What to do when you are depressed at work

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jul 25, 2011

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If you are feeling constantly run down and depressed at work, it may be affecting your ability to reach your potential and because of this, you’re not a) enjoying your work or b) not making as much money as you can. You don’t have to “love” your job, but it helps that you don’t dread going in there every day. This article will help you to understand what to do when you are depressed at work.


It’s important to try to isolate what you feel is contributing to your depressed state at work. Is it just at work you feel like this, or do you carry it home in the evenings. Or is it because of what is happening away from work, and you’re carrying this burden into the office. It could be one of the two things really. If it’s because of work, then there are many things you can do to relieve yourself a little; let some air out of the balloon as it were.




This literally means a state of lasting for an indefinite amount of time. You should understand that this depressive state is probably just a temporary condition and you will pull through next week or next month; some variable will adjust itself to ensure this. If you understand this, then it’s an important step in understanding what to do when you are depressed at work.


You should take a look at what you are eating and drinking during your office hours. For instance, if you are eating a big lunch, then this may leave you feeling weighed down for a couple of hours afterwards. Some dieticians explain that foods such as meat, eggs, garlic slow down your thought process, and may put you behind in your work, contributing to your depression.


Regulate your coffee


Regulate the amount of coffee you drink during the day too. Whilst it may give you a quick fix and leave you pumped up briefly, it is an anti-depressant and will leave you feeling a little down later. It’s not good for you anyway. Drink green tea instead, as it has super health benefits and is supposed to augment a feeling or joy and happiness. Try it out!




Meditation is a great way of clearing the mind. Depression stems really from our mind’s inability to cope or deal with anxiety or stress. It’s been used for generations to help us reach full growth, maturity and potential. It might be difficult for people to understand how it can help, but you won’t know until you try it. If some people are able to get solace from it, why not you? And it’s a lot healthier than going on a course of anti-depressants.


So the next time you are wondering what to do when you are feeling depressed at work, try following some of these ideas and hopefully you’ll snap out of it promptly.



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