So, you hate your job
We've all been there. We've had those days when you come home from work and you are just miserable. Whether it's what your boss said to you, something a customer did, or the work you had to complete. You sit there and say to yourself, "I hate my job." So...what are YOU going to do about it?
Step 1: Analyze your situation
I want you to really dig down and find the root of your hatred. Do you hate it all the time? Or just today? Has there been a rising number of situations that are making it more difficult? Is it your boss or your coworkers? Is it the actual day-to-day tasks that you complete? Is it the field of work that you're in? Once you're able to narrow down what is causing the hate...you need to start a trial run.
Step 2: Trial Run
If you only hate certain aspects of your job, but not the entire position, give it a trial run. My advice is to always give the job a chance. If you're just starting, or if you've been there for 20 years...take the time to clear your mind and look at everything with a fresh perspective. Give it 2 weeks. In those 2 weeks, take notice of your emotions, your stress level, your tolerance, your motivation etc. See how you feel. If you can continue with your work, and find solutions to your issues, then great! That's exactly where you need to be. If not, it's time to move on to step three.
Step 3: Quit that job.
Yes. I did write quit your job, and yes I meant it. Here's where a lot of people get tied up. They start with their excuses: "Well, I can't quit my job because of this, this and this." "Well, it's not THAT bad, I'll just stay." And then they are unhappy because they feel lost or stuck. And maybe this is you too.
All I have to say, is take yourself out of your cozy little comfort zone and quit! Life is WAY too short to stay at a job you don't like. I don't want you to feel like you're stuck. I know what it's like. You may think that you don't have any other choice but to stay there. But you do! Make decisions for yourself. Put your happiness first. Get out of your crappy job and get onto those job boards and find what you love, or create what you love. The world has so much to offer as long as your're willing to search and work for it.
The day I quit my corporate job, was the best day of my life. I felt brand new. I was given a fresh start. All the negativity, the sleepless nights, the regret...it was all gone. It was such a liberating feeling to take everything into my own hands and I want you to feel the same way.
Till next time,