It’s 7 o’clock in the morning, and your alarm goes off, blaring and shouting at you like an angry ex-girlfriend. “Time to get up!” it sings, and all you want to do is roll over and stay in your cozy bed for the rest of the day. Getting up is your least favorite part of the day, but why? Oh yeah, that’s right.
You have to go to work.
And as long as you have to keep driving to that cursed job you hate so much, mornings will never be your favorite time of day.
So why do you keep doing it?
Quitting your job is hard, and your brain has this silly little way of sabotaging you and tricking you into staying somewhere you don’t want to be. Then, before you know it, five years have gone by, and you’re more miserable than you thought you could ever be. You keep telling yourself this is how it has to be or that everyone hates their job sometimes when that isn’t necessarily true. When you keep telling yourself these lies, it’s easy to keep convincing yourself that you’re fine with the way things are when in reality you’re far from okay with it.
So what are you waiting for? Here are 3 reasons why you should just quit that job you hate:
1. It’s sucking the life out of you
Do you sit at your desk all day, thinking about all the things you’d rather be doing and everything you’re going to get done later, only to get home and crash from exhaustion? Hating your job is a job in itself and it takes a lot of energy to just force yourself to get up and be in a place you’d rather have nothing to do with. It affects you just as much physically as it does mentally.
2. It shows in your work
If you don’t like something, you’re probably not going to give it your best. When you aren’t trying, your work reflects that. Before you know it, you’re getting scolded by your boss for poor quality work, but for some reason even that doesn’t give you enough motivation to start working harder. When you aren’t doing good work, you don’t feel good about yourself. And when you don’t feel good about yourself, you don’t want to work at all. It’s a vicious cycle, isn’t it?
3. You’re wasting your time
Everyone’s heard the phrase, “Life is short”. As cliché as it might sound, life is short. You’re not going to be around forever, and the matter of the fact is that you’re wasting your time by staying at a job where you feel underappreciated, bored, or just downright unhappy with. Your time is valuable, and by forcing yourself into an unhappy position, you’re pretty much telling yourself that your needs don’t matter. Don’t be that guy who puts himself last all the time.
You don’t have to be miserable, which is the thing most people seem to forget. You don’t have to keep doing something you hate if you don’t want to. You just need to motivation to go after something bigger and better, something that is more fitting to your lifestyle and your needs. So make a plan, get out there, and allow yourself to be happy!