Everybody sometimes have bad times at work and we all struggle to get out of bed even if we work at a job we love. Sometimes we get tired from everything and simply need a break. But there is a big difference between a time when we need a break and a time when we need to consider quitting our job. Quitting a job is never easy, especially since it’s hard to find a new one. How to understand is your frustration normal or you've reached the point of no return and the best you can do is to call quits and think about what you want in life. Here are 9 signs you need to quit your job:
Your Work Makes You Feel Miserable
Of course, work is no party and you don't have to smile all day. But if you can't remember when was the last time your work made you smile - you have a problem. If even thinking about your current job makes you unhappy - that is a reason to think whether you want to spend most of your time in a place you don't want to be.
Procrastination Is Your Best Friend
If you put your work off until later can be a way to avoid doing it at all. If you are constantly distracting yourself and feeling lack of enthusiasm every time you need to get the job done you can't be productive. If you're procrastinating all the time it will affect the quality of your work too. If you constantly feel like you don't want to do the job maybe you should consider quitting it eventually.
You Live For Weekends
If you start counting down till weekend starting from Monday you might need changes in your life. Spending your days fantasizing about holidays is not the best way to spend your life. Your job has to bring you joy, not to be your personal torture-chamber.
You Have A Boss From Hell
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If you have bad relationship with your boss no matter how hard you've tried to fix it - that is a big reason to start over somewhere new. Bad relationship with a supervisor can not only affect your work but also be a reason you wouldn't get a promotion. Tension is not the best atmosphere for productive work.
You Instantly Complain About Your Work To Everyone
If your conversations with your spouse and friends become dominated by complaints and laments about your work day and every conversation eventually brings you to a negative commentary about your day at work, it might be time to find a job that will incite not complaints but instead productive discussion about your professional challenges, lessons learned, and the day's highlights.
You Feel Bad
Sometimes our body tells us something we don't yet get psychologically. If you can't find an explanation for headaches, stomach aches, and fatigue, it's time to consider a stress as an explanation. And if your job is the one that's causing it - it's time to think about some changes.
You Can't Move Up
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If you have reached the limits at a current job and have no room to grow - you need to think if you want to stay on this exact position for years without any changes or start somewhere new and maybe even change your career.
Your Personal Life Is Suffering
Whether you work too many hours or you’re stressed and miserable when you come home it is surely a reason to leave if your work is affecting your personal life or you don't have personal life at all.
Staying in a bad job for too long can be very harmful to your career. I'm sure no one want's to spend most of the time on work they hate. If you’ve tried everything to make things better and failed, it may be time to move on and look for better opportunities.