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How to deal with being unhappy at work

Being unhappy at work is a common experience.
Unhappy at work
According to a recent survey, over half of employees are unhappy with their jobs. From my experience as a coach, it is a very common source of unhappiness.
There are a number of reasons why you might feel unhappy at work, for example, if you have a difficult boss, or unpleasant coworkers. Sometimes it might be a heavy workload, or a lack of opportunities to move forward in your career.
If you're unhappy at work, it's important to do something about it before it begins to damage your mental health. 

Here are some tips

  1. Identify the source of your unhappiness. What exactly is making you unhappy at work? Once you know what the problem is, you can start to develop a plan to fix it.
  2. Try to talk to your boss or manager. They may be able to help you resolve the problem or make changes to how or where you work.
  3. Set boundaries. It's important to set boundaries between your work life and your personal life. This means not checking work emails or messages outside of work hours and taking breaks during the workday.
  4. Find a someone to talk to about your unhappiness at work. Talking to a friend, family member, therapist, or coach like me, can make a huge diference
  5. If you see no improvement, it may be time to start looking for a new job. If you've tried everything else and you're still unhappy at work, it may be time to start looking for a new job. There are many resources available to help you with your job search, such as online job boards, career coaches, and networking groups.

Things to keep in mind

  • Take care of yourself. Make sure you're getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods, and exercising regularly. Taking care of your physical and mental health will make you better able to cope with the stress of a job you dislike.
  • Find ways to make your job more enjoyable. Even if you hate your job, there may be some partscof it that you can enjoy. Focus on those aspects as you try to change thingd
Don't give up hope. If you're unhappy at work, it doesn't mean that you're stuck in your current situation. There are always other opportunities and people who can help
Remember, you deserve to be happy at work. If you're not, don't be afraid to take steps to change your situation.

Wendy Mason Smith is a Life Coach, Career Coach, Writer and Mentor to some very special people. You can contact her, book a free coaching session, or find out more by phoning her at 44 (0) 7867681439 or emailing wendy@wisewolfcoaching.com

Wendy has written a little eBook on how to get on with your boss and a book on job search – you can find these and her other books on Amazon at this link 





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