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Quiet quitting: what it is and what it has to do with health

quiet quitting

Let's find out what quiet quitting is and how it is connected to the health of those who choose to change jobs.

In recent times, and especially after Covid, everyone's priorities have changed. More and more people have begun to reconsider life from different points of view, coming to give different priorities to their needs. It is a phenomenon that has gradually also affected work. Which has prompted many people to decide to change it if deemed too stressful or capable of lowering the quality of work. An important choice which, therefore, is mainly made considering one's mental health and, in general, emotional life, social life and, obviously, free time.

What does quiet quitting mean and why it is increasingly popular

After years in which work has been considered a point of arrival for which to sacrifice everything, things are increasingly changing. This is a worldwide phenomenon , triggered after Covid and, in particular, due to the period in which many workers found themselves having to change their rhythms, habits and rules.

quiet quitting
quiet quitting

In fact, due to the stress suffered, more and more people have decided to preserve their mental health by changing their life perspectives. From the possibility of experimenting with smart working to the feeling of fragility that many have felt about their lives, quiet quitting has in fact taken over. A phenomenon born to give the right balance to work and private life. To avoid the born out and to enjoy moments of time to spend with friends and relatives.

This phenomenon therefore concerns the work and the possibility of changing it if it does not respect certain parameters. This doesn't mean that those who decide to leave the current one or to change the one they no longer feel comfortable with don't want to work. On the contrary, anyone who thinks about their mental well-being is, first of all, a person who pays attention to work and is able to perform at their best during working hours.

Nor is it that quiet quitting leads to less work. The only request from the workers is in fact that of not always having to work overtime. Of not having to take work home and to have their own time to recharge and live their own lives. A very common way of thinking among generation z . And, more generally, among the over 40s but which is expanding more and more, also reaching more adult workers who are attentive to their needs.

What are the benefits of quiet quitting

Often, quiet quitting involves people who are stressed at work and whose merits go unrecognized. Changing, in this sense, therefore leads to being able to find something better and receive the right rewards. At the same time, choosing not to accept a job because it is considered too demanding can lead to an improvement in the quality of one's life. And all to focus on what's really important.

If managed in the right way and not as a facade to hide the lack of desire to work, quiet quitting is therefore to be seen in a positive way . This does not exclude, however, that over time it will lead more and more companies to adapt to it. In fact, it is probable that many will feel more and more driven to improve the quality of their work in order not to lose excellent personnel.

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