From Australia: im working on my dreams on the side but all i want to do in the day is commit suicide. I hate working for no reason. just a waste of time. I am wasting time that i could be adventuring life and seeing the world but im stuck in a ugly office 8 hours a day. im doing different things each week and trying to get out of my comfort zone everyday. Everything feels so average. my workouts. my job is just boring as fuck. isnt changing your routine supposed to change how you feel? I just feel as though i cant shake this annoyance. Im trying to do everything before i die. i dont want to regret anything.
It sounds to me that the job is the problem. Instead of thinking about killing yourself, why not consider a significant job change? It might take time. It might take retooling. It might take some schooling. But setting a goal for a satisfying career and starting to work on it will be more helpful to your general emotional state than staying stuck and annoyed.
We spend at least a third of our life at work. That’s a lot of time to spend being bored and angry. Use your off-work time to start positioning yourself for a job that will let you be creative and see the world.
Yes, such jobs are out there. Meanwhile, use whatever vacation time you have to go somewhere, anywhere, that is different and adventuresome. Only you can make choices that will leave you free of regrets. If you can’t get yourself motivated to help yourself, please consider seeing a therapist to help you kickstart a new direction.
I wish you well.
I Am Unsatisfied with My Life
Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker
Dr. Marie is licensed as both a psychologist and marriage and family counselor. She specializes in couples and family therapy and parent education. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter.
Hartwell-Walker, D. (2018). I Am Unsatisfied with My Life. Psych Central.
Retrieved on November 26, 2020, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2017/05/31/i-am-unsatisfied-with-my-life/
Last updated: 8 May 2018 (Originally: 31 May 2017)
Last reviewed: By a member of our scientific advisory board on 8 May 2018 Published on Psych Central.com. All rights reserved.