Mental health is a topic that’s received a lot more attention in the last decade, and this is all for the better. Our society is starting to learn how crucial it is to take care of ourselves not just physically, but also mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. This can truly be significant when it comes to work life, and here’s why.
Pressures of Making Money
The old adage claims that money is the root of all evil. In a less dramatic sense, this adage can point to something about who we are as a people. We tend to put a lot of pressure on ourselves, but especially because society has allowed money to define who we are.
This is, of course, dependent on the country, area, or community that you live in, but the pressure of showing that you’re financially successful (and more traditionally, especially for men), is a real thing. Unfortunately, this can lead someone down a very unhappy path—whether the person becomes successful or not.
Money Isn’t Everything
Let’s make one thing clear. Having a job is definitely important, but it’s not everything. What good is a large paycheck to improve your quality of life if, ironically, your quality of life suffers as a result? Keep things in balance by having career goals but also seeking a mentally fulfilling life.