I don’t lIke my job
I’m in a job that I really don’t like and I
know that I need to find something else.
I make time to job search, update my CV and LinkedIn profile but then I don’t do it. I don’t know where the time goes. If I don’t do something, I’ll just stay miserable.
From what you’ve said, it sounds to me that you’re procrastinating! I wonder what’s behind this behaviour? I assume that you’re running a story in your head that makes the outcome feel not very appealing, such as ‘I won’t get a job’ or ‘all jobs are the same’ and so on. I have a few tips for you that I think will help.
Talk to others who have applied for jobs recently and ask them about looking for work and for sticking with it.
Change the story in your head. You don’t know the market as you haven’t tried it recently. The reality is that, until you try, you won’t have a clear picture of what’s going on out there.
It might be a chore but just imagine how lovely it would be to be in a job that you enjoyed.
A coach called Mel Robbins gave a popular online talk on how to act, not wait, and suggests the 5- 4 -3 -2 -1 rule. This is based on the fact that, when we have
a goal, we have five seconds to act on it otherwise it just disappears! If you count backwards it keeps you focused and your brain engaged and you’ll find yourself taking action. Our brain can’t focus on two things at once so the counting takes over and stops you running the negative script in your head about why it won’t work. By the time you get to Number 1, you’ll be ready to act.
Just starting is often all it needs to get into a task. It’s also important to physically move so, if you’re stuck at your desk, get up, start counting and then sit down again. As you move, you’ll shift the energy in your body and you’ll feel galvanised. Promise!
Act now, don’t wait