How to not quit your job?

How to not quit your job?


Realize your gains: Increase motivations

Are you feeling stuck in a job that you don’t enjoy? It’s easy to become discouraged with the daily grind, and to forget why you’re doing it in the first place. When I was working in my last job, I was motivated to work because I wanted to buy some high-tech equipment. Once I did that, however, my motivation dropped off and I found myself questioning why I was putting so much time into the job.

One way to stay motivated is to remember that you’re working for the money. Whenever you can, reward yourself with something nice. Doing this will help you remember why you’re working in the first place. Seeing your retirement bank account grow is great, but it’s also important to actually spend some of the money you’re making. Spending your hard-earned money will help you appreciate your job more, and will give you a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.

It’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of our day-to-day lives. We are so busy trying to make ends meet that we forget to take the time to appreciate the rewards of our hard work. We work hard for a reason - to make our lives better.

When we go out and splurge on something we want, like new clothes, a nice dinner, or a vacation, we should remember that this is why we work so hard. It’s a reminder that there is something tangible to show for our efforts.

I know from personal experience how easy it is to get caught up in the moment and wonder why we are even bothering to work. It can be difficult to see the rewards of what we’re doing. But, if we take the time to realize and appreciate the tangible gains of our hard work, it will make all the difference.


Manage the expectations

I believe it is important to manage expectations when it comes to work. I have seen people around me put in late-night work and miss important personal events to work hard on a project only to be disappointed when they don’t get promoted. It’s easy to become discouraged with the feeling that there is no reward for hard work.

That’s why I like to remind myself that the difference between expectation and reality is a crucial factor for success. Whenever I start working on a project, I try to manage my expectations and shift my focus from rewards to enjoying the work itself. Shipping the product and making users happy is the primary goal, not just aiming to get promoted.

Overcoming the FOMO

We’ve all been there. You’re with your friends, talking about their jobs and salaries, and you can’t help but feel a pang of envy when you hear about their higher pay. On the one hand, you feel FOMO (fear of missing out) when you hear about the higher salaries of your peers. On the other, you don’t want to quit your job and make a hasty decision that you could later regret. So, how do you handle these conflicting emotions?

Here are some tips on how to handle FOMO and job hopping without compromising your financial stability:

  • Acknowledge your feelings. It’s okay to feel jealous and envious of your friends’ higher salaries. Don’t beat yourself up for feeling this way, just acknowledge the emotion and then move on.

  • Take a step back and objectively assess what you have. Remind yourself of all the great things you have in your current job. Maybe the hours are more flexible, or you like the company culture better.

  • Don’t be afraid to ask for a raise. Your current employer might be willing to give you a raise if you prove your worth and ask for one.

  • Research your options. Take the time to explore other job opportunities and understand the pros and cons of each. Don’t make a decision based on salary alone.

  • Focus on the long-term. Don’t make a hasty decision and regret it later. Think about the long-term implications of making a job switch.

We all experience FOMO from time to time. The key is to be mindful of and acknowledge your feelings, and then take the time to objectively assess your options. Don’t make a decision based solely on salary and always consider the long-term implications of any job switch.