5 ways to know if it’s time to change career

Everybody, at some point, thinks about changing their career. normally there is not just one factor that guides you towards wanting to leave your current career. It is really easy to remain in a role that you dislike because change can be scary. However, it is also easy to forget your self-worth. It is time to stand up and take control of your work life. Here are a few signs that is time to check in to a new career.

  • Tired all the time. One of the first things I noticed when things were becoming more difficult was that I became really lethargic. I spoke to family and friends about how tired I was all the time and had trouble sleeping .
  • You’re nervous to go to work. most of us don’t particularly enjoy getting up for work on a Monday morning it is rare to have anxiety. I know that nothing bad is going to happen. I feel like I am having to give myself a pep talk every morning.
  • You’ve lost your passion. This is one of the most important factors of knowing that you need to switch careers. I have also found myself becoming increasing jealous of people who are enjoying their jobs. finding it hard to be happy for other people’s achievements. I obviously don’t show my jealousy to my friends and hearing about their successful, happy jobs.
  • You’re watching the clock or counting down. Even though it is completely normal to look forward to the weekend ‘just a few more hours till I can go home’ or ‘two more days until the end of the week.’ I don’t know whether this is due to boredom. Maybe your job isn’t challenging enough or maybe it could be that you’re not progressing through your career quick enough. 
  • You feel invisible or you feel stuck- This was a one of the breaking points that I felt in my job. I felt invisible most of the time for example my ideas were either ignored or dismissed. This feeling of being stuck is something is because of not being able to progress.

It is important to protect your mental health in these situations. At the end of the day if you feel like you are struggling at work and you have exhausted then don’t keep putting yourself through the anxiety. Keep an eye out for these signs. Make sure you’re taking care of yourself. If you feel overwhelmed at work tell a friend, tell a colleague or talk to a doctor. 

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