Exhausted at work? 3 Ways to Get Your Energy Back Without Quitting Your Job

We’ve all had jobs that drained us, whether it’s for a day, a week, a month or longer. You might get home so tired you don’t even want to do the things you love or spend quality time with your friends, your kids, your partner. It sucks!

But the good news there are three small things you can do to get your energy back without quitting your job!

1. Do the Thing You Dread First

Maybe it’s a phone call with someone you’re intimidated by or maybe you hate dealing with money so you put off submitting expense reimbursements or billing clients.

The problem is the fact that you have to do it stays in the back of your mind and quietly drains your energy. Do the dreaded task first and after you get through it, you’ll feel refreshed and have more energy to focus on the tasks you actually like!


– If the dreaded task typically takes 1 hour, block off 2 hours in your calendar so you’ll know you have time to get through it. There’s nothing worse than getting part way through a dreaded task but not being able to finish.

-If you have a backlog of dreaded tasks break them into smaller chunks. For example: Commit to billing 2 clients first thing every morning for the next two weeks.

There’s nothing more satisfying than crossing a dreaded task off your to do list. You’ll feel the energy flow back into your body!

2. Don’t be Afraid to Disagree

You might think your supervisor knows better because they’ve been at the company longer or have more school than you but here’s the thing:

Your supervisor may have never had your job or they haven’t done it in a long time. YOU ARE THE EXPERT ON YOUR JOB.

Be polite and professional but make sure you voice your concerns. It will be better for your organization and you’ll feel better too. There’s nothing that drains your energy more than feeling resentful!

3. Ask for a Raise or a Promotion

Maybe you’re feeling drained by work because you aren’t being properly compensated for the work that you do. This creates more resentment and drains more of your energy.

If it’s been a year since you’re last raise or a promotion – you’re due for one! Or if you’ve recently had a big success like landing a big client or successfully securing a grant for your organization, that’s a good reason to ask for a raise even if it’s only been a couple of months since your last raise.

To ask for a raise or promotion send an email that explains your strengths and contributions since you last had an increase in salary. It’s very important to say how your contributions have impacted the company’s financial well-being. In the email, explain your position and ask to set up a time to discuss it in more detail. Need help writing the email?



Have a plan of what to ask for if your supervisor isn’t able to give you the financial compensation you have asked for. It could be:

-A better benefits package
-More vacation time etc.

Think it through so you aren’t caught off guard.


You deserve to feel energized by the work that you do. Commit to doing one of these three actions and comment below to let us know which one you’re going to do!!

Have an amazing Monday ;)!


P.S. Get your free ASK FOR A RAISE email template here – http://eepurl.com/cF3sbP

Author: Bryn Bamber

I work with big hearted people who want to make a positive impact in the world. The only problem is: -Your career isn’t working -You wake up some days and don’t want to get out of bed -You’re stressed about paying the bills Career Coaching in the Forest teaches you how to make small shifts that will free up tons of energy for the things you really love. A life where you wake up to feeling a sense of purpose and easily pay the bills. I teach you how to approach making a career change in a way that is fun, easy and gets results :). I have over a decade of experience in the field of education and during my four years at an educational non-profit I hired enough contract staff to know what employers want and DON’T WANT in the job application process. So why did I start this? When I was 24, I was overwhelmed by my job working with vulnerable youth and fell apart. I moved to a yoga centre for 2 years to put myself back together. There I figured out what I was messing up at work and became a yoga and meditation teacher. Career Coaching in the Forest will help you to see the mistakes you’re making without having to move to a yoga centre! And use meditative practices to help you see where you need to go. I know exactly what it feels when something’s not right in your career and now I love helping others to make changes so their lives can become full of meaning and purpose again and so that you can make lots money too ;). Start today: get my Free Resource: Land Your Dream Job Checklist here - tinyurl.com/dreamjobchecklist And above all else, please go for your dreams. Your life has meaning. You are here for reason. Find out what it is and when you do put all you that you got towards it! Talk soon! Bryn To learn more go to www.couragecompass.org

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