With the new year just around the corner, it’s a time when people think about change, what they will do differently, what will make their life better and one of the things that makes a massive difference to your life is your job. How long have you been at your current company for? Has it just become a habit, part of your life, that you’ve forgotten why you’re even there? Do you care about it? Do you hate your boss? Do you have mates at work? Do you enjoy what you do each day? Do you find yourself searching ‘jobs near me’ in Google? There are some undeniable signs that you need a new job but others you can accept as the norm, but you shouldn’t. If your job is not fulfilling you, then it’s time to do something about it. Here are a few signs you should not ignore:
Okay, so you go to work, you get your job done, but it’s a struggle. You drag yourself out of bed in the morning; you force yourself to sit at your desk and get through your to-do list. However, you find that, instead of aiming to go above and beyond, doing anything extra and working to your full potential, you are scraping by with the bare minimum. This is alright as a one-off, but if this is every day and this is your norm, and you can’t improve job satisfaction, then it’s time to get out. You need to be excited about something again, passionate and driven. You spend far too much time in your job to be bored and disinterested, so you need to find something that motivates you.
You’re Still Doing The Same Thing
If you’ve worked in your role for a while, have you progressed at all since day one or are you still doing the same thing? If you haven’t been challenged to push your boundaries and accept new assignments or had the opportunity to take on additional responsibilities, then could you be stuck? While it’s nice to feel comfortable and confident in what you’re doing, if you’re not moving forward in your career, then that could mean it’s either time to speak with your boss or find a new role that will give you the ability to spread your wings.
You’re Always Stressed
Is your stomach always in knots? While a certain amount of stress is healthy, and you might enjoy it, if you discover that you’re continually feeling worried and nervous about work, thinking about it before you go to sleep at night and first thing in the morning then perhaps it’s time to see what else is out there and more suited to your needs.
Do you find yourself snapping at your loved ones? Even when you’re home from work, if you still feel uptight and irritable then perhaps it is your job making you feel this way. Your career can have a significant impact on how you are outside of the office for better or for worse, so if you’re not sure then maybe it’s time to step back and have a look at how it’s making you feel.
You Can’t Remember the Last Time You Were Excited to Go to Work
Do you take it for granted that Mondays are rubbish, and you will never want to get up and go to work? That’s pretty normal, but what about once you are in work, can you remember the last time you got excited about working on a new project? If you can’t, then it really could be time for a change.