You’re the only person in your life who you’re constantly stuck with, therefore conflicting with yourself will negatively affect every aspect of your life. Examples of situations that tend to be the source of tension between who you are and who you are trying to be are:

You feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day

Your to-do list is constantly growing bigger and just looking at it makes you feel stressed. Deep down you’re aware you could be more productive, but you know certain tasks will drain your energy and stop you from doing things you enjoy.

You don't see the purpose of what you're doing

Days pass by, but you find it difficult to understand the purpose of what you’re doing, and this leaves you feeling tired and unmotivated.

You hate your job – and all previous

You hate your chosen career. In fact, you realised it back in college but felt you had already gone too far down this path – plus, everyone around you told you it was a good idea to move into IT. Now you’re thinking back to those days and wishing you’d done something about it when you still had time.

You're often angry or frustrated with people around you

Your business partner doesn’t understand your approach to problem-solving, and you often get involved in major conflicts. The new developer keeps making mistakes, and you’re frequently stuck fixing other people’s problems. Your colleagues keep telling you to calm down and let them do their jobs, but you feel it’s easier if you do it yourself.

Being asked to do things that don’t feel natural to you

Your job is all about maintaining the status quo. You make sure everything works as it should with low risk, and you’re feeling bored. You’re good at what you do, but you’re constantly tired and can’t wait for your next holiday when you can be adventurous and spontaneous again.