I hate my job – but what else can I do?
I have kids and family I have to support.
It’s what I’ve done all my life. I don’t know
There’s just no other options out there.
The money is good, I shouldn’t complain.
Somehow I never thought I would feel like this – selling my soul for a paycheque.
Lack of Passion – A Slow Form Of Inner Suicide
Have you been asking things like this to yourself? I was once told that the act of working at a passionless job to be the slowest form of suicide. We spend a minimum of a third of our lives at some form of work. If it’s not something we love, its not a happy place. If you’re looking for a new job by choice or by circumstance, this can be a very difficult and turbulent time.
Feelings of guilt, loss, anger and betrayal can be common. It can feel very lonely in the middle of this kind of change. The voices of risk and fear can be very loud and there likely many elements in your life that can give you a very compelling reason to listen. A career isn’t just what you do, it’s a part of who you are. And if you hate it, then you are hating a part of yourself.
What would I do if I loved my job?
Building the job and career that you never need to take a vacation from is a dream to many people. Many do not even know what they would do. Seeking your passions professionally can help find that little spark that keeps you loving what you do.
Counselling can help you in this movement. Often when we’re stuck in a job or career for so long we have a form of blinder on that makes us believe we have only one choice. As a counsellor it’s my job to help you take off those blinders and explore new possibilities. We do this from a position of safety and support. We move at a pace that can be comfortable yet challenging.