Do you feel like every time you step into the office that you’re counting the minutes until you can leave? Do you struggle to get out of bed for work, avoid socializing with your co-workers, or feel stuck in a rut? Well, it could be time to start searching for another job and find career fulfillment. Here are five telltale signs that point to an unhealthy work/life balance or burnout.
You Feel Tired All of the Time
Forget just the mornings – most of us understand that peeling yourself away from the comforts of bed is a continuous internal battle even if you love what you do! If you’re also struggling to focus and stay awake while at work each and every day, that constant tiredness and dread of going to work is telling you to make a change.
You Have Headaches and Constant Stress
Are you experiencing constant headaches and lingering stress that just won’t seem to dissipate, even when you’re away from work? You need to give yourself some serious time to consider how your work may be not only causing your headaches and stress, but more importantly, affecting your overall health. No job is worth the negative burdens on your health. Over 1 in 4 Canadian workers report being very stressed at work.
You Have No Interest in Socializing at Work
Whether it’s an after-work drink, or a lunch social, if you duck and dodge social gatherings and your co-workers like the plague, it means you have no interest in growing with the company you’re in. And if you have no desire to grow with that company, you should consider alternative paths.
You Feel Ashamed of Your Work
When it comes to either the quality of your actual work or simply feeling ashamed whenever someone asks, “what do you do?” – disdain and embarrassment are never good qualities when it comes to something that you spend the majority of your day doing. You deserve to feel proud of your career and excited to talk about it.
You’re Stuck in a Rut
You (reluctantly) peel yourself out of bed, go to work, come home and repeat. If your life is starting to feel like an endless cycle of boredom that you just can’t seem to shake, your work is probably the anchor that’s holding you down.
Any job that makes you feel like you’ve lost that luster for life, or has you struggling simply to get out of bed each morning, means something has got to change. Don’t ignore these signs. If your work is making you unhappy, grab the reigns and remember, you’re always in control of your own decisions.