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Feeling stuck at work? You hate your job? Burnout? Dragging yourself each morning out of bed to go to your work? There are a lot of options to change those feelings and become happy with your job again. You could try to spice up your tasks, apply for a different function within the company, or even quit your job all together. Kally, here at MiddleMe.net, has several articles with practical tips about how to get a new job, or improve your current one.
Unfortunately, more and more people are no longer happy at their jobs. We started to believe, we all should find our passion and our work environment should correspond with it. Passion, however, is not something you have or find, it is something you develop. Changing jobs or even pursuing a new career will not always automatically lead to happiness. One of the most important questions, before you even start pursuing another function or a new career:
Why do you work?
In this world, we need money to live and securing yourself a job is the decent way to do so. That’s why most of the working society does it: to get bread, pasta, rice, on the table. In other words, to provide for yourself and/or your family. Work to be able to live in a safe, warm and comfortable home. To buy clothes and shoes. Day in, day out fulfilling tasks to make sure you, your family, your neighbors, get their food on the table, their cars fixed, travel to their families, health-care, or whatever branch you work in. To me, valuable reasons to get out of your bed.
Don’t forget that every job has its purpose on its own.
With that in mind, maybe your job isn’t that dreadful after all? In addition, working to live is not just a cliché. Being able to go on holidays, to buy your favorite video-game or those pair of expensive shoes, to take your kids to an amusement park, to join your friends for dinner at an exclusive restaurant, etc. Starting to remember why you got your job in the first place?
Living a meaningful life accordingly to our true purpose is very important.
Make choices based upon your own beliefs, your own core values. Figure out what you don’t want, in order to uncover what you DO want. That fear of change could be unrealistic, your family more understanding of your need for it. Research, if that appealing other job is indeed worthwhile switching.
Asking yourself the right questions, why you feel the way you do about your job (and about anything in life) is significant. Be certain your work is the root cause of your negative emotions. This cliché is also true: the grass isn’t greener on the other side. The owners of that lawn learned how to flourish it. Hey, maybe you are even their gardener and you forgot to apply your knowledge to your own garden?