When I ask clients why they choose to remain unhappy in their careers, their responses basically sum up to they thought it was “just the way life is.” It seems to be the norm to have a job that you hate, even though you spend most of the hours of your life doing it.
We’ve done it for so long. And we’ve watched our parents, grandparents, and others be miserable in their work just to earn a paycheck. We get stuck in the dreaded cycle of:
- Go to work (do crap work)
- Come home (dread going back to crap work tomorrow)
- Take care of our families (while thinking about crap work for tomorrow)
- Repeat until the weekend
That is a lot of energy being used up for work that you don’t even get any enjoyment out of. Not only does it affect your performance at work, but even worse, it affects your personal life because you’re constantly thinking about it – a lot of times when you don’t even realize it.
Although, it’s what we’ve mostly been shown, this is not how it has to be.
Waking up hating your job is not “just how life is.”
Living only for the weekends is not “just how life is.”
Working really hard to get somewhere and still ending up miserable is not “just how life is.”
It’s just how YOUR life is – if you choose to live it that way.
Yep, it’s 100% a choice. You get to decide how you want to live your life. Remember: not choosing is still a choice. It’s likely what you’ve done up until now, right?
It’s not a problem. Totally normal. But now that you know, what will you choose?
Request a free session and I will walk you through my program for finding joy in your career.