The 7 deadly work sins –and how to deal with them
Taking a job you already know you’re going to hate
👉 Trust your gut. If it feels wrong, don’t go there.
Believing the money will make up for the misery
👉 It never does. You can have all the stuff in the world. It’ll never make up for the stress and resentment you feel from being in a job that’s wrong for you.
Letting your head dominate your heart
👉 For work to be fulfilling, your head AND heart needs to be in it. You’re interested in the challenge. And you care about the outcome. Try letting your heart take the lead.
Taking yourself too seriously
👉 When you’re chronically stressed, your life feels heavy. There’s a lack of fun and joy. It doesn’t have to be this way. At its best, work feels like play.
Not noticing when you’re triggered
👉 Your nervous system is ramped up. But you’re not really aware of it. This can lead to all kinds of fear-based behaviours. Micro-managing. Passive aggression. Playing the victim. Manipulation. The first step is to increase your self-awareness. Listen to people who have your back.
Never making time for anything other than work
👉 Work can easily become all-encompassing. Sometimes it takes a conscious effort to make space for the rest of your life. You’ll be glad you did.
Not speaking up when you’re at your wits’ end
👉 It’s so easy to suffer in silence. I know because I did it myself. If you’re not in a good place, talk to someone you trust.