4 Ways Your Depression May Be Causing Trouble at Work

4 Ways Your Depression May Be Causing Trouble at Work

4 Ways Your Depression May Be Causing Trouble at Work

Does the idea of work cause you to feel anxious or stressed? Do you struggle with getting work done because you are constantly tired or have difficulty concentrating? Unfortunately, depression does not choose when to rear its head. When you struggle with depression, you may also struggle to accomplish certain work tasks or just have the motivation to even go into the office in the first place. In mental health therapy in Winter Park, we address ways to cope with depression to prevent it from negatively affecting your life, especially at work. These are a few ways that your depression can cause trouble in the workplace.

Negatively Affect Your Performance

Does the idea of work cause you to feel anxious or stressed? Do you struggle with getting work done because you are constantly tired or have difficulty concentrating? Unfortunately, depression does not choose when to rear its head. When you struggle with depression, you may also struggle to accomplish certain work tasks or just have the motivation to even go into the office in the first place. In mental health therapy in Winter Park, we address ways to cope with depression to prevent it from negatively affecting your life, especially at work. These are a few ways that your depression can cause trouble in the workplace.

Negatively Affect Your Performance

When you struggle with depression, you may have issues getting to work on time, focusing on work-related tasks, or engaging in beneficial conversations in meetings. Depression may cause you to feel fatigue that can hit you the moment you wake up, which can make initial movements difficult, and this can mean that you just lack general interest in accomplishing anything. Over time, this can have a negative influence on your performance at work, but you can treat your depression and talk to your boss to manage the issue before it becomes a problem.

Low Energy

Fatigue is one of the main symptoms of depression, and this can truly make it difficult to focus on work-related tasks. Simple tasks, like writing an email or sitting through a meeting, can seem like large hurdles to overcome each day. However, one of the best ways to manage this is to create to-do lists with small tasks. Achieve one thing at a time so that you can make your way through your day with concentration and focus, even when you are not really feeling up to it.

Fixation on Failures

Many people with depression are also self-critical. If something goes wrong, they may fixate on the negativity of the situation, which can be detrimental to their health and work performance. When you hear that a pitch did not go your way or you learn that you made a mistake on a calculation, you may struggle to accept these mistakes. Instead of working to fix them, you may spend time toiling over these issues and beating yourself up. Avoid this by instead focusing on the solution and righting any wrongs.

Difficulty Connecting with Colleagues

Depression can also cause you to feel withdrawn, which can have negative effects on your socialization at work. You may want to walk straight to your cubicle without talking to anyone, and you may want to avoid important meetings. Instead of letting this happen, you should create a safe space with those you enjoy talking to. Connecting with colleagues shows that you enjoy and care for your job, so make an effort to find like-minded individuals that also respect your space and privacy at work.
These are just a few ways that depression can affect your performance at work. If you are struggling to get work done or you have a difficult time getting out of bed for work in the morning, you may want to seek mental health therapy in Winter Park to learn some coping mechanisms.

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Heather Oller

Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.