Giving You Back the Control in the Workplace

While starting from something small, workplace bullying can continue to become a major problem in your life. It can affect your ability to work and your self-esteem.

When workplace bullying occurs you may feel like throwing up before work, you start to feel depressed, or you begin to believe you’re the cause of the bullying.

Workplace bullying isn’t ok. The workplace should be a supportive environment. One that is focused and calm, and where everyone works together to make the company run better.

Did you know that workplace bullying is more common than you think?

You don’t have to tolerate workplace bullying. You can take back control of your workplace and enjoy your job.

Common Signs of Workplace Bullying

  • You start to believe you’re the cause of all the bullying.
  • There’s a noticeable change in your mood when the working week starts.
  • Mental health days are taking up your paid time off.
  • You have an increase in health problems and your doctor advises to change jobs.
  • You fret about going to work and you throw up before you have to go.
  • You’re being picked on by a colleague or employer.

Your Approach to Getting Better

Fretting about work, throwing up, and low self-esteem are all common signs that workplace bullying may be taking place.

You don’t have to tolerate it. You can change your workplace environment to make it more enjoyable. You deserve to work in a supportive and calm workplace.

The first step in overcoming workplace bullying is recognising there’s a problem in your workplace.

The next step is understanding that you don’t deserve this from your co-workers or employees.

The third step is reaching out and getting the support you need from a registered psychologist.

Counselling in this area can help you realise you’re not at fault. You don’t have to put up with this bullying in the workplace any longer. You can change it.

The Effects of Workplace Bullying

While individual reactions vary, typical effects include:

  • Feelings of being stressed, anxious, depressed or scared
  • Reduction in confidence or self-belief
  • Activities outside of work affected: study, relationships etc.
  • Loss of trust for your employer or workmates
  • Physical symptoms such as sleep problems and head aches
  • High levels of absenteeism
  • Impaired ability to make decisions or panic attacks
  • Concentration problems, inability to work

How Does Workplace Bullying Start?

There’s a number of reason why workplace bullying may begin. These include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Someone may be feeling jealous of your work achievements and trying to bring you down.
  • You didn’t stand up for yourself the first time the negativity started.
  • You rejected inappropriate behaviour and they haven’t let it go yet.
  • Incompletion of deadlines that cost the business money.
  • Discrimination against your skin colour, age, or the way you talk.

Workplace bullying isn’t something you need to suffer from. You can enjoy your workplace again. Let Life Resolutions in Sydney help you gain back the power and control in the workplace.

To find out how we can help call today on 1300 668 256