In a perfect world, everyone would love their job. Unfortunately, for most people, that’s just not realistic. It’s okay to have a bad day at work every now and then. However, if you’re job is impacting you beyond your working hours, it may be time to quit. In this post I will help you find an answer to the question: Should you quit your job?
Is it Time to Quit your job?
Disclaimer: I’m not a financial or career advisor. I’m just sharing information I’ve learned along the way that I wish someone had shared with me years ago. Your decision about this important matter will depend on your individual circumstances. I hope this post helps you!
Are you working all the time, even when you’re not being paid?
If you’re devoting all of your time to your job, your quality of life will suffer. Especially, if you’re working for free. Don’t let yourself be taken advantage of. If you’re working nonstop and not being compensated accordingly, it may be time to quit your job.
Are you stressed out about your job, even when you’re not working?
If your job is stressful, it’s important to be able to compartmentalize. If your work stress is bleeding into your home life, that’s not good for anyone. You should be able to enjoy your down time, take time to relax, and spend time with your family. If the stress of your job is stopping you from being able to do any of those things, it may be time to quit your job.
Is it affecting your health?
Really think about this. Excessive stress is dangerous. If you’re experiencing constant stress due to your job, it’s affecting your health.
Are you losing sleep because of your job? That affects your health too.
If your job is affecting your health, it’s probably time to quit.
You need to make yourself a priority.
Is your job ruining your life?
Are you miserable all the time? Are you moody at home because you’re still stressed about your work day? Is it stopping you from spending time with your family and friends?
If your job is stopping you from doing all of the things you enjoy, it may be time to quit your job.
If your job is changing your personality and affecting the way you treat others in your personal life, it may be time to quit your job.
If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time to quit your job.
The best way to feel comfortable quitting your current job is to line up a new one. I know it isn’t always easy to get a new job but it’s important to remember that you can’t get a job if you don’t look. If you’re interested in getting a new job, you should be looking regularly and applying to the ones that seem like they could be a good fit.
I encourage you to think outside of your current career. Brainstorm a list of your skills. Then, Google jobs with those skills! You’ll get a ton of ideas about what you could do outside of your current job.
When you are looking for a new make sure you’re looking at the place/company that is offering the job and not just the tasks the job entails. Look into the company. See if there are any reviews online. You want to find a place that other people have loved working. This information may be available, you just have to look for it.
Earlier this year, I quit my job. And I didn’t even have another one lined up….
I was miserable every single day at my old job. It was a very poorly managed, unsafe place. Every day was pure chaos.
Everyone I worked with was miserable, too. Sadly most of them are still going back there each day. I am so thankful that I made the choice to quit.
I’m not going to say that it was easy to find my new, wonderful job. I spent several weeks applying to every job I could find. And eventually I found an amazing job in a happy place.
Chances are, if you make the time to look you can find a job that is a better fit for you too.
But you’ll never find it if you don’t take the time to look.
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