Let me help you answer the question: Should I quit my job? Deadlines, workplace politics, the commute, and more all piled up and you’re just like — uh I hate it here.
But here’s the question: do you need a change of scenes or a change of perspective?⁉️ How do you decide if you need to quit your job or if you just need a mindset shift?
I think there are at least four questions to consider.
1️⃣ Are you having physical symptoms like anxiety?
If you are experiencing physical symptom’s it’s going to take more than a pump-up playlist and a Redbull to get you in the right headspace for your job. Take a look at what parts of your job are contributing to your symptoms. If they are not in your control, it might be time to say goodbye.
2️⃣ Is your workplace is toxic?
As Ted Lasso quoted the Supreme Court, it’s hard to define but you know it when you see it. If your workplace is toxic, move on to a healthier environment.
3️⃣ Do you love your coworkers and feel genuinely invested in the company?
Connection to your teammates and to a purpose should be valued. Sometimes remembering what is going right and focusing on those positives can help get you through a slump. Maybe you should stay or keep exploring.
4️⃣ Is leaving feasible?
You should probably stay (for now) if you need and value job security/stability. It might not be the right time for you to responsibly and safely exit your current situation. Even when it feels like you need out NOW but if you don’t have savings or another job lined up, consider waiting. You never know, things may shift for you while you’re getting your exit strategy in place.
You know that I am frequently on Team Quit-Your-Job (self-employed and loving it over here!), but quitting right away is not always the right choice. There are some signs you should stay— or at least try a couple of things before throwing in the towel.
What’s your next step? Stay or go? Drop it in the comments!