If you think about it, we tolerate a lot of things as we go about our lives.
In our relationships, careers, interactions with other people, etc., we let a lot of things slide even though they take a toll on us on the inside.
For example, at your workplace, you might have horrible coworkers who make life miserable for you. And yet, you keep working there because that’s just how it is!
Or, at least, that’s what you tell yourself.
Similarly, your spouse might not be as considerate as you would like them to be and you continue to just let things slide, even though you’re hurt every single day.
But, as many people have experienced, there comes a time in your life when your insides start screaming, “Enough is enough.”
That’s the point where things have gone too far and you can no longer take it. You might feel trapped and suffocated. You might feel as though life has become one big burden and you just want to do something about it. That’s when you know enough is enough.
However, I would suggest that you don’t let things degrade to such a state where your very insides are in disarray.
Instead, you should look for signs that tell you it might be time to do something about the things that are bothering you.
In other words, you should be on the lookout for signs that tell you enough is enough.
We will cover the signs in relationships and the signs in work.
Relationships happen to be one of the most important areas of life for most people.
As human beings, social interactions, forming bonds with people, and spending our lives with people we love and care about come naturally to us.
It’s a big part of what makes us humans.
However, sometimes, you end up with someone who you thought was a good partner or maybe even “the one,” but eventually, you realize that you made a mistake. ( “Love is blind” is sometimes quite spot on haha)
After months or even years of trying, you just can’t make things work with them.
There could be a number of reasons for this and you should be aware of them. Otherwise, you won’t be able to take the right decision for your future.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at when is enough enough in a relationship.
There is a reason why it is said that respect is one of the foundational pillars of a romantic relationship.
Without it, even if you love each other, your relationship is not going to last for long.
You see, a relationship is a coming together of two people where each person needs to feel valued, heard, appreciated and acknowledged.
If this doesn’t happen, you naturally start to grow distant from one another.
So, if your partner doesn’t respect you and brushes you off as if you mean nothing or as a dandruff.., this is a clear and telling sign that enough is enough.
How long can you tolerate the disrespect? How long can you be the only person who is driving the relationship?
let me tell you you deserve to be heard with compassion. You deserve to be treated with honor and kindness.
And there is no excuse for not getting these from the very person you love and care about!
Communication is another foundational pillar of a relationship.
Without it, it’s like spending your life with a lifeless dummy! I don’t want to imagine such a scenario…haha.
I mean, as a human being, you have tons of thoughts, emotions, feelings, desires, dreams, goals, and so on.
And you want to express these things to someone you love and hope that they understand where you’re coming from. You want someone who can just listen to you and “get you.”
In fact, this is one of the core reasons why you decide to be in a relationship with someone in the first place. Plus it is also vital to be able to set healthy boundaries…. ( feel free to check our article )
Maybe at one point in time, your partner and you communicated like two peas in a pod.
However, if that is no longer the case, and you feel like even basic communication has become a herculean task, it might be time to walk away.
Despite your best tries, if you feel like you’re never going to talk like you once used to, there is no use continuing the relationship.
We are often drawn to people who see the world as we do.
Obviously, this doesn’t always have to be true since opposites attract too.
However, when you meet someone who shares your values, attitudes, beliefs, and vision, there is a sense of rapport between you two and you feel a deeper sense of connection.
Suffice it to say, this is one of the most beautiful things you can experience. You almost feel like you have found an exact copy of your soul!
However, with time, even the best couples stop seeing eye to eye.
After all, we are constantly evolving and changing into different people due to the experiences and events we go through.
And sometimes, two people who were similar to each other become very different over time. So much so that every single matter starts to create conflict.
- Maybe you want children but your partner doesn’t.
- Maybe you have become very serious about your career and your partner has become much less so.
In cases like these, if you can’t communicate and find a compromise, it might be best to part ways.
It is only obvious that we all want happiness in our lives.
Who wants to live in misery day in and day out? It would be maddening!
So, if you feel like every day with your partner has become a struggle, you should know that enough is enough.
There might be problems with their attitude, you might not understand each other anymore, you might not have the same level of intimacy as before, or your partner might not care about you anymore.
Whatever the reasons, you deserve to live a peaceful life.
There are already so many other things in life to figure out on a daily basis.
You can’t have your relationship become a burden instead of being the support system you need!
Abuse can take various forms.
It could be physical, emotional, or verbal abuse.
Regardless of which form it takes, you do not deserve someone who treats you like trash. No one does.
