With how the world and life seem to be going at the moment, it’s not hard to tell that people are overwhelmed. With the cost of living rising and general uncertainty, it’s hard. Adding on work stress and family life stress, how can anyone cope! These seem to be the kicker for changing something in your life. This could be a new job, relocating or just taking time out for you. Maybe you don’t realise you need a change. Well, here’s how we come in. There are plenty of signs that you need a change. However, if you can’t see them, you can’t change them.
So here are a few signs that you need a change!
This one seems fairly easy to spot. But when was the last time you were truly happy? If you can’t remember or even think of a time then there is a problem. Most of us are really stressed out or on edge. Always waiting for the next problem. We miss the time to be in the moment. Enjoy the little things. That food you love, savour it! Time with the kids, enjoy it. There’s no need for guilt if it makes you happy.
Take some time out to really think, what does being happy mean for you? Is it more family time? Think about what makes you happy. Think about what do you need to change to help you feel like that?
You’re at a loss
Are you at a loss? Feel like you’re stuck in a wheel? Doing the same routine day in and day out? This is a sign you need to change something. You don’t need to go crazy and think that life always has to be spontaneous. A little diversion from the scheduled plan goes a long way. Take that day off, go out and enjoy the nice weather. Or even relax and watch your favourite TV show. Work will be there the next day.
Don’t you want to break the cycle sometimes? You might want to think about what changes you can make to make life better, and more exciting! Do you want to feel more in charge of your own life? Work/stress shouldn’t hold your life in a cycle.
This one seems easy, but it’s not as easy as you may think. Quality sleep improves your retention and productivity. Do you find yourself not being able to sleep? You may wake up during the night or you get out of bed exhausted. Lack of sleep can start to have risks, which will creep into your daily life. It’s easy for us to say get more sleep, but it is necessary! Try and have an early night, you could try herbal or at-home remedies. White noise can sometimes help. Take whatever steps you need to take to sleep well.
This sign can be quite broad. As we mentioned with the cost of living rising and life in general just being overwhelming, there could be many factors that start to make you feel overwhelmed. It could be life. Additionally, it could be problems and tasks. They seem to never end or never change! They seem to feel more difficult. Being an adult is hard. You have all the decisions to make. As well as having the responsibilities, unfortunately, you’re not a kid anymore to rely on someone else.
How can you let this stress go? Can you minimise everyday stress? Could you delegate more work to other people? Maybe have a chat with a manager about your workload. Think about the work-life balance, and is that something you may benefit from. Is it your job that makes you stressed? Would a new one be a better idea? Is it finances? Would you work towards a higher-paying job?
Becoming an assessor?
If any of the questions landed you with the answer of changing jobs, wanting higher pay, or just a change. You may want to consider becoming an assessor, or even an IQA. In fact, you may like the subject area you’re in but want a change. Becoming an assessor would be right for you. There are many benefits to becoming an assessor! This includes higher pay, and sometimes more flexible working hours as you can work remotely!
There are endless possibilities when it comes to becoming an assessor. But if you have any questions on how we can help you achieve that, please get in touch with us on 01205 805 155 and we would be happy to help.