You keep telling yourself you’re just in a rut, but the truth is, you’ve been thinking about pursuing a new career for some time now. Knowing the right time can be tricky. There’s always the dreaded fear of whether or not you’ll find another job. If you do find one will you like it?
Yes, there is a lot to think about before breaking up and moving on but if you’re still questioning it, here are a few signs it’s time.
- You’ve checked out. If you feel like you’ve just been going through the motions and you’re feeling more apathy than excited to go to work, it’s probably time. Think about why you went into the field. Are you accomplishing what you set out for? There’s little satisfaction when you’re not making the impact you had dreamt you’d make. When was the last time you were excited for a project? If you’re finding that you’re dreading work every day, it’s probably time to move on.
- The salary can’t keep you. True, there are many things we’d be willing to do as long as the pay was right. But what if you’re at the point that as good as the pay is, all you can think about on Monday is Friday? It’s time to quit and move on.
- The job is affecting your quality of life. If you’re exhausted and constantly stressed it’s good to remember that no job is worth the decline or your physical and mental wellbeing. This kind of stress can impact your relationship with others especially if it’s making you irritable and unhappy.
So, if you find yourself already daydreaming about a different job, now’s the time to take the first step in breaking up with your career and moving on to a happier life.