I Don't Want to Work — 8 Reasons You’re Not Feeling It at Work

I Don't Want to Work — 8 Reasons You’re Not Feeling It at Work

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I Lost Sight of What I’m Doing

It’s easier than you think to fall off track with what you’re doing. Maybe the pandemic changed your role dramatically. This can happen when your job takes over or when you’re too busy to think straight. This can also happen when you’ve overstayed your time at a certain company or within a certain role. This is as good a time as any to remind you of 

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I Lost Sight of What I’m Doing

one important thing: your career is not your entire life. Your career is something to build and to be proud of, but it is a part of your life, not the entirety of it. Your job doesn't need to be the entire dream. It can be good enough for you.

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I Reached My Big Goal— And I Feel Nothing

Set a big goal? Amazing. Achieved it? Even better. Sitting in the wake of your achievements is supposed to feel incredible. It’s supposed to be the moment.  You’re supposed to brag, collect accolades, and feel absolutely almighty. So what happens when you achieve your goal and it feels more like a blip? We live in a culture where it feels like 

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I Reached My Big Goal— And I Feel Nothing

we should always be striving for the next big thing. We work hard to get it, feel nothing, and repeat the process. This is when we find ourselves lost—like, what is it we’re even working towards anymore?

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I Hate My Job and Everyone Here

If you hate everything about your job, you’re not alone. It’s horrible to be stuck in a workplace and feel unable to move. However, many people find themselves in positions where they are unable to quit—even if it’s obvious that they should. Here’s the thing. It’s easy for us to yell from the rooftop, “Quit your job! It’ll save your life!”

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I Hate My Job and Everyone Here

The truth is that everyone has different situations. Everyone has different reasons for why they might be stuck in a job they absolutely hate, sitting alongside colleagues and supervisors that they despise.

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I Feel Underappreciated or Alienated from Everyone Else

Lack of recognition is a huge contributor to overall employee unhappiness and turnover. In fact, data from TINYpulse shows that 21.5 percent of employees that don’t feel recognized when they do great work have interviewed for a job in the last three months. Feeling unappreciated at work is a huge demotivator, especially when you feel you’re 

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I Feel Underappreciated or Alienated from Everyone Else

doing great work. Often, the same employees who feel underappreciated find that their mistakes are highlighted more than the great work they do accomplish. This is likely a big warning sign that your workplace is toxic. You might not be receiving recognition for a number of reasons. Here are just a few: – The company culture doesn’t 

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I Feel Underappreciated or Alienated from Everyone Else

consider recognition important. – There is a “favorite” employee at work who usually gets attention. – Your boss or manager sweeps up credit for all good work done. – You are misunderstood or disliked for one reason or another.

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I’ve Lost All Inspiration

You may have lost inspiration for a variety of reasons, so let’s focus on the why. Here are a few questions to ask yourself to figure out why your inspiration tank has run dry: – When was the last vacation day I took where I really disconnected? – Am I being adequately recognized? – Have I experienced any 

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I’ve Lost All Inspiration

growth in the last six months? The last year? – Does my work still align with my values? – Do I need more support? – Do I need more challenging work? – Do we, as a team, need to switch up how we do things? – Are we experiencing a long plateau? Inspiration comes and goes—it’s just how it is! However, if 

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I’ve Lost All Inspiration

you’re feeling a loss of inspiration that feels more like a warning sign, you know it’s more than an inspiration ebb.

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I Had Different Expectations for This “Dream Job”

Ahh, the dream job myth! We’re all taught to go after the dream job, but it’s a unicorn, after all. Yes, you can love your job. Yes, everything can fit your lifestyle and what’s important to you at this moment. The thing is, the dream job doesn’t really exist. It’s sort of an oxymoron. Don’t be completely gutted if your dream job doesn’t end up 

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I Had Different Expectations for This “Dream Job”

living up to what you thought. Just like meeting a huge goal, it’s sort of impossible to figure what it will feel like until you actually get there.

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I Am Too Burned Out

If you’re burned out, you know it. One common misconception about burnout is that it only happened to those of us who are working high-stress jobs and pulling 100-hour weeks. Burnout is an actual diagnosis recognized by the World Health Organization. In fact, studies have shown that 77 percent of employees feel burned out at their current job.

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I Am Too Burned Out

There are actually three types of burnout—and they can all leave you absolutely exhausted. Frenetic Burnout Frenetic burnout is experienced by employees who put a ton of energy into their work in the hopes that the output will be rewarding. After a sustained period of dedicated work, the frenetic worker does not find positive outcomes.

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I Don't Want to Go Back Into the Office

If you've been working remotely for a long time, and you've finally found your groove, you're definitely not alone. As many employees turned to remote work for lack of other options in 2020, the workforce changed.  The expectation that everyone should turn around and come back has caused confusion and heightened dissatisfaction.

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