Technical and business consulting executives often struggle to utilize the time they are afforded, even while many employers offer excellent leave benefits and encourage taking time off with company-wide “disconnect” times.
Men find it more difficult to give their emotional needs priority. It seems men often get the short end of the stick when it comes to voicing and processing their feelings. Since birth they have been conditioned to “be brave,” “be strong” and the famous cliché “big boys don’t cry.” Consequently, men have a higher tendency to internalize their emotional pain which leads to physical conditions such as gastro-intestinal problems, headaches, and ulcers. Men have been socially conditioned to “white knuckle” through their emotional experiences and simply “get the job done.” At times, men bypass their internal alarms leading to less than favorable outcomes and more serious physical ailments such as heart disease.
Deciding whether to remain in a situation, or leave, is a difficult task and requires a person to weigh many pros and cons. Here is a list of things you might consider.