New year, new luck, and why not a new job. With the arrival of the new year 2020, it may be time to ask yourself if you are ready for a fresh start in your career. Sometimes we tend to stay in our comfort zone because we feel safe in it, but it only brings us negatives. If you've started to feel unsatisfied, unhappy, apathetic, and even depressed, perhaps the monotony of your current job is at the root of your emotional torment.
Here are some signs that it's time to change your job, and most of all, that you're ready for it. Don't delay.
1. You pause, mumble, or deflect the question when asked what you do
When a person feels inconsistent and dissatisfied with his career or work, he would hardly want to talk about it. This is because you probably feel unidentified in your work. You feel that she is not for you or that she does not bring you any positive emotion. You just do your job, but without any passion. People who have chosen the right career for themselves look radically different. They talk willingly about the things they do and radiate satisfaction, passion.
2. You've become the yes man
You used to be vocal, you said "no" when you disagreed with something in your work or you had a more accurate vision of the execution of plans and tasks. You've had heated arguments with co-workers, even your boss, and now you've turned into an apathetic, yes-answer employee who frankly doesn't care what happens.This is a very clear sign that it is time to leave this ship and get on the next one. It's obvious that you feel helpless to change anything in your current workplace, and you really don't care about the consequences of the insane things that are being asked of you.
3. You've lost interest in hobbies and activities you used to have
Dissatisfaction with the wasted effort you put into work you don't like or have lost interest in for one reason or another makes you feel depleted of feelings and energy to do anything in the evening after work or on the weekend. You have no desire to go out, go to a bar with friends, take up a new activity. You reject all suggestions and instead of lifting your spirits and distracting yourself, you lie on the sofa at home with no energy.
It may seem harmless to you, but it is not. This is one of the most obvious signs that your work has long stopped making you feel good, which can take on physical dimensions in addition to the already existing emotional ones such.If the little things in your free time that used to bring you happiness and enjoyment have stopped being of interest to you, this is not a good sign at all. If you don't change something in your life, you risk falling into burnout or depression.
4. You don't learn anything new
The ruts of the good old familiar have taken you on your right path and you have entered a boring and murderous routine that is crushing you mentally. You're not learning anything new. Stomp in one place. You are so used to what you do that you can do it without thinking. You've turned into a mechanical robot that can make up the dinner menu in your mind while entering the data into your computer, for example. It's no coincidence that you feel terrible.
5. You no longer have any desire to give 100% of yourself
Remember when you started your job how you felt and how you behaved. You probably put in more effort. It was interesting to you. You wanted to prove yourself, show what you are capable of.You did your best. However, now you are giving far less than 100% of your capacity, sometimes on purpose, sometimes unconsciously.
You don't care if someone will praise you or not, especially if you know no one will, let alone promote you. You have long been aware of the problems of the company you work for and have realized that even if you do your best, things will not change. You say to yourself "why should I care" and take it day by day.
Stop this vicious circle and change the workplace. You'll be surprised how refreshing this will make you feel.
6. You feel like what you do doesn't matter
You feel that your work is devoid of meaning. You have the feeling that you are not seeing the fruits of your labor or that the efforts you make are not reflected in any way. Your motivation is gone. Sometimes you are even ashamed to say what you do because you feel that you will be looked at with sympathy or reproach without your work being shameful or embarrassing at all.It's just that you've been feeling this way for a while now. Change your workplace to freshen up.
7. Your values are at odds with your career
In the beginning, a person has an idea of what he is looking for and what he dreams of professionally. With experience and age, these values can change. If making money was a priority for you in the beginning, now you may have learned some things and re-evaluated what is important to you. If your job doesn't meet these needs, you'll feel worse and worse.