Change is a concept that we’re always uncomfortable about. But didn’t they say that there is no constant thing in this world but change? Have you ever felt that in your career? That you needed a change? Do you still remember how excited and giddy you felt when you were just starting in your current job? That first-day high was really something. You have butterflies in your stomach. You have loads of plans for your position. The sky’s the limit for your dreams. You wake up every morning with a renewed sense of hope for the future.
And then, along the way, things and priorities changed. That adrenaline was gone. Instead, you feel the dread that creeps into your being when you think about work. You don’t want to wake up in the morning and prepare for work. Most of the time, you feel that there’s nothing in it for you, except that you have to earn a living.
You Are Not Alone
This is nothing new. People feel that all the time about their work. It takes days, weeks, and even months to get out of that slump. But how do you know this time is more real? How do you determine the permanence of what you’re feeling about work?
Your Mind Wanders to Something Else
Distractions are part of your everyday life. It’s normal to check your social media pages or even chat with your colleagues at work. But what if your mind keeps on wandering on the same thing that it makes you less productive at work? What if you’re constantly thinking about working for someone else or on something different?
Because of the pandemic, a lot of people felt the vulnerability of employment. Now, they want to own a business. They want to have more control over what they can earn. That’s why there’s been a lot of interest in buying a franchise.
But before you dive into any kind of business, study the market first. The coronavirus pandemic changed the landscape of consumerism. Today, consumers worry about their health more than ever. That’s why a fruit juice franchise might be successful right now. Consumers want to eat and drink healthy options.
You Are Bored Beyond Comprehension
A lot of employees switch to cruise control when they are bored at work. This means that they just let things be without giving it a second thought. It isn’t fair to you or your employer. If you are going to work, you have to give it 100% of your focus and attention.
Boredom at work is a clear indicator that you have outgrown your job. It doesn’t excite or challenge you anymore. When you feel like this, there is no reason why you should stay any longer in your job. You should search for new opportunities on how to earn a decent living.
But don’t just resign and switch to another career. You have to think long and hard. How much do you have in savings? Do you have a pending job offer already? Are you only going to look for a new job after you resigned? Boredom doesn’t justify financial irresponsibility.
You Are Exhausted
Work is tiring. Even the job you love is tiring. But exhausting is a different matter. It seeps into your bone. It affects your sleep and the way you live your life. There is no job in the world worthy of dominating your every thought. You are exhausted beyond means because you are not committed to the job anymore. It lost its spark for you.
Exhaustion, of course, isn’t an excuse to be bad at work. You actually have to exert extra effort into fulfilling your duties at work. You know you’re exhausted, and your work is probably subpar. That’s why you have to be more attentive and focused.
Your Values Are No Longer Aligned
At the beginning of your career, your focus is to make as much money as you can. As you grow older, your values shift. When you have a family, you will want a better place for your children. That’s why you will also start looking at the values that the company you work for espouses. When these values no longer align, you might feel that it is time to move on.
Go back to how you felt when you first got a job. Yes, things will always be different as you grow older and get more experience. But at the very least, there should be some semblance of that doe-eyed wanderer that you once were on your first day.