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Why does it feel like I have to force myself to go to work everyday?

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Last Updated: 05/18/2020 at 6:38am
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Carlos19frb
January 26th, 2015 10:50am
I think this might be because you're not comfortable with your work enviroment. Maybe you have a rough time socializing with your coworkers, or there's always the chance that you don't love what you do for a living
KathyTheHealer
May 15th, 2015 9:23am
It seems like you are a hard working person but have trouble at going to work everyday. The reason that you are struggling is that the work seems not the most priority one for you. that's why it's hard to go to work. The solution is keeping up with the work, to provide yourself financially ( so you wont be out of money to go hungry.) at the same time, try other work. You will find something that makes you happily tap dance to work everyday, I promise. I believe you can do this. I wish you all best luck.
Anonymous
March 7th, 2016 5:01am
Unfortunately this is a common feeling among many people. And most likely the reason is that you are unhappy at your workplace. I know exactly how that feels and sometimes you need to go with what your gut tells you. Assess the problem and figure out the best possible solution for you
MendingByMuisc2
August 4th, 2015 3:23pm
Sometimes we get locked in the day in and day out mindset of a 9 to 5 job. When this happens we can do one of two things. firstly if it is an option, and you no longer enjoy what you do, seek out alternatives. Or more practically think of way to break up your workday. Spend you lunch hour going for a walk, or reading a book. Something that can break up the monotony of the day.
palepinksunsets
July 11th, 2016 10:55am
Unless you genuinely enjoy what you do and have a passion in the field in which you work, going to work is going to feel like an activity you're forcing yourself to do as a means of survival. However if you stop dreaming up your life and start living your dreams you can easily turn this around one step at at time
Anonymous
November 2nd, 2015 11:14pm
There can be many reasons to this situation. First, determine if it is your work that you are not too fond of or are there personal issues in the family, relationship or health that might cause you to feel this way.
Uniqueg
February 18th, 2015 11:32pm
Sometimes we outgrow jobs and don't have the drive anymore to go, but even though we don't have that job anymore we still have responsibilities, for example bills and necessities. It's up to you if you want to continue in your job or find a job that interest you more and make you happy because if it's something you love it won't see like work anymore.
PoliteOcean
August 25th, 2015 8:51pm
Sometimes most people get into a "funk" about having to go to work. Regardless of the reason or the situations there. If you start to feel this way regularly you should really evaluate the situation. Ask yourself if this is the job for you. If this is the type of work that you want to be doing. Often most people just feel in a "rut" and need a change. Ask yourself if there are other things you can do or be better at doing. Ask yourself if you could afford to make those changes. Also examine your current work atmosphere. Ask yourself if there is something there that you can change or can't change. And think about what would make you happy in the end.
ivysoul
May 22nd, 2015 5:57pm
If you do not enjoy your job, it can be hard to be motivated to go to work. Also, if you are experiencing a lack of sleep, this can cause you to be less alert.
Anonymous
January 26th, 2015 5:44am
Maybe you aren't in the right field of work. If you don't love what you do, you should find something you do love!
KolourfulSoul1111
May 18th, 2020 6:38am
I guess it can be due to lack of motivation and insufficient nutrients in diets. Some time the work can be very repetitive and there's no room for growth. Therefore, a new place is better to experience different opportunities. I had to quit my job because I grown out of it. For example, I've been doing the same job role and I haven't gotten a different job title. I think that the plaza at my old job was very toxic for me. Thus, I applied for a new location that will help further my growth and improve upon my mental wellbeing.