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What To Do When Your Career No Longer Makes You Happy

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Is your career no longer making you happy? Do you find yourself waking up in the morning and dreading going to work because it’s just the same thing day in, day out? If this is the case, then it’s time you started making some changes in your life. What a lot of people forget is that you spend a lot of your life at work, so it’s a huge waste to be doing something that isn’t making you at least somewhat happy. In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at what you should do if this happens, so keep reading down below to find out more.

Change Career

The first thing that you should be doing is changing your career. If you are no longer happy doing what you’re doing, then there is no point sticking with it. A lot of people are afraid to do this due to the amount of time and effort that they have put into getting where they are, but your happiness needs to come first. While it might have taken you a while to build your career into what it is, that doesn’t mean it’s the right choice for you.

You can think about going for something similar, or you can go for something entirely new. The world is your oyster and there are plenty of options for everyone to consider. For example, you might want to look into a company that specializes in global mining recruitment. Or, you might want to go back to college and learn something new. Do whatever it is that will bring joy to your life.

Figure Out Why

Something else that you should do is try to figure out why it is no longer making you happy. Sometimes, you’re just going through a rough patch because of something that is going on, and if this is the case, then a career change might not be necessary. You might just want to start working for a new company. Or, you might want to simply fix the problem that you’re having and then move past it. Either way, understanding what the problem is will help you to find a solution.

Take Some Time Away

Finally, you might just want to take some time away from your career. We’re not talking months or years here, but maybe two weeks or so in order to give yourself a break. Your career might not even be the problem, but instead the problem being that you are overworked and need a break. It’s easy to say that the whole thing is the problem, but it is far more likely that you just need some time to yourself.

We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see what you should be doing if your career is no longer making you happy. There is a difference between going through a phase where things aren’t great, and genuinely being unhappy with your career, and you need to figure out which of these options is where you’re at right now so that you can take the right steps. Good luck.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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