Some days it seems are easier to get out of bed than others, but why? Is it the weather? Are you over tired? Something in your personal life? Or is it your job that’s making you miserable?

According to research, if we work from the age of 18 to 67, we will spend an average of 92,120 hours of our lives at work!* So why would you put up with something that’s going to make you miserable for that length of time?

There are signs to look out for that indicate that it’s your job over everything else that is making you miserable.

  1. You can never switch off from work.
  • Everybody needs time that’s just for them and for most of us that will be evenings and weekends. That time should be when we get to catch up with family and friends, and generally live our lives.
  • If you’re finding that your free time is being spent worrying about work or checking your e-mails, then there’s a chance your job is not making you happy.
  • You need to have a balance between the two.
  1. You moan a lot!
  • Whether it’s to your colleagues, your friends, the bloke who works in the supermarket, you can’t stop moaning!
  • Whilst in the moment it might feel good to unleash your frustrations, long term you’ll find you are just feeding your bad mood and find yourself just going around in a vicious circle of misery.
  1. You’re tired all the time.
  • You find getting out of bed in the morning genuinely really difficult. It’s not just that you’ve had a late night or a bad night’s sleep, you feel genuinely exhausted.
  • It’s hard to be excited about the day ahead when you’re dreading it.
  1. You notice physical symptoms.
  • It might be that you start to notice your body reacting physically to your unhappiness. Things you might notice include stomach pains or headaches.
  • If you notice these are becoming more common then please seek the advice of a GP, they will be able to advise you on the best course of action.
  • Please don’t suffer in silence.
  1. You don’t care!
  • You just stop caring about the job you’re doing, whether you’re meeting deadlines, doing a good job or even how you’re being perceived by your colleagues.
  • This can be dangerous as you could find yourself being demoted or even fired.

If you think this sounds like you, then why not try having a chat with your line manager and see if anything can be done. If you think your symptoms might need medical help, then please seek the advice of a medical professional.

If you think you’re just ready for a change, then please visit the Dalmatian job board and see what other opportunities are out there and “Be Spotted” for a new career!


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