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Dealing with Fatigue at Work When You Have Depression

Dealing with Fatigue at Work When You Have Depression

Fatigue at work due to depression is a common problem, but that doesn't make it any less troublesome. You can successfully manage fatigue at work using these long-term and quick fix tips to deal with it on HealthyPlace. Take a look.

Fatigue at work often interferes with your job when you have depression. When you are constantly exhausted, it’s hard to focus on your job, and depending on what you do, this can be dangerous. If fatigue because of depression at work is a problem for you, it’s important to take steps to manage it. In this post, I will go over habits to establish to help you manage exhaustion, as well as some quick tips for dealing with fatigue at work.

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Making Friends at Work When You Have Depression

Making Friends at Work When You Have Depression

Do you struggle with making friends at work because you're depressed? Read this HealthyPlace blog for tips on making friends at work when you have depression. You just might find more support for your bad days when you reach out on your good ones. Take a look.

Making friends at work when you have depression is important because social support is an integral part of a healthy life. Even the most introverted among us need friends. Depression inherently affects the way we interact with others. Feelings of loneliness are a common sign of depression and the symptoms of depression often result in the desire to isolate yourself, which only further compounds the feeling of being alone. It can feel impossible to reach out when you’re depressed, but if you can establish a healthy support network, you have a lifeline during moments when it feels like depression is encompassing your whole world. This is particularly beneficial at work, where you spend most of your time. This is why it’s in your best interest to try to make friends at work, even with depression.

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Setting Boundaries at Work When You Have Depression

Setting Boundaries at Work When You Have Depression

Setting boundaries at work is important for your health, but it's hard to do. If you have depression and need help with setting boundaries at work, visit HealthyPlace and learn how to get what you need to succeed with depression at work.

Setting boundaries at work is important, but, as someone with depression, I have often struggled to set boundaries. It’s an important part of self-care when you’re depressed, but it’s not always easy, especially at work. You need to advocate for yourself, but you also don’t want to risk being fired, and if you also have an anxiety disorder like me, that might be a very real fear. That being said, if you are proactive and communicate clearly and professionally, you can successfully set boundaries at work and be happier and healthier for doing so.

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How to Talk To Your Boss About Depression

How to Talk To Your Boss About Depression

Talk to your boss about depression and you could be pleasantly surprised. Learn what to consider before you talk to your boss about depression with these tips.

Sometimes you have to talk to your boss about depression. It might be difficult for you to imagine talking to some of your friends about your depression, much less your boss. Personally, I have disclosed my depression to my bosses at several different jobs, and it was never easy, but it was always worth it. Before you jump into this tough conversation, there are several factors you should consider.

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Pros/Cons of Self-Employment While Living with Depression

Pros/Cons of Self-Employment While Living with Depression

Being self-employed with depression can be difficult at times. But, I think being self-employed and living with depression is better than being an employee.

Being self-employed presents a number of challenges. If you compound being self-employed with having a mental illness, it can be a very difficult dynamic. However, the dynamic may work better than a traditional employment situation for someone living with depression.

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Things to Ask Yourself When Choosing a Career While Living with Depression

Things to Ask Yourself When Choosing a Career While Living with Depression

Many individuals that live with major depressive disorder decide to pursue a career despite their sometimes debilitating illness. If you are interested in working, you should consider several things regarding your choice in employment. In order to increase the likelihood of success, it is imperative that you choose a job that best suits you and how your depression manifests.

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How to Do Your Job When Depression Affects Your Functioning

How to Do Your Job When Depression Affects Your Functioning

Like many average people that we share the world with, people living with depression have good days and bad days. However, when you have depression, your bad brain day can turn into bad brain days, weeks, months, etc. Depending on the nature of your depression and depressive episodes (frequency, severity and length), it can sometimes feel impossible to manage your life in any area, much less a job. 

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The War on Depression: Are You a Soldier Fit for Duty?

The War on Depression: Are You a Soldier Fit for Duty?

The war on depression is a fitting phrase. The dynamics of war and depression are similar. If you have depression, you have been battling a war of your own.

As of June of 2014, there were over 21 million living veterans in the United States according to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. This figure, considering the population of the United States, certainly makes the occupation significant. The dynamics of war, and the soldiers that fight them, have some parallels to the dynamics of living with chronic mental illness while trying to manage a vocation.

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More Tips on Keeping a Job When You Have Depression

More Tips on Keeping a Job When You Have Depression

More tips on keeping a job when you have depression? Yes. More. In the last article, I shared five tips for how to maintain a job with depression. Most of those tips centered around physiological wellness enhance performance on the job. This article will delve into five additional things you can do to keep a job when you have depression.

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5 Tips to Maintain Your Job–With Depression

5 Tips to Maintain Your Job–With Depression

Maintaining a job when you're depressed can be challenging. Check out these 10 tips for maintaining a job with depression to make it easier.

Have you ever experienced the joy of being offered an employment opportunity? We may make the statement, “I got the job!” with a happy tone and then say it again with an anxious tone. Why? Because we landed the job, but will we be able to maintain it? We know that depression can prevent people from functioning well enough to meet work demands. But take a look at these tips to maintain a job with depression to see how you can keep that employment.

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