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So every month I like to look ahead at Bank holidays and the like. This helps me to plan my blog content. While doing so last month I noticed that today, 3rd April 2017, is ‘Don’t go to work unless it’s fun day’. Now in theory this sounds ridiculous but I want to take this opportunity to share a little of my own story with you. Why I stopped going to work because it wasn’t fun. At all.
Don’t go to work unless it’s fun day
What is Don’t go to work unless it’s fun day?
Basically the idea is that if you don’t find work fun you don’t go in. Book the day off. Swap a shift. Pull a sickie. However, IF this holiday takes off it might be a little obvious you hate your job… You don’t want to get yourself fired after all!
Why I stopped going to work
Back in 2013, or 2014, I forget now… my own job had stopped being fun. I was struggling because of a number of diagnosed and undiagnosed medical conditions. This meant that I was putting stress on the people that I worked with. It was an awful time. I would have to call in sick, then when I returned to work I’d have to face the looks. The snide comments. The glares. In the end I got sick of it, and working for someone else in general. I had already dabbled, in working online and I was confident that I could earn a part-time income at least.
I rang my lovely husband, upset, and he told me to come home. So just like that I gave in my notice and then that was about it. I had a wobble a few months later. I got another job after an interview but decided at the last minute that it wasn’t for me. That was that. I was staying home and I have been home ever since!
Since becoming full-time self-employed life has changed so much. I have been able to focus on my health and my life has been enriched so much thanks to our choices a few years ago. My husband and I have so much time together. We’ve been able to focus on our infertility battle to have a wonderful daughter, after 7 years of waiting!
If you’re currently working a job that isn’t fun, or that isn’t right for you, there are things that you can do. There are LOTS of ways that you can make money online. Perhaps you could work to build up an emergency fund for when you finally snap! The first months that I didn’t have a guaranteed salary were hard. I won’t lie. I wish we had a big emergency fund back then! However, I don’t reject jacking my job in on a whim and ridding myself of being sad.
Now I’m not saying just jack your job in. Instead find more ways to make it fun. Perhaps you could take up a new hobby. Maybe you could cut your hours down if financially sustainable. Don’t forget that I’m a HUGE FAN of making and saving money online. I love matched betting, paid surveys, mystery shopping and much more. If you can’t afford to quit your job maybe you can make yourself some extra money at least!
Don’t live your whole life working in a job that you hate. You CAN change it. I’m not even sitting on a beach writing from a laptop and I’m pretty darn happy!
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