We all want to do our very best at work, as that generally means that our job is secure, and that the possibility of advancement and extra pay increases. Given that the average person spends at least a third of their day at work, there are going to be times when you might feel a little off, or when you are just unhappy with the work environment. Those are the times when your job performance can be affected, which in turn may lead to your boss being less than pleased with the work that you are delivering. Negative feedback at work happens, but if it’s beginning to happen on a regular basis, you need to figure out what is going on.
One of the most common reason why work performance begins to slide is because of a general unhappiness with the job in general. It may be that you grow weary of doing the same thing every single day, or that a co-worker or boss is making your life miserable. In these types of situations, there is often nothing you can do except find a new job. That is often easier said than done, though, especially in the current job market. There are many people who stick with a job they are miserable in because they fear what may be on the other side if they choose to move on. For some, it’s easier to stay and be miserable than to make a move that will bring with it feelings of fear and nervousness.
It may well be that you enjoy your job, but start to notice that your performance is slipping. This could well be a sign that a situation in your personal life is being carried over into the workplace. If you are having money or relationship issues, those don’t just go away the moment you walk through the front door at work and punch your time card. Those outside stresses can stay with you, and can sometimes work subconsciously to sabotage what you are doing in the workplace. Until you get your personal stuff under control, there is always the possibility that it is going to get in the way of you excelling in your job.
There is of course always the possibility that you are not entirely sure why your performance is slipping at work. There are some people who don’t realize that things are going wrong until they are called into the manager’s office and given the official reprimand. Even when what you have done wrong is explained, there can still be some confusion as to why things took a wrong turn in the first place. No matter the scenario, think about seeking some clarity from a therapist when your situation at work is getting you down. They can often help you get to the root of the problem, and can provide tips and solutions that might just help get your work and personal life back on the right track.
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