It completely goes against the fundamentals of love and relationship.
Heck, it goes against the fundamentals of human rights!
However, when your partner starts to show a lack of basic human decency, that’s when you know that it’s gone too far.
Even after your best tries, if your partner doesn’t realize their mistake and turn a leaf, you should walk away.
No person should have to wait for their partner to change for the better while tolerating such horrible treatment day in and day out.
Also, in this case, your very safety might be in question!
As said previously, a relationship is supposed to be the coming together of two people who can still be and live as their own individual person.
A relationship doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice your individuality.
That would be totally senseless and quite toxic if you ask me!
Both people need to give each other time and space so that they can enjoy doing things on their own and live life on their own terms as well.
However, if your partner doesn’t give you space and never lets you out of their sight, this might eventually suffocate you.
Your need for personal time and space will definitely start to weigh on you. If it already has, well, you’ve reached the limit.
Either your partner has to understand some basic rules of a relationship or say goodbye to you forever.
This might sound harsh but if you look at it from a practical perspective, it will totally make sense.
Some people are more responsible than others.
That’s just how it is.
However, if your partner is completely irresponsible and reckless, that’s a strict no-no!
Such a relationship has no chance of survival in the long run.
I mean, the responsibility for every little thing in the house (and in the relationship) will fall on your shoulders.
In the beginning, you might not think of it as much, but eventually, this will start troubling you.
So, if your partner feels more like a child to you instead of an equal, it might be time to think about your relationship seriously.
How long can you keep picking up after them? How long can you pretend that they will soon realize their mistake and change for the better? How long will you let them take advantage of you?
At some point, you have to say, “enough is enough.”
There can be no relationship without trust.
In fact, trust is the glue that binds you two together and forms the foundation of your love for each other.
Can you imagine not being able to trust the person you live with and share such an intimate relationship with? That wouldn’t be anything less than a nightmare!
Well, if you find yourself living this nightmare on a daily basis, it is time to call quits.
Also, a lack of trust can signal deeper issues.
For example, if your partner doesn’t trust you even a little bit, this might mean that they have abandonment issues, insecurities, lack of self-esteem, and so on.
In some cases, it could even mean that they are the one cheating on you!
Obviously, deep-rooted issues like these cannot be solved in a single day.
They need a lot of work and time to be fixed. But more than that, there needs to be a willingness to fix them! And if your partner isn’t willing at all, there is nothing you can do.
It is only natural to want to be one of the priorities of your partner.
This wouldn’t be asking too much, would it?
Sure, you are not your partner’s entire life, but you should still be a big part of it.
However, if you find yourself toward the bottom of the list of priorities of your partner, or even that you are not on the list in the first place, that’s a huge red flag.
Without proper attention and care, a relationship cannot go on.
Imagine doing all the little things for your partner to make them happy and feel special, and being ignored all the time. Imagine aching for a little bit of their attention and wanting to spend some quality time together.
These are not signs of a healthy relationship. These are signs that you should start thinking about your own self-worth.
If your partner won’t realize your worth, at least you should!
I am sure you will agree that emotional health is one of the most important facets of one’s health.
Without joy, happiness, bliss, and contentment, life seems colorless and pointless.
And if you happen to be experiencing negative emotions like sadness, fear, and anxiety on a daily basis, we all know how difficult that can be.
So, if you feel emotionally drained all the time due to your relationship, you should know that it’s time for a change.
What is the point of being with someone who sucks away all your energy and leaves you feeling demotivated?
What is the point of being with someone with whom the path of life has become thorny?
You deserve peace, comfort, love, and energy in your relationship. You deserve to be with someone who uplifts you and helps you take on the countless challenges in your life with ease!
This one is straightforward.
Nobody likes to fight. Nobody likes to argue over things.
Everyone wants to live a harmonious and peaceful life with their partner.
However, as we all know, things can get out of hand sometimes. The love between two people can diminish over time and they may start to fight a lot.
If you find yourself in this boat, and fights are happening on an almost daily basis, and you have tried everything, you shouldn’t think twice before leaving.
I mean, think about your mental and emotional health for a second!
How much can you tolerate?
More importantly, how much “should” you tolerate?
You are a human being who deserves to live in peace.
And if that is being hampered by a relationship that has run its course, well, that’s when you know enough is enough. Sticking around will do no good. Especially when you have already tried to mend things.
