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May 26, 2021

7 Ways To Survive A 9-5 Job And Come Out Alive (And Thriving)

I used to wake up, go to work, and literally think about how I could get out of my job. Yeah, it was that bad. I hated pretty much everything about it.

My coworkers were a bunch of jerks, my boss treated me like crap, the salary was too low, the hours were too long—I even hated the commute!

If you are working at a job that is horrible for you and making you miserable, it’s time to wake up and smell the coffee. You deserve better!

“But the question is: What should you do next?”

Should you continue with the feeling of unchallenged, unhappy, or out of control?

And in today post, And in today’s post, I’m going to show you the 7 Ways To Survive A 9-5 Job And Come Out Alive (And Thriving).

I have spent a considerable amount of my life working in jobs I didn’t enjoy for reasons I couldn’t articulate.

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But there were reasons. The truth is that:

  1. I needed the money
  2. I needed the health insurance
  3. I was under some pressure from my parents
  4. I was afraid of making the wrong decisions for my career
  5. I was terrified of being poor

And I now understand it in hindsight. In order to make a change and get out of that job.

Here’s what I learned about doing so. it took a long time to find the strength inside of myself to tackle the inevitable fear that would come after I made my decision to quit. 

10 ways to survive a job that you hate

1. Stay fit by exercising regularly

I was working out about five times a week, doing some high intensity interval training to try to keep my metabolism up and eating five to seven healthy meals a day.


When I started working out again, I was amazed by how much better my health became. I started to lose weight and didn't get sick as often.

My quality of life improved. My sleep and mind also improved. I became more organized, efficient, and productive.

I noticed that when I worked out, I felt more energetic, had higher energy levels, and I got in a better mood by getting all the toxic out of my system

2. Continuous learning is the secret to success.

I'm not the type of person who aspires to be the best, but I do strive to be the best that I can be.

Part of what motivates me is my boring customer services job routine that I have to come in and answer the same silly calls over and over again.

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And the idea of going back to school sounded better than my current job. And my option is to find:

  1. Night classes 
  2. E-learning courses 

When you have time, you can take e-learning courses whenever you want. The best part is you can take as much time as you need to complete the course.

I've found a job where I can use my creativity and work with great people with the same values and ideas, all thanks to my e-learning certificate .

3. Take Breaks to avoid burnout

You know that as hard as you're working, you'll be tired at some point. Be ready for when it happens.

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There was no moment in the day where I actually got to think about what I wanted to do with my life or what I enjoyed doing with my time. 

Step outside of the office, create a 30-minute break to give your mind a rest and your body the time to rejuvenate. And don't spend every break looking down at your phone.

4. Limit Your Alcohol Intake

Life is all about balance, right? You don't want to wake up with a hangover. 

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A hangover won't solve any of your problems; it'll only make you feel worse. The best way to avoid a hangover is to drink less alcohol in the first place. 

Switching to drinking less concentrated drinks like beer or wine over vodka is one easy way to reduce your alcohol intake without changing how you enjoy yourself. 

You only have one life, and while that life is plenty full, you can't just sit on your ass and binge watch Netflix.

5. