A lot of people will be looking for new jobs in 2018, and for many it’s likely because they are unhappy at their job. When most of your year is spent at the office, the last thing you want is to be unhappy there, because there's no doubt that will trickle down to other parts of your life.
So, how can you tell if you’re truly unhappy? Well, according to Fortune 500 adviser and happiness expert Annie McKee there are three signs that may indicate you are not liking your gig, and you may want to consider looking elsewhere.
- Physically – Certain habit changes could indicate you’re unhappy at your gig, like not sleeping enough, giving up exercise, eating too much or too little, or not stopping after one glass of wine after a day at work. These are all clues that something’s wrong, and while it may not be work burnout, it could be.
- Emotionally – Have you suddenly become the pessimist in your group? Or do you feel down a lot, or get angry or frustrated quickly? These are all emotional cues that may indicate you’re not happy with your job.
- Relationally – If you’re unhappy at work, there’s a good chance you may bring your bad feelings home with you, which could affect your personal relationships. If you see your behavior changing at home towards your loved ones, it could be that you’re acting out because of your unhappiness at work.