What To Do When You Hate Your Job

by - 30 October



Your work consumes a huge part of your life so it is important that you're doing what you love. If you're in a job you hate here are some tips from my own experiences to help you through it.


DO NOT LEAVE

Don't back down. Especially when you have awful coworkers who are doing everything they can to make your life harder. You will just let them win so plough through it until you secure a better job.


Find something you love to do outside of work

You can look forward to coming home everyday and your life won't feel worthless. You don't live to work you work to live.

For me blogging, reading and YouTube brought me solace. I loved coming home and writing out a new blog post. I used to leave a book by my bedside every morning and knowing that I will be coming home to that excited me.


Pay for your hobbies

I loved using the money I'd earn to treat myself to something special. In a way that was my way of telling my crappy job 'I'm gonna use you for money.'


Do something fun at lunchtime

Read a self-development book to enrich your mind or escape into a novel. Books help you escape like nothing else.

Take a walk. It's a breather away from the work place and whatever you do please don't eat your lunch at the computer screen.


Don't count down the hours

There's nothing more mind-numbingly boring.


Don't talk about your job at home

Or bring it home with you in any way. Don't look at work emails or anything. Do as much as you can to separate work life from social life. Don't add coworkers on Facebook, if you already have there's a cool way to unfollow the without them knowing and also so they don't see your future posts. In this video I show you how.


Go part time

If money allows go part time. Just having one extra day off a week will make a huge difference to your mental health.


And finally

Find a better job and quit.


Photo Credit Dustin Lee

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