Why? Because I have actually been there.
I know that feeling... like going to work is a chore, not wanting to get out of bed, not wanting to do your job when you are there and looking forward to the weekend when it's only Tuesday.
I call that feeling the Sunday Night Depression. What happens when it's every night?
Exploring your values, skills, interests and personality helps you to see who you are today and where you want to go tomorrow.
Changing your career is not a snap. Its a process that starts with looking at yourself first. We leave reality out of the equation at first because dreaming about your future can open up ideas that could lead to other ideas and so on. No limits at this stage of career exploration truly allows for your ideas to flow and options to surface which wouldn't come to light otherwise.
Even if you have an idea of what you would like to do next changing your career is still a challenging process.
Researching career options and identifying if there are any gaps that need to be filled can be a daunting task in itself. The key to researching careers is to keep it about information gathering - resist the urge to make decisions during this phase. Just gather information and take it one step at a time.
I was working with a client this morning and we talked about how overwhelming it can be. My advise was to break it down into bite sized pieces - or you're going to choke. Ok, so that brought a little laugh into our counselling session but my message is that by outlining steps to take each day then you will not have that overwhelming feeling. I don't want to be clich but it really does start with one step.