I was working for an amazing company. I had an amazing team that I built up over the years, hand-selected and trained, who were closer to me than family members. My other colleagues were often just as close, each so wonderful and unique that it made me glad for the world that they were in it.
And our customers, oh, our customers – I lived and breathed for them. Without them, there was no point! I was so grateful for every minute we had their attention.
People depended on me for stuff, and I didn’t mind it, because with each new question they were learning how to do it themselves.
So why was it that one day, it became a Herculean effort to drag myself out of bed?
Why, even on work from home days, was I struggling to open the lid of my laptop to get work done?
Why did I find myself alone in an office elevator, crying?
And why did I find myself sobbing uncontrollably in a business meeting?
When you have conflicting emotions, this type of thing can happen. As a friend of mine says, our brain conflates unpleasant choices with difficult ones, and the longer we put them off the more our body rebels.
I knew that the right thing for me to do was to leave the company. I didn’t want to because I’d built it up, I liked the team, etc. The longer I stayed in that situation, the worse I felt.
If you are getting strong emotional cues, listen to them.
In my case, the instant (and I truly mean instant) I made the decision to leave I felt happier. I was actually giddy with the freedom.
My recommendation is that you take stock and determine what it is you truly want.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Everyday-I-dread-going-into-work-How-do-I-politely-quit-my-job
Originally Posted On: 2016-01-14