If you have been feeling like you and your partner are growing apart and drifting further and further away from each other, it could be a sign that it’s time to reassess the relationship.
It’s natural for relationships to change and evolve over time, but if you feel like you have less in common or less to talk about, it might be a sign that the relationship is no longer meeting your needs or bringing you happiness.
You might want to consider whether you are still compatible with your partner and whether you share the same values and goals.
It might feel like a bad thing to do, but sometimes, it might be necessary.
What is the point of continuing a relationship when you are no longer on the same page?
It’s just better to allow things to progress in their natural direction.
In other words, you and your partner could go your separate ways.
Physical intimacy is a huge part of any romantic relationship.
And I am not only talking about sex.
Just holding each other’s hands, hugging, kissing on the cheeks, brushing up against each other, cuddling, etc. are all important parts of physical intimacy.
At the beginning of any relationship, these happen often and they also bring a sense of electric excitement and joy to the couple.
However, due to several reasons, physical intimacy might begin to become less and less common. It might just be because you have become used to each other.
Or there might be darker reasons.
- Maybe you are just not attracted to each other anymore.
- Maybe your partner is cheating on you and satisfying his physical needs somewhere else. ( check our article about how to stop overthinking after being cheated on Here.)
- Maybe you have grown apart and there is no inner desire or push to be with your partner in that way.
Whatever the reason, this is definitely a huge red flag.
If you find that you are rarely happy in your relationship, it might be a sign that something is off.
In fact, this is the first sign that should raise some alarms.
Of course, no relationship is perfect, and there will be ups and downs, but if you find that you are consistently unhappy and unable to find joy in the relationship, it’s worth considering whether it can bring you fulfillment in the future.
If you have tried to address the issues that are causing your unhappiness and have been unable to find a solution, it may be time to consider whether the relationship is worth continuing.
- Maybe the relationship has run its course.
- Maybe things are too damaged to be mended.
- Maybe you are not able to forgive each other for your mistakes.
Whatever the underlying reason might be, there is no point in being in a relationship that makes you unhappy.
In my personal opinion, this is one of the worst things a person can do to their partner.
It can leave them shattered and give them an emotional wound that can last a lifetime.
Not only that, it can shake their belief in the concept of love itself! And don’t even get me started on the serious breach of trust that takes place.
I mean, how can a person do such a thing to someone they claim to love?
And yet, this happens all the time.
And it is a deal breaker for most people. If your partner has cheated on you, it’s important to consider if you are willing to work through the betrayal.
Trust is a cornerstone of any healthy relationship, and if it has been broken, it can be difficult to rebuild.
If you feel that the betrayal is too great and that you are unable to move past it, it may be time to consider ending the relationship. Check our article about how to overcome the betrayal Here.
If your partner consistently breaks their promises or does not follow through on commitments, it can be a major red flag.
Trust and reliability are important qualities in a healthy relationship, and if your partner is unwilling to follow through on their promises, it can be damaging to the bond between you.
It doesn’t matter whether it is something small like a promise to spend the evening with you or something big like taking you on a vacation.
A broken promise is a broken promise.
If this is a persistent issue in your relationship, it may be time to consider whether your partner is capable of meeting your needs and whether the relationship is worth continuing.
Of course, for smaller things, you might come to a resolution by talking it out.
However, for serious breaches that keep hurting you over and over again, you might want to take some tough decisions.
Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses.
Nobody is perfect. ( except me haha ok ok joking…)
But if you find that your partner consistently brings out the worst in you and causes you to behave in ways that are out of character, it could be a sign of an unhealthy dynamic.
For example, being with your partner might have made you more jealous or you might have become more superficial (running after materialistic pleasures mindlessly).
Also, if your partner consistently causes you to feel angry, frustrated, or overwhelmed, it might be time to consider whether the relationship is toxic and whether you should continue it.
A relationship should be one where the good qualities are made more prominent and the bad qualities are subdued or removed.
And if you have a dynamic where it’s the opposite, how are things going to sustain in the long term?
It’s natural for people to change and grow over the course of a relationship, but if you feel like you have lost yourself or your sense of identity in the relationship, it could be a sign of an unhealthy dynamic.
As I said above, a relationship should be one where you can still be your individual self. It’s important to maintain your own interests, hobbies, goals, friends, and so on. Otherwise, you will feel suffocated sooner or later.
Therefore, if you feel like you have given yourself up or have become unrecognizable to yourself, it might be time to reassess the relationship.
