Having such an awful day!! :( I really hate where I work. It gets me down everyday. I worry this unhappiness will trigger my eating disorder again. I feel the glow guides are helping my mood but still have work on my mind all the time which is affecting my happiness :( I've been married 2 months so you'd think I'd be at my happiest but I can seem to shake off my bad mood. Any advice from the glow community would be much appreciated! Xx

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Michole
almost 4 years

I was stuck in a job for 3 years where I was treated and spoken to horrendously. The owners knew my parents and what I had been through growing up and the struggles and yet they treated me worse. (They also have a bad reputation now for how they treat their staff). I made their business my life and was working 70+ hours and week alongside a full time uni course when my dad suddenly passed away and it was a really dark time and I had a lot of health scares. February last year I had a car accident I shouldn't have survived and still have no idea how and the owners treated me worse than ever and it was the breaking point and I handed in my notice. It was the hardest and best decision I have ever made. And looking back I can't believe how unhappy and stressed I was and how I let them get away with the things they did. Life is too short to be unhappy and maybe your time has come to an end and the place you're at. It might seem daunting but is also exciting and something better and new will come along and might be what you need. There's no harm in looking for new jobs your boss doesn't need to know. I hope everything works out for you. I believe everything happens for a reason and everything you're feeling now will lead to something positive even if you don't see yet. Best wishes xx

Jenny Quinn
almost 4 years

Thanks Sophie xx

Sophie Marella
almost 4 years

I know it's hard to take the plunge to leave a job and go into something new but often the scariest things are the ones that have the best outcomes. If this place is making you so unhappy, you have nothing to lose by leaving. Maybe set yourself a date by which to leave, and stick to it so you have something to look forward to & give yourself a few months to prepare. Keep meditating & stay positive! To be happy in your life is the most important thing ❤️

Jenny Quinn
almost 4 years

Thank you so much to all you ladies for such wonderful advice. What great support the glow community provides xx

Sandra
almost 4 years

Hi Jenny. I've been through some tough times, and I wanted to pass on a few pieces of advice that really helped me. Feelings aren't facts - don't beat yourself up for feeling down, feelings are temporary and can and will change. To change your life, change your day - our routines really impact on us, so don't stay in a job that's making you unhappy. Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can - take small steps, just update your cv to start and take it from there. Best wishes and good luck x

Chelsea
almost 4 years

Thank you for your honestly and sharing your worries with us. I can often feel similar to this. I've been married for 4 months now and often feel guilty when I'm unhappy. I'm starting my glow guide this Sunday! I'm awful at sticking to plans but this one seems so much more than just a food plan. x

Ingrid
almost 4 years

Sorry to hear you are not feeling great but never let outside circumstances take the best of you. It is these situations that are the biggest tests in life. They might seem difficult but they are telling you something about you and if you can manage to overcome them you will be a stronger and happier you. We all have fears. It is how you react to them that matters the most.
Perhaps as a first step try to understand what truly makes you unhappy. And then determine what you truly want and would make you happy. Only you can tell. It can take a few steps to get there but if you truly want it you will harvest all the goodness of your efforts.
Remember Shauna's quote from earlier this week: each day you are reborn and what matters most is what you do today.
You can change a situation you are not happy with. Don't let bad thoughts take the best of you. Onwards! Sending you lots of positive, happy energy, X

Madeleine Shaw
almost 4 years

Hey babe, sorry you're feeling that way. Stay strong, we all have those days and weeks but you're amazing and doing so well with glow guides. We're all here to support you, you can do this! 😘

Jenny Quinn
almost 4 years

Thank you everyone for your advice! I think I just need to be brave and look for new opportunities 😘

Jenhamer
almost 4 years

Nothing is more important than health and happiness. I have just recovered myself from an eating disorder which nearly took my life. I have now said to myself "this is my life now and I am going to live it to the max". So sometimes we have to look at our lives and see what we can change for the better. But for the time being you are working where you are so try to look at the positives that are in your life and look forward to all the good things rather than the negative times X

Von Tivey
almost 4 years

Forgive predictive text and fat fingers 😬

Von Tivey
almost 4 years

Hi Jenny, I'm really sorry to read your email 😢 I hated my job but was scared to move; I had the constant feeling I was waiting to be found out and that I was really crap. Well I finally moved - that it be I'll. It was the best best thing I ever did. Actually I was ok and it was my surroundings that were making me feel so crap. Secondly, I felt really down after my wedding... I think it was because I had spent so long planning and building up to the one day I felt lost and sad that the day was gone. Marriage is wonderful but after the wedding it goes back to normal and that feels sad for a bit. The only thing I can suggest, that helped me, is to focus on something new..... Perhaps a new job and feeling fit and healthy! Big hugs 😘💃🏻

Jenny Quinn
almost 4 years

Thanks Emma. I enjoy the work I do its just the place and people that get me down :(
I'm doing some colouring in from my colour myself calm book. As childish as it sounds it's a wonderful escape :)

Emma jane
almost 4 years

Oh Jenny I don't have a lot of advice but I grew up with a mum who suffered with crippling depression (she got cancer when I was a teenage and it triggers the depression) Starting a fresh is scarey but also very exciting. Think of things you love in life and go from there. You could learn something new or take up an old hobby. We are all here to help and guide one another.

Jenny Quinn
almost 4 years

Thanks for your comments. I have been thinking of looking for new opportunities work wise but I'm scared to take the plunge. I feel like it's taking over my life! But I will try very hard to have happy positive thoughts and maybe my outlook will change. Thanks girls 😘

estee
almost 4 years

Oh you poor thing! Perhaps when you get a moment (!) try and really reflect on your job and the happiness it brings. Perhaps invest some time looking for new opportunities. A job that brings you down however happy and healthy everything else is, can always impact you. Focus on the positives and just be mindful and aware of how you are feeling. Avoid alcohol and make sure you are eating and sleeping well to avoid low moods. Lots of happy thoughts 💜💛💜💛

Abygail Irving-Isom
almost 4 years

I was signed off for stress around the time I got married and all I remember is the dread fear of having to go back but I know that just post the wedding can be a low point because all the excitement is over. Would it help to have another distraction? Something you can plan for and that can give you a sense of anticipation.