You open the doors to your workplace and immediately that familiar feeling of resentment washes over you. Your body tenses up and you catch yourself thinking you’d rather be anywhere but here. And yet here you are—working the same old job day in and day out. Your body is present, but your mind is not. You have checked out, so to speak. You’re not happy, and it shows.
Maybe you have dark circles under your tired eyes, maybe you’re gaining weight from stress eating. The unhappiness tied to your job spills into your general life, and you find yourself increasingly unhealthy, smoking more, sleeping less, laughing less, worrying more. But why do you stay, when every single cell in your body screams with frustration at your work? When you absolutely hate your job? Here are five reasons you’re not quitting the job you hate (and why you should):