How To Know When It’s Time For a New Career
If you spend half of your working day dreaming of quitting, or you spend your whole weekend dreading Monday, then you probably already know it’s time to find a new career – but there are some less obvious signs too…
You’re not feeling challenged
If you always feel like you’re just coasting through the workday, or you feel like you could do your work in your sleep, then that’s a sure sign that you need a new challenge. If you can’t think of many recent, demanding and enjoyable assignments, then you may be feeling a little stagnant. We should always be learning and growing in our careers.
Your career path isn’t suited to your needs
It’s important to think about what you really value from a career, is it freedom and creativity, or do you need structure and certainty? Your career needs to let you live your values in order for you to reach professional fulfillment. If your current role isn’t aligned with your needs, then it’s time for a change.
The thought of things staying the same scares you more than change
Change can be daunting, especially when it’s a big change. But if you feel like you’re going nowhere and the thought of spending another few years doing what you’re doing now scares you more than the thought of starting from scratch in a new role, then that’s a sure sign you need a new challenge. The thought of this new challenge should be daunting, but exciting!
Your health is suffering
You may just feel tired, heavy and drained at the beginning and end of each day, or you may even be getting aches and pains that you never used to. Unhappiness at work can have a huge impact on our health, and the signs can creep up on you, starting small, but they end up affecting your quality of life.
If you’re starting to feel that your work life is impacting your health, then it’s definitely time for a change!
Your confidence is low
Some days you may feel like the reason for your unhappiness at work is you, that you’re the problem. Maybe you feel like you should be doing better, or trying harder, but if a job is making you feel like you’re not yourself, then maybe it’s time for a change.
The more time you spend questioning yourself, the harder it will be to convince yourself that you deserve your dream role, so ask yourself, is it time to move on?
If the above resonates with you, and you know deep down it’s time for a change, then it’s important to really think about what you want from a career, and the steps you need to take to achieve your goals.
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