Anxious about Your Job? Here’s How to Quit and Find Peace

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

If you’re constantly anxious at work and the thought of going in each day fills you with dread, it may be time to consider quitting. But where do you start? In this video, I’ll explore practical steps you can take to leave your job, find peace, and move forward with your career.

[00:00] Intro
[01:05] What’s the source of your anxiety?
[01:18] Speak with your employer
[01:33] Determine your options
[02:07] Act
[02:30] Establish a structure and support
[03:07] Be pragmatic
[03:24] Consider therapy or counseling
[03:46] Summary
[04:03] Summary

Minimizing Risk with Your Job Search or Career Change

If you’re someone who’s constantly anxious at work, and the thought of going in each day fills you with dread, you’ve probably already thought about quitting. But where do you start? ,I’m Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. People hire me for no BS coaching and career advice that can relate to a number of different things ranging from a job search career transitions, workplace issues.

And I’ll just simply say for many of you, we have this kind of a feeling the natural response is to quit. And in this video, we’re going to look at leaving your job and moving forward in your career. So I’ll simply say, there are a number of things that you can do when you’re feeling anxious at work, and it can be difficult to know what to do. But you don’t need to suffer in silence. And there are a few things the world look at taking action with.

And first of all, is identify the source of the anxiety. Is it the workload, the people you work with, or the job itself? Understanding what’s causing it can help you figure out what to do next.

And sometimes that means number two, talking to your employer. If your job is the source of your anxiety, they may be able to offer a different role to you and reduce your workload or provide more support.

Managing Workplace Trauma: Strategies for Coping and Recovery

Before quitting, I want to encourage you evaluate your options. If you’ve tried everything, and you’re still feeling anxious, that may be the time to consider quitting your job. But it’s important to evaluate your options. Is it best that you take a break? Is it best that you find a new job? You know your financials better than I do. You know your emotional needs and what you’re capable of and the support that you have better than I do? Weigh the pros and cons of each of the options that you’re considering.

Next, number four is take action. If you’ve made the decision to quit, it’s important to act on it. First, update your resume, start networking with people who might be able to help you and start looking for new job opportunities if you can tolerate that. If you can’t, you know what you need to do.

Fifth, if you’re about to enter into unemployment, it’s important to prepare. So prepare to anticipate and and and tolerate your anxiety. You’ll need to establish a certain structure and routine to your day, a location for the things that you do, a schedule for your actions and maybe responsibility by sharing your intentions with someone that you can trust. That can be your wife, husband, partner. That can be a friend. That could be a coach who can support you with accountability coaching. It can be any number of things.

And thus, number six is important to be pragmatic in making manageable small objectives, such as spending two hours writing your resume, rather than committing yourself or promising yourself that you’ll find work by next Tuesday.

Lastly, it’s important that maybe to consider therapy or counseling for yourself. And thus, if you’re struggling with anxiety, consider seeing a therapist or counselor because they can help you develop coping mechanisms, manage stress, and deal with any underlying issues that may be contributing to your anxiety.

Remember, quitting your job doesn’t mean you’re a failure. It’s a decision that can help you prioritize your mental health and well being. And I do hope you don’t allow yourself to suffer any more than you need to.

I’m Jeff Altman. I hope you found this helpful. At my website,, there’s a ton in the blog that can help you. Plus, you can schedule time for what I call trusted advisor services where I answer questions from people. You can schedule time for coaching with me. Or if you’re not sure, schedule a free discovery call with me. I’d love to help.

You can find out about my video courses, books and guides at the website. Again, there’s a lot there to help. Lastly, connect with me on LinkedIn at In doing so, you’ll discover that your network is going to be a lot larger by connecting with me.

Have a terrific day and most importantly, be great!

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

People hire Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter to provide No BS Career Advice globally because he makes many things in peoples’ career easier. Those things can involve job search, hiring more effectively, managing and leading better, career transition, as well as advice about resolving workplace issues. 

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