1 year ago today I was having multiple “panic attacks” per day just thinking about my job…the stress was unbelievable. And I stuck with it because I felt as though it was the best course of action; financially, the flexibility & the proximity to home.
Looking back I wonder why it took me so long to get out and regain my joie de vivre!
If you are feeling anxiety about your job ask yourself some key questions:
- Do I like my job?
- Do I like my boss?
- Do I like my co-workers?
- Is it the people?
- Is it the culture of the company?
- Is it the tasks involved with the job?
- Can I change how I feel about it?
- Is it me or is it the job?
If you think it may help, talk to your boss about the stress level, schedule, compensation as there could be ways to improve the situation.
If you’re experiencing crippling anxiety about your job, losing sleep, feeling sick with dread about Mondays, getting depressed or feeling bad about yourself… TIME FOR A NEW ONE!
If your job is intolerable, you should leave, but…
…try not to quit before having something else lined up, as you will never feel more confident and be more irresistible to potential employers during an interview when you are currently employed…
…and don’t burn bridges. Don’t complain to colleagues or take it out on them. Be a professional. Continue to put in 100% even if you know that you will be leaving. It’s a small world and you never know when you may run into these coworkers in the future!
Don’t worry about your decision to move on. It is so much more important that your health, state of mind, and relationships be the priority. When they are, all else falls into place!