Try to stay calm and objective
Once you have solidified your feelings, it’s time to let them step back from the spotlight. How come? Psychologist Dr. Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. explains those who are unhappy with their current job need to understand where these feelings are coming from, and that requires a state of calm and objectivity. “You can logically determine where the problem lies and not be clouded by or make decisions based on your emotions too much,” she explains.
You can do this by listing out all of the reasons why you dislike your current job, providing specific reasons. For each of those, make a column on what it would take for that to change. If you know it’s impossible to make these amends; you now know it’s time to start seeking another opportunity.
However, if most of the aspects could be modified and you would enjoy your job again, then you can take a different route. “You will need to find adaptive ways to approach and deal with the people or situations which need to be altered,” Dr. Thomas continues. “The bottom line is that you can feel more confident and emotionally secure if you let your logic versus your emotions determine to what extent and why you hate your job, so you will know what is truly necessary to do.”