There’s nothing worse is there?
Nothing worse than going into a job you hate. Day after day.
Every morning you drag yourself into the place, wishing you could call in sick. But you’re not that sort of person.
You just hate your job, but you’re not alone. There are millions of people out there doing it.
All of them trying to become immune. And all of them dying a little bit inside. Every day.
The crazy thing is that it really doesn’t have to be this way. Despite how powerless you might feel, you actually have a lot of control over the situation.
Here are 5 things to do when you hate your job.
1. Reduce Personal Stress
When you feel your job is sucking the life-force, and energy, out of you then it’s time to rethink and rebalance. (Click to Tweet) Try to reduce the stress in other parts of your life as much as possible.
Free up some personal time by getting rid of any option extras, and start prioritising self-care. Do things you enjoy. Hang out with people who make you feel good.
It won’t make you love your job, but it will make life easier and more enjoyable. We all have limits, and you need to reduce the amount of stress you’re currently experiencing.
2. Review Your Hours
Take a look at the hours you’re spending at work. Are they too long? What would your ideal week look like?
Before you start thinking, “I can’t change my hours” stop and rephrase the question. If you ask yourself, “How can I change this?” you’ll start thinking of creative solutions.
Maybe you can cut back on some expenses and work fewer hours. Or maybe you can negotiate other solutions with your employer.
3. Strengthen Your Connections
If you’re struggling to find meaning or satisfaction in your current role, build connections. By strengthening your connections with your colleagues you’ll feel a greater sense of purpose.
When you strengthen your connections with your friends and family you’ll also feel more supported, better understood, and stronger emotionally. If you decide to make a change they’ll understand your reasons and support you through the transition.
4. Discover Your Strengths And Passions
Learn about your strengths and passions, and try to find ways to incorporate them into your current role. If you’re not sure where to start try this free strengths finder.
You may find a whole range of ways you can use your strengths in your current workplace. If not, you’ll at least be able to see clear signs you should be in a different role.
5. Create An Exit Plan
Ultimately, life is too short to spend years of your life feeling unhappy. (Click to Tweet) So, if you decide you want to create a greater impact in the world and experience more purpose and satisfaction, you may need an exit plan.
While it may seem daunting, it is possible to change careers without losing your mind.
More and more people are opting to stop living a lie, and start creating a life they enjoy. And you can do it too.
We support people just like you. We help them believe in themselves and create a life they love.
Contact us and find out how we can help you change your life, today.
Sam has experience in public and private sector organisations across Australia and has been the Commercial Director with Kool Kids Training College since 2014.