There has to come a point where you need to say that enough is enough.
A relationship should build on your uniqueness, not eat it away.
This is one of those things that makes you wonder why you didn’t realize it sooner.
If you find yourself constantly thinking about leaving the relationship or looking for ways to escape, it might be a sign that the relationship is not meeting your needs.
I mean, what clearer sign can you ask for?
Sure, it’s normal to have moments of doubt or to feel a need for space at times, but if these feelings are persistent and you feel like you are always looking for a way out, it could be a sign that the relationship is not healthy or fulfilling.
If you are still not sure, you should see how your emotions have been lately.
If your need for escape is accompanied by negative emotions like sadness, despair, irritation, anger, etc., this should give you even stronger proof that enough is enough.
Your gut instinct can be a powerful indicator of what is best for you.
This is why some of the smartest people to have walked the planet told everyone to always trust their gut instincts.
Even if your logical mind tells you to go in a certain direction, you should always listen to what your gut tells you.
So, if you have a nagging feeling that something is off or that the relationship is not right for you, it may be important to listen to that inner voice and consider whether your gut is trying to tell you something.
It’s important to trust your own judgment and to be honest with yourself about your feelings and needs.
If you feel like the relationship is not meeting those needs, you should just say, “enough is enough” and move on with your life.
Relationships are not the only area of life where we keep compromising our needs.
In the workplace too, we keep letting things slide until we can’t anymore.
Unfortunately, though, people spend an ungodly amount of time before figuring this out.
And then, it’s too late to do anything.
Don’t let this happen to you because nothing is worth your peace and time.
With that in mind, let’s now take a look at all the signs that’ll tell you that enough is enough in work.
If you find yourself fearing going to work every morning, it may be time to reassess your job and consider whether it is the right fit for you.
It could be that you are in a toxic work environment or that you are not being challenged or fulfilled in your job.
These types of situations can lead to feelings of anxiety and dread, making it difficult to find joy in your work.
Look, your work is a significant part of your life, and it’s worth finding something that brings you satisfaction and fulfillment.
Why would you spend every day of your life fearful of going to a place you don’t even like?
Wouldn’t it be better if you actually find something you would look forward to every day?
I mean, your work should be one of the reasons why you get out of bed every morning with zeal!
If you don’t like what you do, it’s likely that you will not find fulfillment or enjoyment in your work.
This can lead to feelings of dissatisfaction and frustration and can make it difficult to find motivation and engagement in your job.
I mean, if you study the lives of some of the most successful people in history, you will realize that each one of them emphasized doing what you love.
Whether it was Steve Jobs or Jeff Bezos, everyone has the same message.
So, this might be a good time for you to say, “enough is enough,” and start considering new jobs or career paths that align with your interests and passions.
Take this as an opportunity to find something that you truly enjoy doing; something that your heart will want to engage in.
If there is something specific that comes to mind while you’re reading this, you should definitely explore it further.
- Do you feel that your work has become monotonous and boring?
- Do you feel like you are just not motivated about your work like you were once upon a time?
Well, as a human being, it is in your nature to want to mix things up and face new challenges and opportunities that can help you grow as a person.
If you’re not challenged, you eventually find doing something boring.
And that’s when you start feeling suffocated. If this is happening consistently with you, this is a sign that you have had enough.
So, take this as a sign that you need to look for new adventures.
This could involve seeking out new projects or responsibilities, or even considering a change in career. It may be time to look for ways to branch out and try something new.
Don’t be afraid to take risks and try new things.
You never know what exciting opportunities may come your way.
Feeling stuck in any area of life sucks.
We, humans, like to constantly make progress and feel joy and happiness while doing so.
But when we feel stuck, we absolutely hate it.
So, if you feel stuck in your work, it’s easy to become discouraged and lose sight of your goals. It can be easy to lose the sense of direction and have no idea whether you are making any progress or not.
Even your dreams and goals might start to look blurry.
If you feel like you have hit a roadblock or that you are not making the progress you want, it may be time to seek out new opportunities or to make a change in your career.
Don’t be afraid to take risks and try new things. Sometimes a change can be exactly what you need to get back on track and make progress toward your goals.
As I mentioned in the above section about relationships, your work can also leave you feeling dissatisfied with who you have become.
There is no doubt that your work has a deep influence on you.
The type of work you do dictates the type of person you become in the long run.
However, this change may not be aligned with your values, principles, and goals in life.
