Is your day starting out like this today?


Does the picture above pretty much sums up your day at work? If your answer is yes, then it might be time for you to find a new job. Here are a few telltale signs that it’s time to update your resume.

You already hate going to work.
Waking up in the morning has started becoming a drag for you and Mondays have become even more dreadful. It’s normal to sometimes feel a little lazy going to work, but it’s something else if you feel anxious about it most of the time.

You tend to procrastinate more at work.
We’re all guilty of procrastinating at some point, but if you’re doing more delays than the actual job then it maybe time to consider if your current role is really what you want.

You frequently get headaches, fatigue, or other physical symptoms of stress.
If you feel like your job is making you sick and if it begins to regularly affect your sleep, or eating habits, that’s a good indicator that it’s time to look for a new position. You wouldn’t want to spend all your earnings on medicine or hospital bills.

You are less productive at work.
If you feel that the passion for what you do is not as strong as it was during your first day at work, then you might want to look for another job that will bring back that fire in you. If you’re no longer motivated, it will affect the work you produce, which eventually might also affect your team.

You constantly complain about work.
If every dinner conversation with your family or friends starts and ends with a negative commentary about your day at work, it might be time to find a job that will stimulate not complaints but instead productive discussion about your accomplishment for the day, your boss’s commendation, or lessons learned.

You don’t see any opportunities for advancement.
Long-term goals help employees stay motivated and driven in their careers. If there is no room for promotion, for growth or even for new skills to be learned, then all the hard work and time you spent will then just be a daily routine.

Do you see yourself in almost all of the situations mentioned above? It might be high time for you to look for another job.

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(updated 2021)

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