To People Who Want To Quit Your Job – But Can’t Get Started

quit-your-job-to-freedom-7499370So you finally made the decision to quit your job and strike out on your own. Right Management, a subsidiary of the giant staffing firm ManpowerGroup, just released a new survey that underlines the dissatisfaction among American workers. 70% of employees either hate their jobs or are completely unengaged. Unemployment is at an all-time high (yes the job market is getting better but unemployment is still happening) with lackluster job growth, many employees feel stuck in their jobs.

However, sometimes you have to make that difficult decision that you need to make a change in your life. Staying in a job where you are unhappy can be detrimental to your health and your significant other’s livelihood. So stop daydreaming about what you really want to do with your life and make a change. Here are 7 reasons why you should seriously consider quitting your job and living life on your own terms.

  1. Your coworkers are getting on your last nerve. Your finding yourself arguing more and more with your coworkers and your boss. You are the smartest person in the group but you don’t get the recognition that you deserve. Tensions are at an all-time high because of job dissatisfaction.


  1. Monday morning blues. Did you know that most people get physically sick on Sundays just thinking about going into work on a Monday? Severe depression, anxiety, and knots in your stomach are signs that you need to seriously think about living your life on your own terms.


  1. You find yourself complaining excessively to your spouse and friends. We all can complain every now and then about things that upset us on our jobs but if your every dinner conversation begins and ends with a negative complaint about your work day it’s time to move on. If you find that your friends don’t want to be around you anymore or have stopped inviting you out to be with them that would be a big clue that you need to quit your job and live life on your own terms.


  1. You find yourself daydreaming more and more about starting your own business and working for yourself. You find yourself sitting at your desk saying to yourself I know that I can start my own business. You have the network, skills, and talent already but you are too afraid to step out on faith to do anything about it.


  1. You’re using alcohol and or drugs as an escape. Nothing is wrong with having a drink of wine or beer every now and then but if you find yourself having the whole wine bottle or 12 pack of beer then you should seriously start thinking about either quitting your job or getting a job that you feel treasured in.


  1. You notice that you’re gaining weight. You’ve always prided yourself on being such a healthy eater and exercising at least 4 – 5 days a week. Lately you feel lucky if you make it to the gym 1 day a week. You’re eating habits have changed from healthy to junk food.


  1. Your hair is falling out. You have always prided yourself on your crowning glory. Your hair but lately you’ve noticed that your hair is thinning and there are more hairs in your comb and in the sink. Stress will do that to you and you are stressed out to the max.

I would suggest baby steps to get out of an unpleasant environment if you feel like you can’t make the jump from employee to entrepreneur all at once. At least look for another job in the meantime. One that will give you peace of mind and fulfillment until you can make the leap and quit your job completely. Don’t you think that you deserve happiness and fulfillment? Life is too short to be unhappy and stuck in a dead end job.

1 Comment

  • Jennifer Kennedy

    Reply Reply September 17, 2015

    Great inspiring post!! I totally agree with these points.

    As for me, I knew it was time to bounce when I was in the car crying on the way to work! And, when I had that lightbulb that went off that said I was helping someone else reach their goals and dreams instead of pursuing my own.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

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