More importantly, this change might create an inauthentic version of yourself that is unrecognizable to you.
So, if you find yourself drifting further and further away from your inner self, you might want to say, “enough is enough,” and look for something that aligns with your true nature.
And no matter what anybody might say, there is no shame in doing that.
You have all the rights in the world to do things that feel authentic to you.
I would say this is one of the most prominent signs that you have had enough in your current line of work.
If you feel like your physical health has been degrading for a while and now things have gotten to a point where you feel sick most of the time, how can you possibly continue to work?
Your health is your wealth. And it should always be your first priority.
This might sound harsh but nobody at your workplace will care whether your health is deteriorating over time.
They might be a little concerned, but it doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things.
So, make yourself a priority and look for something that will not take a toll on your physical health.
Similar to the above point, being stuck in a harsh workplace environment can take a huge toll on your mental and emotional health.
There can be many factors that badly influence how you feel and the thoughts that crop up in your mind.
For example, an organization that doesn’t prioritize work-life balance may keep contacting you after work hours and leave you no personal time.
They may also give you much more workload than you signed up for.
Things like these can be detrimental to your mental and emotional health.
Slowly, you will start feeling tired, grumpy, resentful, angry, and sad, and eventually, you will burn out.
Look, there is no use letting a company squeeze out every bit of your energy and time for its own good while you get nothing in return for the extra hard work.
It’s better to go someplace else that will respect you as a human being and value your personal life.
This is something that a lot of people will relate to.
At work, if you have a good boss, your work experience will be great.
You will do well at your projects, you will get ample opportunities to grow, you will be inspired to go through your challenges in a positive manner, and so on.
However, if you have a horrible boss, every minute of being at your workplace will feel like torture to you.
People often complain about being anxious, stressed, worried, and fearful at their jobs when they have an awful boss.
If you can relate to such people, it’s a clear sign that you have had enough.
Nothing is worth being treated badly. You give your energy and time in exchange for money.
It’s a two-way street.
And your boss has no right to treat you as if the company is doing you a favor by letting you work there.
It’s also important to have coworkers who are good human beings.
That’s because you have to interact with your colleagues a lot.
You have to work with them, share your expertise, have small talk, attend office events, and maybe even go to social gatherings with them.
If they are not nice people, it is only obvious that you are going to have a terrible work experience.
If you relate to this, it’s another glaring sign that it’s time to look for something better.
You may not realize it but being in a toxic environment has a huge negative influence on you.
And I am not even talking about the negative thoughts and emotions that might crop up within you.
I am talking about how negative influence can instill negative habits and beliefs in you.
In the long run, you may become just like them!
Every company or organization has a culture.
This culture defines how things are done there on a day-to-day basis.
You can think of it as a set of unsaid rules that everyone follows.
Now, different companies have different cultures. And they also evolve over time. If you find that you are not able to relate to your company’s values and guiding principles anymore, that’s a sign that you should reassess your job.
That’s because, if the company’s culture goes against your own values and beliefs, your inner voice will keep nagging you that something is not right.
You will feel as though you are not staying true to who you are.
Over time, this will cause dissatisfaction with your work and maybe even a sense of resentment toward the company and your colleagues. And that’s not a path you want to walk.
- Do you find yourself working long hours at your job?
- Does your boss contact you for “important issues” during weekends or after hours?
- Do you feel like you get no time for yourself at the end of the day?
Well, if your answer to these questions is a yes, you have already pushed past your limits, and now is the time to reconsider your career or job.
Also, you are not alone.
Millions of people in the world are in the same boat.
You see, getting some time for yourself every day or at least a few days a week is very important.
Otherwise, you start feeling like there is no joy in life.
You start feeling like a robot who is just built to work, work, and work!
And that does terrible things to your motivation and a sense of fulfillment.
So, it’s better to look for something that leaves you time to enjoy life and be with yourself for a change.
Do you have those moments at work when you take a look around the office and get a sense that you just don’t belong there?
Do you feel like you are trying to fit into something that just doesn’t speak to you?
Well, if this is happening to you, your heart is telling you that you have to get out of there. It knows that you will find your calling someplace else and you are totally wasting your time at your current job.
Also, if you get these feelings, do not be ashamed.
Do not think that you are picky or a difficult person to satisfy.
Look, a sense of belonging cannot be forced. It has to come naturally. And if it doesn’t come, you won’t be able to do a good job at your work anyway.
