5 Tips to Finding a Job that Won’t Give You Sunday Blues
We all have big dreams of skipping to work, getting so lost in our work that we spend hours indulging ourselves to realise that we’ve worked way past our dinner and adding so much value we could burst.
When you are building up to entering the work of world the anticipation is exciting. It’s a thrill to be building the foundations to your working life that will one day mean that you will be living the life you’ve always dreamt of.
But we all know the realities of work can be much different to what we dreamed of as our younger selves. However, seeing as I’ve dipped from being a lost puppy to now finding my feet I thought I share some of my lessons.
What happened to me
Rewind 2 years ago and most mornings I would get up and have the same thoughts. They were largely negative thoughts and largely unfounded. Worry, stress, confusion about life were the thoughts that filled my head and occupied my brain for the best part of the day. I would often spend entire days thinking that I’d failed in life because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my time. I didn’t know if what I was doing was the right thing, the wrong thing or the in-between thing. I just had no clue.
On reflection, it’s not a surprising feeling when leaving University and entering the world of work that you can feel slightly lost. It’s nice to talk about it now but at the time it was not so nice. I would spend weekends endlessly Googling ‘how to find a job you love?’ ‘how do I add value?’ ‘how do I find my passion?’ Time and time again I’d be met with surface advice that felt like nobody understand the deep pain of unfulfillment I was feeling.
Some astounding facts released from Allaboutcareers.com found that in a sample of over 37,000 undergraduates and 1500 school and college students 52% of school students agreed or strongly agreed with the statement, “I have no idea what I want to do with my career”. It’s not a surprise that we feel pretty stressed about careers, it turns out the majority of us have no idea what we want to do. On top of that, it turns out that according to a…