Embracing Change with Work

Description: a photo of a person at a desk using a laptop. An open agenda and an inspirational stack of books are also on the desk.

Description: a photo of a person at a desk using a laptop. An open agenda and an inspirational stack of books are also on the desk.

Description: a photo of a person at a desk using a laptop. An open agenda and an inspirational stack of books are also on the desk. 

by Lisa-Stephanie Valme, MS, MA Counseling & Art Therapy Intern

 

In this present day, we often find ourselves attaching our worth as individuals to our work and careers. Though these are difficult perspectives to unlearn, it is important for us to be reminded that our professional accomplishments are not always directly correlated with our authentic and fulfilled selves. If you find yourself contemplating a change but are fearful of going through with it; remember that though leaving is stressful, staying can sometimes bring more distress. Thus, if you are feeling complacent, full of dread, and dissatisfied with your job, these may be a few signs that it may be time to consider a change.

Making the decision to switch jobs can be incredibly daunting and difficult. It is important to think carefully about leaving and to talk with those around you who you trust. It is important to first take the time to unpack what is causing you unhappiness in your current job. It can also help to brainstorm and list the qualities that you would like in a different job such as salary, location, culture, role, career advancement, or anything else that you are passionate about. Once you can identify what you are looking for, you can research companies or organizations that meet those criteria.

If you find the chance to move forward with this change, you will find more opportunities to learn through this process. By learning more about yourself, you can better understand your value and expand your comfort zone. This can also allow for a boost in creativity and in finding passion, interest, and more engagement in your life.

If the signs for a new start in your career are evident, it can be worthwhile to embrace change and grow in new and exciting ways! An individual therapist (URL at bottom of page) can help you sort through next steps. Contact us (URL at bottom of page) to learn more!

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Individual Therapy: https://www.intouchandmotion.com/counseling-services/individual-psychotherapy-illinois/

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