Are you constantly daydreaming about your dream job? Are you always checking the clock at work, counting down the minutes until the day ends?
Are you constantly daydreaming about your dream job? Are you always checking the clock at work, counting down the minutes until the day ends? If so, you might be suffering from workplace blues.Don Thibert, director of academic affairs for Everest College, has decades of experience helping thousands of individuals a year move into progressive new careers. He says it's important to evaluate your work situation."Most people are so desensitized by the daily grind that they don't even realize they're unhappy, let alone know what to do about it. Given the recession, people are too busy just trying to keep their heads above water - they don't have time to imagine the work situation that would make them really happy," Thibert says.To determine how blue you really are, Thibert suggests tracking your workplace blues for a month."Keep a daily record of what made you happy or unhappy each day and give yourself a score on a scale of one to 10, one being totally unbearable unhappiness and 10 being an absolute joy. By the end of the month you should be able to identify if you're happy — specifically what you like and don't like about your work," Thibert says. "If your average score at the end of the month is six or lower, it's time to start strategizing for happiness."