Job satisfaction is more important than people realise, being unsatisfied with your job can leave you feeling absolutely miserable, depressed or even suicidal. Most people go to bed and don’t want to get out of bed in the morning, it leads to some people binge eating and can fuel most addictions. The reason people feel this way is because we are all created with a purpose and with something to give back, when that is stifled in any way, it drains the life out of you.
The truth is that most people at some point in their life will find themselves in a job they absolutely hate and that is life! Over the years I have observed people around me and I have realised that there is something you can do about it . In this article I will show you a few ways to make life bearable when you hate your job.
Find Ways to Give Back
Being unsatisfied with your job drains the life out of you and most times you feel like you have nothing to give at the end of the day or week but that is where you are wrong. We all have something special to give and if you are willing you will soon discover what it is. For some people it might be spending time encouraging someone in a worse situation (encourage not complain), mentoring, volunteering, helping someone without expecting anything in return. There is a certain joy you get when you take the focus off your situation and help someone less fortunate.
The world could be a hard and lonely place but being in a community can provide you with a strong support system when things go wrong.
Let Your Light Shine
Have an Exit Strategy
When I started writing this article, this point was going to be my first point, I mean it is only human have to have an exit strategy when things are not going your way, but we all know in reality it is not as easy as it seems. Most times due to financial reasons or the lack of jobs in the current economy you will be stuck in a dead end job longer than you want. This is not what you want to hear, but do not be in despair because this is the time for you to start saving, plan your exit and it plan well. You don’t want to end up in another job you detest so you need to ensure you know what your next step is: what job you want, if you need more qualifications or experience, basically you need to do your research. Most people end up in a dead end job in the first place because they don’t know what they want to do with their lives; they have no firm direction or goal.
This problem is more common than you think; an easy way around this is to create a vision board. Because the mind thinks in pictures not words making a collage of things you want to achieve and how you want to go about it, will give you a clearer vision of the bigger picture and will help you decide your next step. When you’ve figured everything out and done your research do not be afraid to take the leap of faith and go for it.
The world is your oyster.