The 100 Day Reality Challenge

Another challenging day. I need to do a list of the reasons why I don't quit my job so that maybe I get a new perspective on things. 

- The obvious one is that I don't want to be unemployed again. That wasn't much fun. I could then go on to a whole list of consequences of being unemployed but there probably isn't any need. But basically I don't want things to be any worse than they already are. 

- It enables me to have a roof over my head, live in a nice house and pay the rent on time. 

- It enables me to have use of a car. 

- I would probably get quickly bored if I was out of work. 

The biggest one is definitely the security thing, although of course loads of people stay in jobs they hate because they're afraid of not having that security. Which is understandable. 

- I still feel I could do with a change but don't know how without doing a job search that would deplete me of even more energy. I really, really hate looking for jobs. I also am not very confident about finding another job having spent over a year out of work. Although they do say it is easier to find a job when you already have one. But the thing is, I want a complete change now, I've done office work for too long. I'm thinking of voluntary residential work but I'm tied to the house I rent until June. Question is should I maybe look for some temp work/contract work, knowing that I might well be doing something else in the next few months. Possibly something to think about. 

Very confused now. Maybe I should just stick it out and wait for things to get better, because my company is going through a very difficult phase at the moment - didn't realise quite how bad before our team meeting this afternoon. I have my appraisal tomorrow so hopefully I will be able to put some of my points of view across and see what, if anything can be done to make things better. 

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Comment by Kelly Martin on December 6, 2012 at 1:22pm

Big hugs Andy, I agree with Raizel, just take a little bit of time looking out for work, or maybe put into a jar some qualities you want to experience in a new job, even if you don't know what job you want, just keep popping in those qualities and let life take care of the details. And without searching some day, at the perfect time that right position will show up. Keep it simple and give yourself lots of pats on the back for sticking at it. Hope your appraisal went well x

Comment by Andy B on December 5, 2012 at 7:29pm

:) Thank you 

Comment by Sophie COLAS on December 5, 2012 at 7:05pm
Dear Andy,
I am sensitive as you but everyday, as sooon as i get up, I am grateful with Universe.
And i decide to behave in a positive way.
I know it is quite hard but I know you can do it. You are strong. You are here to improve yourself. I believe in him. Be confident. :-)
Comment by Andy B on December 5, 2012 at 6:55pm

I understand and respect your comment, but it is not easy when you are highly sensitive and have been pushed to your absolute limits during parts of the last 3 months - hoping and praying that things will start to pick up. 

Comment by Sophie COLAS on December 5, 2012 at 6:09pm
Try to use positive sentences.
It seems that you are using negation all the time. How can you be optimistic if you act with negative way.
Try to cheer up.
Try to find every positive side of each thing oe event.
Good luck.
Comment by Andy B on December 4, 2012 at 5:25pm

I agree. Sounds a good plan. 

Comment by Raizel on December 4, 2012 at 5:17pm

You definitely don't want to be unemployed, I can testify that it's not much fun, particularly not in the north. Maybe if you set aside a just 2 or 3 hours for looking into other job possibilities each week, it wouldn't feel as draining?

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