My last ever job was in 1998. I was doing admin work and I just knew in my heart it was time to go. It was a really hard decision to make, but when your heart is not in it, there are clues around you that show you are ready to move to do your Purpose work.
Sometimes you just know when it’s time to move on from something. However, sometimes we can be so caught up in the forest that we can’t see the trees. Below are eight giveaways that it may be time to move on from your job. You may only be able to answer “yes” to one, or maybe in an extreme case, you can answer “yes” to all of them.
- Toxic Environment
We aren’t talking about toxic waste here, but instead poor work culture, constant ridicule, or consistently uncomfortable situations just to name a few indicators.
- You’re Bringing Home Negativity
Is the toxic environment at work seeping its way into your personal time? We all bring work tension home occasionally. But if you are unable to escape the stress or are emotionally unavailable to family and friends, it might be time to move on.
- You’re too Comfortable
Are you feeling challenged or stretched, or are you getting bored? It may be time to look for a job that will challenge you in new ways.
- “It’s Just a Job”
The four words that make the difference between a career and the grind. If you say this regularly, it may be time to explore a job change that will allow you to have more fulfilling work.
- It’s too Easy
While this may seem the same as being too comfortable, it is more like becoming listless or stagnant. You should look for a new job that will challenge you while building on the skills and abilities you already have.
- You Have “Sunday Scaries” Every Day
The dreaded “Sunday Scaries” are no fun. We all have them occasionally. After all, who wouldn’t rather have Mondays off? Nevertheless, if you are feeling mounting dread every evening and morning, then it’s time to consider a job or career change.
- Silly Mistakes
Are you making mistakes that are uncharacteristic for you? Are you zoning out during major projects and meetings? If so, you are not giving your work the concentration that it needs, and it may be time to find a new position you can commit yourself to.
- Your Health is Suffering
Physically and mentally stressful seasons come and go at work just as in our personal lives. However, if your health is on a consistent downward trend, then it is time to reevaluate what you are giving to your work, as well as what it is taking from you.
Did you answer “yes” to any of these? If so, it may be time to reexamine your current job and work environment. If you decide to look for a new job, you may want to keep these in mind as you decide on what to do next.