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5 Signs It’s Time to Look for a New Job: Dread Getting Out of Bed

This week I’m delving deeper into this topic of how do you know when it’s time to go. One of the first signs it’s time to look for a new job is you absolutely dread getting out of bed in the morning.

You dread getting out of bed in the morning.

Do you repeatedly hit the snooze button? Do you have an overwhelming desire to remain buried under the covers, far from demands, deadlines and clamoring coworkers? One of the biggest red flags of job dissatisfaction is an unwillingness to face the day — not just some mornings, but every morning. What’s your body trying to tell you?

But what if you’re just not a morning person? Or you just don’t feel like going to work, regardless of what kind of job it is? If you’ve been reading my blog a while you’ll know I love my job. But I’ll be honest, there still are days that I don’t want to get out of bed either. I just feel lazy or I’m not looking forward to a particular task I have to tackle.

So how do you know when it’s bad enough to change jobs? It’s bad enough when it’s a constant nagging feeling. When you don’t want to get out of bed every day of the week, not just some mornings. And it’s not just about a specific thing you have to do that day, it’s a general feeling of dread about your work – period – the whole thing. Know that, even when you have that ideal job, there are going to be days that you too aren’t necessarily looking forward to. It’s part of life. Even in a career that’s a perfect fit, there are going to be tasks you have to handle that you don’t like. That’s natural. But if it’s happening all the time and you find yourself arriving later and later to work, it may be time to dust off your resume and start hitting the bricks.

What do you think, how can you tell the difference? Post a comment below and let us know your thoughts.

Related links:

Whatever You Do, Don’t Remain Miserable
How do you know when it’s time to go?
Career fulfillment is a process

Certified Career Counselor Hallie Crawford