I think we all get into a headspace sometimes where we’re like this is it, I need to find a new job. But it doesn’t always mean we need a new job. Sometimes it just means you need a change, you need a promotion, you need to air your guts to your boss and get some kind of confirmation that you’re doing okay.
In those small moments, there is usually something that will drag you out of them and keep you going and motivated.
I feel like I get rash when those little moments come up. It’s like the end of the world to me because I struggle with adulthood so much already. But at the end of the day, if I was presented the opportunity to leave – I wouldn’t. That’s how I know I’m being rash. Because if I made a pros and cons list, the pros would outweigh the cons and I wouldn’t really want to start over somewhere new.
But sometimes there are much bigger moments. Where you’re reaching for those confirmations or answers or changes and you’re not getting them. So no one’s helping to drag you out and you aren’t dragging yourself out anymore. In that case, it’s time to move on.
It’s hard to decipher when you’re just being rash or when you really need to gtfo. I find lists help, taking time to think over your decision, and approaching the leaving your job process very slowly. You never know when things could get better.