Aug 03, 2018 - 04:12 AM
The first action that will pop into your head is to quit. Chronic unhappiness will not change, and although looking for new work can feel intimidating, you will be happier in the long run. You can also try to make positive changes if you need to stay where you are. Talk with your employer to see if you can take on more rewarding responsibilities. You can also always have a frank discussion with your boss about pay if that causes you stress.
You also need to make sure you do things in your free time that fulfill you. Hobbies and volunteer work can keep your spirits up, so there is at least something in your life giving you purpose.
Sep 28, 2018 - 04:18 PM
If you are unhappy at your current job, it’s time to think about how you can change your mindset so that you can be more satisfied and energized about what you’re doing every day. For example, try letting go of anger you may feel toward your boss or your colleagues, as that’s a waste of energy that doesn’t change the past. You alone have the ability to decide not to hang onto hurt feelings or resentment. Are you letting the need for blaming others fester to the point that you’re stuck in such a negative mindset you can’t get anything else done?
On the other hand, if you’re underpaid, being passed over for promotions, or have little room for advancement, it may be a sign that you’re unhappy because you’re unchallenged and bored. In that case, it might be time to dust off your resume and look for a position that offers you more exciting work. Also, don’t discount the need to leave a position if you’re being disrespected by colleagues or your boss, or you have physical and emotional problems because of your unhappiness. Those are sure signs that you need to make some changes. If you decide it’s time to leave your current job, get a game plan together for how you’ll look for and apply for new work. One word of advice—do not look for new jobs, or apply for new jobs, on the computer you use at your current place of employment!