How To Know It Is Time To Leave
Whilst one can have a bad day at the office, it’s imperative to look for the signs that that bad day hasn’t turned into a bad month, or worse, a bad year. We have identified 5 commons signs that could determine whether it’s time to move on from your role.
YOU DREAD GOING TO WORK
Do you often go to sleep dreading the next day at work? Do you dread your alarm going off in the morning or perhaps spend your weekend anxious about the week ahead? Whilst it’s normal to have periods of stress at work, it is detrimental to spend your week and weekend dreading those eight hours at the office every single week. If this is you, you may want to consider a move.
YOUR WORK HAS BECOME BORING
If you spend most of your day looking at the clock, doing online shopping or playing games then perhaps you need to question your role. Although feelings of boredom can be quite a common trait in the workplace, researchers believe that consistent, prolonged feelings of boredom at work are warning signs that you are not doing what you want to be doing and are searching for something more.
YOUR WORK IS AFFECTING YOUR HEALTH
Work can be exhausting for everyone and feeling tired and drained may not necessarily mean its time to hand in your notice. However, if you have noticed changes in your health such as weight loss or gain, anxiety or inconsistent sleep patterns, you may want to consider a new start. The physical, emotional and mental exhaustion from consistently stressing about work can be extremely detrimental to your health.
THERE IS NO POTENTIAL FOR GROWTH
Don’t waste your time in a position that doesn’t offer opportunities of growth. It is very easy to get stuck in a job and if you love what you’re doing, being stuck can also feel comfortable. However, it is also important to remember every job you undergo should enhance your skills and build your experience. Developing your abilities adds value to your existence as an employee; this is crucial to a healthy career. You can be at a job for several years but without growth and new challenges, all you really have is years of experience repeated several times. If you are not learning or progressing, move on.
YOU HAVE A NEGATIVE ATTITUDE AND MINDSET
Instead of doing your daily work-related tasks and activities, you find yourself sinking into a daydream of exactly what you would do if you weren’t trapped in your job. Over the last few months slowly every day has turned itself into a ‘dress down Friday’. You’re constantly fed up and even little things like your manager giving you the most basic of tasks, leaves you feeling unmotivated and unchallenged. Your attitude towards your job is crucial to a good job satisfaction. Your negative attitude is already causing problems and the more you dwell in your current role, the worse you’re going to feel.
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