Do You Feel a Lack of Meaning at Work? You Could be Languishing.
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When you start in your career, you may sometimes feel as if you're languishing. You may feel a lack of meaning and a desire to belong emotionally.
Languishing thoughts may include:
There are steps you can take to stop languishing and start flourishing in your career.
The only way to move away from languishing is to give yourself time and space to reflect.
We all need boundaries to give us time to think about where we are and where we want to be. Ask yourself where you feel resentment and frustration regarding your time and energy.
For example, you've maybe realised that you need to say no to your boss about work emails on the weekends even though you're afraid of being labelled as not a team player. Ensure you communicate your commitment to your boss.
Ask yourself how you got to do this job. Was it intentional, or did you fall into it somehow? Did you really choose this path for yourself?
Try to understand what success means to you. Long-lasting success typically consists of four categories:
Ask yourself where you are strongest and weakest in, and let those answers guide you.
You may find a disconnect between what you want and where you are now. That could be causing your languishing.
Take proactive steps to improve your happiness at work.
If your current job doesn't allow you to craft your job, it may be time to move on.
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