Okay, here’s step one: Step one is to repeat this mantra to yourself – “I don’t have to stay in a job that is killing me. I deserve something better, and I will find it.” I’ve seen person after person in my community justify staying in a bad job because they keep getting told by “helpful” people that a bad job … I had to stand outside away from the people for a good 10 minutes just breathing slowly to calm myself down. My current position is boring, physically exhausting, and time-consuming. And if a company has a reputation for bad customer service, that is a huge red flag for me. But I encourage you to dig deeper. A.C.E. For the last two to three months, I have completely lost interest in my job of seven years. So going back to our mantra that you WILL find something better and you deserve it – it’s time to job search. I feel like my job is physically killing me via exhaustion, and I’m having unhealthy, terrible thoughts 100% of the time. Once you’ve identified the specific reasons you’ve lost interest in your current job, it’s time to look for a new opportunity. I’m going to let you in on a little secret: Work is hard. And the worst part about it is feeling stuck in a hamster-wheel rut of despair. You deserve to feel happy, appreciated, and satisfied in your personal and professional life—never forget that. That kind of thing NEVER used to happen to me. THERE IS SOMETHING BETTER (and you deserve it!). Obligatory office bullshit aside, you ultimately need to be able to respect your company and the people who work there. Stop cleaning your house for a few weeks (or hire a cleaning service if you have the budget). I go above and beyond to get things done. Any suggestions? After all, not having an income would be stressful financially and emotionally. The team you work on? Nothing is possible without sleep, but for career stuff it is 100% necessary. But it got to the point where sometimes if I went out during the week, I would basically shut down after awhile. If you’re being overworked for too long, you will feel it. You get there twenty minutes before they said that you needed to. Because if you try to soldier on in that state, something very unpleasant will eventually happen. And then get ready to find something new. My job is making me physically/mentally sick. Those restless nights, anxiety-fueled dreams, and feeling like you’ll never freaking get out of this nightmare. They understand the parts of your job that suck just as much as you do. It can range from buying groceries, to your commute, to your boss, to your spouse, to your children, to your resume – which when you think about it makes you want to immediately lay down. Your information will *never* be shared or sold to a 3rd party. Be really really specific (for instance: Just saying “work” isn’t helpful. Close. That's why most of us can relate to Gilda's plight. It’s the first day of your new job. But every chapter needs to end at some point, and sometimes you just need to get the hell out of whatever job you have. I’ve seen person after person in my community justify staying in a bad job because they keep getting told by “helpful” people that a bad job is the best they can hope for (or that work is work and you aren’t supposed to enjoy it). Make that list with brutal honesty. All of this came at the cost of my personal life and emotional well-being. There’s always going to be a manager who overworks you. Not being able to let go of your day can and will lead you to Divorce Court. Yes after a long day of non stop bullshit and controlling fires by the end of the day I would feel as if I was beat up. There’s always going to be parts of your job that sometimes make you want to rip your hair out. My career has 2 of the 3 legs of … People in stressful jobs may be more likely to smoke, drink alcohol, engage in unhealthy eating habits, and lead sedentary lifestyles. Flexible working arrangements such as reduced hours working is one of the ways people with limiting health conditions can manage work and their health. If you don't make changes, nobody is going to do it for you. If you find that you are still stressed, you will have to consider other options before the job takes its toll on your health. Turn off your email for an hour at a time, and put on an out-of-office telling people to call you if they need immediate help. At my previous jobs, I would regularly go out after work. So repeat after me: A job that is draining your will to live is NOT the best you can hope for. Well this is killing my knees (sharp pain in them all day) and back I'm only 22 and starting to walk like an old man. They’re your comrades, your brothers and sisters in arms in the war that is corporate America. "There are dozens of different strategies [to improve the work environment]. Dont allow yourself to suffer when you have the ability to get out. When the music was done I couldn’t get out of their fast enough. "We look at what's going on in the workplace, [and] if the client is up for it, we do a search for a job that might be more suited to their temperament. You deserve the day. A simple, 2 minute list about what drains you the most about your ENTIRE life right now. A bad job--a low-paying, low-security or unstable job with low job satisfaction and a boss who is not accommodating or understanding in emergency situations, can be worse for your health than not having a job at all. I put a lot of effort into delivering my projects with a lot of passion. Aches pains and a serious headache would make my mind foggy and unable to think anymore. For example, bus drivers' stress levels may improve if there was adequate staffing of buses, more breaks, and bus lanes to help avoid traffic, he suggests.