Do you suffer from the “I hate my job” syndrome?
If so, trust me, you’re not alone. I come in contact with many people who, like you, detest their job for one reason or another.
If you ask me, it’s a lousy way to live. I don’t subscribe to the idea that we humans are meant to suffer through life just to be able to survive. Angry and miserable people spread venom into society, take it out on others and even themselves. I know that sounds dramatic, but it’s true.
The way to create a happy and peaceful world is to be at peace within ourselves. At least that’s a motto I feel has merit. So with this, I’m going to offer some tips to help you find a way out of your rut. Consider this post a soothing cup of hot chocolate on a cold and frigid day.
I Hate My Job! What Do I Do?
The way I see it, if “I hate my job” is something you utter often, there are ways you can handle it. I’m about to offer you some suggestions. What I won’t do is tell you to just deal with it.
No one should swallow their anger and misery. It doesn’t go anywhere and eventually, the poison inside of you builds until you’re ready to blow. Your work in and of itself suffers, those around you feel your toxic energy and they either join your pity party – creating a bigger pit of nastiness or they avoid you altogether.
Everything goes downhill from there.
Including your health.
Yep, I’ve known people who got physically sick because they were miserable with their jobs. In fact, a friend of mine wrote a post here sharing her story about how one of her friends actually died because of work-related stress.
Life is filled with challenges and sometimes we can’t avoid them.
But we DO have the free will to make changes!
Below are a couple of ways that you, my precious job loathing friend, will be able to take charge of your well-being by implementing some techniques to help you re-invent yourself.
Hate Your Job? Here’s What to Do.
1 – Learn New Skills
Some people feel stuck in their job(s) because it’s all they know. I’ve talked to many people who felt defeated in their quest to find meaningful work because they lacked the skills required to make a change and couldn’t afford to go back to school.
If this is the case for you, I have some great news!
These days, you can learn new skills at affordable prices from the comfort of your home. You can be flexible with your schedule in this regard as well since you’ll own the courses and can take them at any time, over and over again.
Yes, my (I hate my job and want to kick my boss in the teeth) readers…
Gone are the days when you needed to sign up to take a local class that you had to physically show up for. Now, you can spend your evenings or weekends hangin’ back on your well-worn sofa, sippin’ the sauce while learning something new and exciting.
How does the idea of breakfast in bed while you learn sound to you?
What would you think if I told you that instead of taking out a loan or even spending a few grand to learn new skills, you can spend maybe $8-$15 a month on virtual classes that’ll teach you the skills required to become a freelancer and work from home?
People are doing this.
They’re taking courses online, spending reasonable amounts of time and money, and doing it in their spare time.
And you can too!!
Skillshare is an online learning platform lets you take a free 60-day test drive to see what they have to offer. You’ll have access to over 18,000 courses taught by real-life practitioners of the skills you’ll be learning.
The monthly cost to keep it going after the free trial is about as much as you’d pay for a couple lattes. I say – blow the dust off that coffee maker of yours, brew your own java and get busy learnin’ something that’ll make you rich enough to buy lattes for all your beloved friends, family members, and frenemies alike.
You can learn how to become a freelance writer, photographer, graphic artist, website builder – you name it. You can also learn management and marketing skills that’ll help you elevate your position and pad your resume.
Hey, you never know. Maybe, instead of kicking your boss in the teeth, you can just steal their job instead 🙂
“Sayonara sucka! Your ass is workin’ for me now. Say ‘tata’ to your weekends. HAHAHAHAHA”
They even have classes on how to solve the Rubix Cube. Master that and bet your friends you can’t do it. How’s that for some side cash?
I used to just peel the stickers off and rearrange them. With Skillshare, you don’t have to stoop that low.
If I were you, I’d jump all over it. Try out Skillshare for free. You have nothing to lose.
2 – Change Your Perspective
Perspective is everything. If you feel like you’re stuck in life, then you most certainly are.
It’s up to you to decide you’re worth living a happy and peaceful life. You don’t have to stay stuck in a rut, but if you’ve convinced yourself that it has to be this way, you’ll continue to make it happen.
I’ve met some cool people over the years who freed themselves from positions they weren’t happy with. They inspire me and if you learn more about them, I’m sure they’ll inspire you too.
People Who Inspire Me
My friend Cori over at Corinaramos.net and Notnowmomsbusy.com quit her full-time job to develop a website where she inspired others to work from home. With no skills to start with, she learned what she needed to and got her business rolling.
These days she helps bloggers with their websites. She’s evolved over time and I know she doesn’t regret walking away from her secure, but miserable job.
Author Brent Jones is another inspiration.
Brent was quite successful in his job (and I don’t even think he hated it), but he wanted to work for himself and live on his terms. He built a website that inspired and connected freelancers to opportunities – and each other. He eventually realized his true passion was for writing fiction – and in less than two years, he’s written and published two novels, a few short stories and a new series of novellas.
Now if that isn’t inspiring enough, his wife, Andrea is also a successful solopreneur who teaches people how to maximize their influence in social media. She developed Savvy Social School, a site where people can learn a variety of different marketing skills. There’s an abundance of valuable resources over there – along with a community filled with friendly people who are willing to support you and your business.
I personally love the “done for you” options. I’ve shared some of the images on the I AM MY Imagination Facebook page. It saved me time and to be honest, I love what they created.
If you feel stuck, change it. It’s possible. But you’ll have to change yourself first. Knowing this is possible is the first step. Then it’s up to you to decide if being free to live on your terms is important enough to do the work.
I No Longer Hate My Job
Wouldn’t you love to feel that way?
You can you know.
Don’t let anyone (including yourself) convince you that you have to stay in a job you hate. Life isn’t meant to consist of constant and needless struggling.
You can find work you enjoy doing. Something that makes you tick.
There are ways to learn new skills. They’re affordable, flexible and attainable. You just have to decide you’re worth it.
And browse the web for stories about people who finally quit their miserable jobs and created a life of freedom and prosperity.
I think you owe it to yourself to uncover the gifts you don’t even know are inside of you. Do it now and you never know. You may inspire someone else to follow the same path.
And then instead of commiserating about your miserable life, you could brainstorm over an expensive cup of coffee about how to grow your new business – perhaps from the comfort of your home.
Now doesn’t that sound beautiful?
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