You need to be sure things are functioning well in your personal life before you start investigating career change as a solution.
You might want to change something about yourself—to like yourself better, maybe, or release your more creative side, or develop a more constructive attitude to life and work.
Major life events, good or bad, often trigger a need for change, because they affect your sense of self and prompt you to reassess your values and habits.
What you can do
Sharing your concerns with a family member, close friend or professional helper will help you assess what’s going on in your life, find constructive solutions for personal issues and develop strategies to cope.
- If you have experienced a significant loss, it may take some time for you to recover enough to make decisions about your life’s direction. Allow yourself time to grieve and to reflect on the value of the lost person or situation in your life.
- Take care of yourself first, so that you are strong and well enough to support others who may need you.
- Decide what circumstances you can control and change, and what is outside your control.
- Identify actions you can take to gain a sense of control, or a greater level of satisfaction in the major areas of your life, such as work, relationships, personal development and learning, physical and mental well-being, finances, recreation and leisure, spiritual and cultural activities.