Tuesday February 11th, 2020
While depression can affect many aspects of your life, with differing outcomes that depend on how severe your depression is, its effect on work performance has the ability to cause a long-lasting negative impact on your daily work life, and career. A fulfilling job has the ability to provide personal happiness as well as vital financial abundance, so it is worth analysing whether your mental health is getting in the way of your success.
The results of depression on your work performance can present itself in many forms, such as absenteeism and presenteeism. Absenteeism, the act of regularly staying away or avoiding work, is more commonly recognised as a work-related result of depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues.
The results of absenteeism may sound obvious; a lack of trust by an employer, missing important work opportunities, and a sense of failure by the person involved. This sense of failure can in turn encourage further similar behaviour, in a means to avoid the inevitable results of not showing up to work, therefore making the situation even worse.
However, presenteeism can be just as detrimental. The act of being present at work for more hours then are required, this symptom can occur when an employee is insecure about their job, often as a result of personal insecurity. When this irrational fear presents itself as a side-effect of depression, the results can be draining and extremely debilitating for other aspects of your life.
Spot the signs
Both absenteeism and presenteeism can often be misinterpreted by employers, and fellow employees, as signs of low motivation or low interest in the job. Because of this, it is important that you recognize and address the issue, so your employer can understand and help you out.
Do you tend to arrive late to work, or constantly try to leave work early? Do you have a habit of calling in sick last minute on a Monday or a Friday, or calling in sick with vague, undiagnosed illnesses? If so, your depression may be having a negative impact on your work in the form of absenteeism.
If none of those symptoms sound familiar yet you feel your work is yielding lower results than ever, you may have the slightly harder to diagnose presenteeism. Despite working longer hours, this symptom of depression in the workplace can mean less productivity, more mistakes, and a lack of care about results. As well as looking tired and feeling exhausted, your work can also feel underprepared and lower quality.
How ThisHerb can help
Natural methods can often be a low impact way to improve your mood in small ways on a daily basis, and this is where ThisHerb can help. While symptoms of severe depression and anxiety should always be diagnosed and assisted with a doctor's help, there are benefits to using a herbal supplement like Sunny Pills to ensure you are getting that sunshine lift. With 100% natural, plant-based ingredients, these pills can increase focus, reduce anxiety, and improve your mood, making your work day that bit more manageable.