ability to achieve restful sleep, which may lead to considerable health issues. Lack of proper sleep has been shown to correspond with heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Moreover, lack of sleep influences mood and raises stress levels, making a tough, high-pressure job even more difficult.
- Your job doesn't take the proper measures for your physical well-being. If your job involves significant physical exertion, it stands to reason that your employer would provide you with the equipment and safety measures that allow you to execute your tasks with the minimum of physical strain. However, if your job involves remaining seated for hours at a time – particularly in a poorly-constructed chair – it may not have occurred to management to offer resources, or put measures in place, that reduce the likelihood of physical harm. Without the proper ergonomic solutions, your body could suffer significant and long-term discomfort.
Eureka Ergonomic: Creating ergonomic chairs for back pain that encourage proper body alignment.
If you're struggling with the consequences of remaining seated for eight or more hours every day, Eureka Ergonomic chairs for back pain help relieve lower back pressure, facilitate healthy posture, and promote overall spinal health. To learn more about Eureka Ergonomic chairs for back pain, please visit our gallery page.