Sure it's been stressful and a little wacky and often filled with thoughts that if I could give that kid a
I've done many things in my life (jobwise) and whenever I get the niggling feeling that I'm not enjoying things or it's too stressful that I'm crying everyday after work (I've had a job like that), or I've felt bullied by my boss (yes, this happened too)... my body always tells on me. Big time.
My eczema flares up (badly, to the point where my hands are cracking and bleeding...this year I attribute it to the over abundant use of hand sanitizer and frequent hand washing), I can't sleep, my back constantly hurts, I get frustrated more often and depressive feelings (which thankfully I am pretty immune to) sink in. One of the biggest indicators however is that my hair will start to fall out. That's how I've known in the past that it was time to move on.
It's not pretty, sexy or particularly interesting. But it is an indicator that things aren't right. Maybe you don't have enough money to quit, maybe you've always considered this job to be in your field..especially when there's not much going. I get it. I really do. I've been there.
If you find your job is making you sick, you really need to seek out other opportunities.
- Seek out what really fuels your passion and investigate steps you need to take to do that. (Go to school, part time work, volunteering, anything that helps you stay involved)
- Switch up your routine at work.. possibly different shifts or offices may even help! Relocation can be an even bigger change.
- Go part time. Look for alternative work elsewhere. Know your budget, but your health is paramount..don't stay in a job that's making you sick.
- Know your budget..know your needs vs your wants. You don't HAVE to keep up with the Jones', despite what everyone else is doing.
- Bottom line... if your job is making you sick (or if your home/man/woman is)...you need to change something. Often, that change is you and your approach.