10 Signs You Are Ready to Leave the Rat Race
Have you had enough of the nine-to-five (or should they call it the six-to-seven?), the long commute on the train, underground overcrowding, the M25, M1, M4 car parks, the endless, pointless rounds of meetings, the 100 plus emails before lunch, are you wondering if this is what life’s really about?
Then here are ten signs that it’s almost certainly time for you to make a break, escape the rat race and do something better.
Do something you Love!
Test yourself and see how many of the ten apply to you, should you be escaping the Rat Race?
1. You’ve simply stopped enjoying your job.
What better reason is there to make the break and look for new ways to pay the bills? New and exciting opportunities are all around you, so there’s never been a better time to make the move.
2. You are totally demotivated.
Slogging your way through next month’s financial projections may have once got your motivated, but not any more. You’ve reached a point of no return and you keep giving yourself a talking to, about how you should hanging on in, wait for things to get better, it’s only a job and it pays the bills, everyone else feels the same, but those words really don’t cut it for you anymore.
3. The daily commute really has become a daily grind.
When just getting to and from work is adding two, three or even more hours to your day, with delayed trains again, jams, road works and rising fuel prices all set to make things worse, it’s time to start working in a different way.
4. You’re not feeling fighting fit.
It may just be constant tiredness or it could be something more. Whichever, you never seem to have the energy you need for your work, for yourself or for your family and now you feel and look ten years older than you actually are!
5. You’re starting to ‘indulge a bit to much’.
Social drinks have turned into something more and a drink after work isn’t just to help you relax, and the cheeky Gin and Tonic / Glass wine when you get home happens each night now.
It has become a way to hide all the frustration and dissatisfactions with the working day. You are heading down a slippery slope and you know it.
6. There’s never any time for you.
All your time seems to be spent jumping through hoops for others. Deadlines that had to be met yesterday now have to be done the day before. You are exhausted, burnout without even being aware of it.
7. You’re started to feel afraid.
You worry about losing your job or are concerned that you can’t hack it any more and soon someone will find you out.
8. You’ve begun to react to things that shouldn’t wind you up.
The people in the desks near you, or the idiot that cuts you up on the road, the over reaction to a comment from your partner. All sure signs that you’re under stress and out of balance with what you truly want and desire.
9. You can feel the gap between you and your partner getting wider. The barriers between you and your kids getting higher.
There’s never enough time at home to repair the damage because you’re working so late and coming home so tired and often having to work at weekends too. You know you shouldn’t blame others for feeling resentful, but what has to be done, has to be done.
10. You know you’re good, but the opportunities seem to keep going to others.
You’re being passed over, again and again. You know you’ve got skills and experience, plenty of ideas, and with the right motivation you know you could get somewhere.
Of course, you don’t need someone to tell you all this when you know it already.
Whether right now it’s buried deep down or already bubbling to the surface.
You don’t need someone to give you permission to swap what you’ve got for something you’d enjoy more, no love!.
What you need is a catalyst, someone to help you do something about it.
So, wherever you are in the corporate world, at whatever level, at whatever age, you can still make the change and do something to make you happy.
It’s up to you to stop deluding yourself, things will not get any better until you take the action to make them better! And the best day to do that is today, right now.
If you are unhappy with where you are, then take the time to find out how you can make the first move towards having a better life, Escape the drudge, find some time for yourself, recharge your batteries and come out all guns blazing and capture that better life you know you deserve.
A better life, one where you are in control of what you do and when you do it.
Don’t you owe it to yourself to at least explore the opportunities that are out there and open to you?
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Kevin Paul Humphrey
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