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Why is the majority of time I wake up unmotivated and sad about my job?

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Last Updated: 09/05/2016 at 11:08pm
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February 22nd, 2015 5:06pm
I have a sense that if i wake up and feel unmotivated and sad about my job the real issue maybe that I am sad for myself living my life engaged in a job that is not meaningful for my life and purpose in this life. Looking carefully at my life goals and finding a new job that is in line with my life goals, a job that would make me smile when i think of it will make me wake up happy and looking forward with excitement for the next day on the job.
February 22nd, 2015 8:26am
Maybe you are not doing what you want to do in life, instead you can continue doing the same job & look for a job which suits you & then switch, unless you dont love your job also youself of doing it, you wont be motivated
March 22nd, 2015 5:39am
Because your current job is not your passion, as steve jobs said, "follow your heart till you find your passion, dont settle". so if your job is your passion you will be working more in a very motivated manner.
April 18th, 2015 3:57am
the only way to feel this way is if your job is going no where you have no fun no more in it or simple you want something new when you depressed about your job you not willing to go and you become sad or unmotivated
April 30th, 2015 12:09pm
I find that you have to do your best and the best you know how to do, though you may not be told you are doing a good job, if you know you did, then be motivated that you got up, you got dressed, got to work and did it!!!
June 29th, 2015 5:43pm
You wake up unmotivated and sad because it isn't something you enjoy. Find something you enjoy more and that might improve upon how you feel. Otherwise, if that isn't what it is, then you might be going through something devastating, or some kind of problem is standing in your way.
August 4th, 2015 8:33pm
Not everybody is lucky enough to land their dream job. Use this unmotivated feeling to motivate yourself to go and achieve and do something that you would actually wake up and love to do every day!
August 17th, 2015 11:49pm
Most people want to do what they love and yet we have to make some sacrifices to be able to eat/live
February 10th, 2016 10:11am
Perhaps this is not the job for you. You're unhappy with how things are. Some people get bored of their jobs or end up disliking it. To keep yourself engaged, have a fresh start. Either improve your current environment (buy new office equipment or find new organisational methods) or change it completely (invest in a new job)
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April 25th, 2016 3:05am
If you don't like your job look for something else that you like to do. Loving your job gets you to places, disliking it does not.
September 5th, 2016 11:08pm
Maybe the job just isn't the right fit for you. Think about what your passions are and what makes you excited to wake up in the morning and try to look for a job in that area.