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It can be surprisingly difficult to find a career path that really suits you. Most of us embark on our current careers not because we wanted to, but because it was the most financially-stable path that was available to us at the time. While you might be content with your stability now, you might find yourself longing for something more meaningful.
So if this is how you feel about your career path, why not consider pursuing a different path that really suits you? I have a love/hate relationship with my job. Some years I love it, some years...not really, but during the times I love it, I really, really love it. And during the times I don't, well, I really don't. Fortunately, I have been lucky the last couple of years, however, I do always wish that I had a better income. I'm grateful for what I have, but we could surely use more.
What disliking your job does to you
So what exactly are the effects of disliking your job? What happens to you as a result of a long-running career path that doesn’t suit you?
You’ll feel more stressed out.
Your chance of developing an illness increases
It leads to uncontrolled weight gain
Sleep loss becomes more common
You’ll experience a lack of motivation
You might face career stagnation
You may have low confidence since you’re not trying new things