Career Changes for Your Well Being
Career change doesn’t mean that you need to find a new job but it does mean that something that isn’t working in your job should change. A toxic or negative work environment can lead to daily anxiety and/or depression which then can impact other areas of your life. A therapist is a great way to help discover what to change and how to make the change.
Often clients feel stuck in their job and they tend to stay stuck because they feel overwhelmed or lost in how to make the change.
- The Golden Handcuffs: the benefits package is so good we don’t want to give it up so we stay put.
- Lack of Passion: we stay stuck in our job because we don’t feel a passion to do something else; we sit waiting to find this passion before we make a move.
- Fear of Change: we catastrophize all the different scenarios that could go wrong if we make a change and then tell ourselves it’s not so bad to stay where we are.
- Confidence Deficit: we don’t believe we have the capability to learn or do something new so we decide to stay where it’s safe and comfortable rather than go into a discomfort zone.
Regardless of the reasons, it is important to find satisfaction in your job since most of us spend a good portion of our time at our jobs. A therapist can help you identify the issues that are creating anxiety and depression and then identify factors to bring satisfaction to your job and help you to create a plan. Sometimes, it can just take some focused and specific steps in your current job to make the change; other times it may take more time and action to make significant changes.
A healthy work/life balance is important in the overall management of our life and how much balance we put into the work portion is individual to each person. However, no matter the balance ratio, if the work portion is a negative then there is risk it will negatively impact the life portion. All of us should have the opportunity to have a positive work balance.