So, don’t force yourself. Don’t try to fool yourself. Do what comes naturally.
I know that age is not a factor when it comes to success.
Tons of people have achieved great success even during their elder years.
However, with that being said, the ability to take risks usually gets reduced with age.
I mean, as a fifty-year-old, you might not want to take the same level of risk that you could have during your twenties.
There might be practical reasons that might stop you from doing so. Also, your health might interfere even if you want to take those risks.
So, if you find yourself in a job or line of work that doesn’t speak to you, and you also think that you are getting to that older stage of life, you might want to quickly do some serious thinking.
Don’t let fear of the unknown hold you back. Take a chance and see where it leads you.
If other jobs seem more attractive to you, it may be time to consider a change in your career.
It’s natural to become interested in other fields or industries as you grow up, gain more experience, and outgrow your current line of work.
And so, it’s important to follow your interests and passions as they keep evolving.
Don’t be afraid to explore new opportunities and see what else is out there. You never know what exciting opportunities may be waiting for you.
Plus, this way, you will find more fulfillment in your life. You will constantly have that sense of excitement and energy in life. These are important for any person to remain motivated and keep pushing forward.
Check our article about the difference between happiness and fulfillment Here.
If your family is always complaining that you are busy, it’s important to find a balance between your work and your personal life.
It’s important to make time for the people and activities that are important to you and to ensure that your work is not taking away from your relationships and hobbies.
Otherwise, you are bound to face conflicts with the very people you love and care for. Also, you wouldn’t be fulfilling your responsibilities toward them.
I know that it’s okay to be busy, but it’s also important to realize that you have other commitments in life.
If your work is causing conflicts with your family, it may be time to reassess your workload and find ways to create more balance for them and for you.
As I mentioned in the above section about relationships, your gut is a very helpful guiding tool.
As wise people often say, your gut somehow knows things that your conscious mind hasn’t caught up to.
So, if your gut is telling you to quit your job, it’s important to pay attention to this feeling. Take some time out to explore why you’re having these thoughts.
It could be that your job is no longer fulfilling, or that you’re no longer passionate about what you do. It could also be that you just need a change in life.
Whatever the underlying reason may be, you should see if there are other better jobs or careers out there for you.
When was the last time you smiled at work? When was the last time you felt genuine happiness?
If you can’t remember when, it has been too long. And this could be a sign that you are no longer satisfied with your job.
You might even hate your work and your insides might be screaming to get out of it. In other words, it is a sign that enough is enough.
So, as is obvious, you should consider exploring other opportunities or making a change in your career.
And while you are at it, why not find something that can bring you joy?
There are countless people who don’t like what they do. And that is one reason for their eternal unhappiness. Do not let yourself fall into that type of pattern. Do not waste away your natural talents and creativity.
If you keep procrastinating your work, it could be a sign that you are not engaged or motivated by what you do.
It can also be an indicator that you are burned out and overwhelmed by your workload, or that you are not interested in your job anymore.
Sure, you may be a procrastinator by nature.
And if that’s the case, you need to solve this by addressing some fundamental issues in your nature.
However, if you are not someone who usually procrastinates and you still keep pushing away work-related matters, this might be a sign that something is not right.
It could be a sign that things need to change.
You need to figure out why you are procrastinating and look for ways to make your work more interesting.
If this is not possible, you need to change your job or line of work.
Your loved ones are obviously invested in your life.
They would like to see you succeed and achieve greatness. But more than that, they would like to see you happy and fulfilled.
They want you to remain content and have an awesome experience of life.
So, if your loved ones have been telling you lately that you need to seek something better, this could be another glaring sign that enough is enough. ( Of course if you children ask you to sell chocolates only because they can get free chocolates…. that does not count haha)
Maybe they are not happy about the fact that your work has consumed you.
Maybe they can see the hints of stress and anxiety on your face.
Maybe your behavior has changed for the worse.
Whatever may be the reason, you should pay heed to what they are telling you. It might just be the push you need to change things for the better for yourself and your loved ones.
If you are putting in a lot of hard work but not seeing the results you want, it may be time to reassess your approach or set different goals.
It could also be time to reconsider your job and overall career. I am not one to tell you to give up on your dreams and goals.
However, it is also important to constantly get your bearings and make decisions based on your current situation.
So, take a step back and evaluate your work.
Consider if the goals you set are realistic and aligned with your values. It’s also worth seeking feedback from colleagues or managers.
They might have the valuable insight that you’re missing.