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Why am I afraid to find a less stressful job instead of dealing with a high-stress, low-income job?

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Last Updated: 06/09/2020 at 3:12pm
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September 1st, 2015 11:01pm
Maybe because you're scared that you cant find a job or you're scared to talk to other people. There's that little part in you that still wants to stay but you need to really think it through.
June 9th, 2020 3:12pm
Change of any kind is hard. Taking a risk that would involve taking time away from your high-stress low-income job also involves going into the unknown, and you can't be sure of your success in trying something new. So, it's tempting to just let inertia have its hey day and slow you down in making any changes that involve any risk. There are a few things you can do to fight the fear, though. One thing you can do is to break down your priorities into lists and try to tackle one little step at a time towards your goal of a lower stress job. Also, you might visualize a lower stress job that has higher pay so the trade-off wouldn't be so stark. Finally, if you take one little step every day towards your goal, then it might not seem so daunting and scary. Good luck!
March 6th, 2015 3:47pm
Maybe you are afraid of upsetting your colleagues or your boss. Perhaps you are afraid because you might not find a job that you enjoy.
March 10th, 2015 11:26pm
because you want to achieve the greatest and you will succeed with hard work deviton and patience I promise
May 2nd, 2015 2:04pm
Because we have been wired to believe that failure is the worst thing in the world. We have also been wired to believe that if we don't try to improve ourselves in some way, then we don't fail, and all is well. With that, we end up stuck where we are. The reality is the largest success stories of history all started with massive failures and non-starts. Michael Jordan failed to make his high school varsity team first time out. KFC founder Col. Sanders was bouncing from opportunity to opportunity his whole live, never realizing the success of Kentucky Fried Chicken until well into his 40's. Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's, invented the KFC chicken bucket before he founded Wendy's and, prior to that, was an up to no good orphan. Henry Ford's first car company? Massive failure. The Ford we see on the roads today was his SECOND effort. Failure, per Henry Ford, is an opportunity to start again with clearer thought and a bit more experience. My motivation rant could go on longer, but I don't want to bore the reader. Suffice to say, working like h**** to be happy and improve one's self has its own reward, regardless of the outcome. I have a lot more regret about the things I didn't try than any failures I have endured, and i have endured a good many failures, to be honest. Take care!
May 21st, 2015 4:18pm
High stress, low-income jobs are low-hanging fruit especially if you lack skills, or are a new grad without connections, etc. Research education and training opportunities from your computer, local library, friends, family, and maybe ask here :-)
June 18th, 2015 2:44pm
Changing jobs and/or careers can be a difficult and scary thing to think about and do at times. There may and probably are a variety of different reasons why you are afraid to find a less stressful job: Fear of rejection? The possibility of less job satisfaction in the new job? Maybe having to relocate and in a sense, starting over? The possibility of the new job being less exciting for you? However think about the things you might gain if you were to start a new less stressful job: Maybe have more job satisfaction? Possibly a higher income? Maybe the job being more exciting than your current one? The sense of accomplishment from finding and obtaining the new job? Starting new and fresh? Dealing with a high stress low-income job has it's pros and cons as well. Maybe you haven't found the job satisfaction you're looking for in your current job? Maybe the high stress level of the job makes the job overwhelming? Maybe the reward(s)/benefit(s) of the job aren't motivators for you? Maybe you find more immediate results and rewards easier and more manageable? Maybe there are other factors in your life that influence how you feel and deal with this current job? Hopefully some of these suggestions help figure out some of your feelings in this matter.
April 5th, 2016 11:48am
go through the 7cups stress relief guide, it will help you. it will help you. we are here to listen to you and help you.