Writen by F/A Sheerah Robas
Before giving up on your current job, you might want to consider these things.
Don’t quit just because you’re tired.
Remember: all other jobs in the world can make you exhausted.
Go get some good sleep, good food, and stretch out a little in the gym or do some simple exercises to energize yourself. (Not unless it’s something serious concerning your health but still consider it as the last option for you would need financial assistance in this case)
Also, just try to look back and recall what you’ve been through just to be where you are now. Imagine the struggles of those who would want to be in your place now.
Don’t give up just because you’re sad.
Remember, everyday, we have countless reasons to be happy. By just simply counting all your blessings, you’ll realize that there are a lot more other things to be grateful for and be happy about.
There was one night I felt so heavy-hearted that I wanted to quit my job abroad and just go back home. I was so bitter that I questioned myself, why do I always have to get up so early when all the people in the world are sleeping like babies. Why do I always have to sleep so late when all other people are about to take their freshly made breakfast. Then as I reached the lobby to check out (to report for duty), I saw an old man cleaning the restaurant, looking tired and sleepy. I heard the bell boy bidding us farewell happily and I noticed the front desk officer giving me a big smile and I came to realize, all of us were on duty with different uniforms and wages on the same late night but they seemed content (shame on me). Then I thought to myself, I’m so blessed just to complain (at least we all got a job). There are other people with much more struggles.
Don’t leave just because you’re mad.
There are so many factors why we are driven mad. Sometimes it’s because we are too hungry and restless to be patient and considerate to others. Try to give yourself some breathing space and get back to work with a better mood. Remember: everyone and everything can make you angry, it depends on how you perceive and handle things.
Don’t resign just because you’re bored.
Sometimes, it’s not the job which is boring, it’s you who makes the job unexciting. Not all Mondays are the same. Remember: if you left your previous job because you found it uninteresting after some time, you might end up doing the same thing on your current job.
Don’t say bye just because you’re lonely.
Most of our feelings don’t last. There are several things that contribute to our emotions.
Make room for your family and friends. Keep in touch with them through social media. There are so many ways to divert your attention. Instead of locking yourself in your room and thinking of all your darkest moments. Why not think of happy thoughts. Feed your mind with positive ones.
If you have considered all these things but yet, it did not make you feel better at all, then perhaps it’s time to quit your job. I left my previous job not because I was unhappy. I did because I wanted to earn more (income) while being happy at the same time. Even if I’m getting a better pay now, it doesn’t mean that I don’t get exhausted, sick, mad, and bored at all. I still do but this time, I find more reasons to stay than just quit.
Aha! By the way I’m not yet married and I don’t have a family of my own yet so I can easily divert petty things into positive ones. But if you’re torn between staying in your job and having less time for your family (missing major happenings) or, spending quality time with your family while having a decent job with a reasonable pay, always choose the latter. Life is short. You’ll never know, while you are too busy earning money, you’re missing the most important things with the most important people in your life.
I hope this helps!
Above all, ask and seek God’s guidance.