Thinking about quitting your job?

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Before you do, consider the reasons why you want to quit

So you want to quit your job. In many cases this is a big decision so it is important to make sure that you weigh out every factor to ensure that you are making the best possible move for you. There could be many reasons why you would want to quit in the first place, here are a few: 

  • A toxic boss and/or work environment is putting your health at risk
  • The job no longer fits your life or your professional goals/no room for growth
  • Ready for a change
  • You don’t feel a sense of purpose or you have no influence
  • Overworked and burnt out

What happened?

As you are making your decision, take a moment to look at the bigger picture and think about how you got to where you are now and how long you have been feeling this way. What specifically happened that led you to making the decision to quit your job? Reflecting on this can help put your present situation into perspective and reveal information that may lead you to realize that whatever is driving this decision is something that can be managed somehow. 

If it has been several years in the making then it might be time to act on your decision, however if it’s more short term perhaps you are feeling anxious or burnt out. 

What to do now?

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are my expectations realistic?
  • Can I really afford to leave?
  • What are my options if I quit?
  • Is now the right time?
  • What would I gain/lose if I leave?
  • What are my goals? Where do I want to be?
  • Is my job really the problem?

Really take the time to reflect on these questions and give yourself a deadline to make the final decision. More often than not, the idea of quitting is an intrusive and impulsive thought that comes on when emotions are running high. This is why it’s a good idea to consider seeking support before you take the action to quit. 

Should I quit over stress/burnout?

When stress is consistently affecting your overall quality of life in a negative way then it might be time to seek professional help. Virtual and insurance covered therapy treatment programs that specifically focus on workplace related stress, anxiety, trauma, and burnout are available that help you with understanding the underlying sources of stress and anxiety, and equip you with coping strategies so you don’t have to quit your job if it doesn’t make sense. This is an especially great option for people who feel that they just need a break from work as burnout is a qualifying medical condition for FMLA leave and short-term disability. 

Workplace Related Stress, Trauma, and Burnout treatment in California

If you or a loved one are thinking about quitting a job and are struggling with workplace related burnout and anxiety, Clear Recovery Center can help. We employ evidence-based practices formulated by our clinical team to deliver the best possible care for our clients. Our program consists of individual and group therapy, education, and mindfulness practices. The goal is to teach you how to identify and to manage stress and anxiety triggers in the workplace so you don’t have to quit your job.

Don’t suffer alone any longer. Call Clear Recovery Center 877.799.1985 today to find out how we can get you one step closer to returning to work with a new sense of vitality.

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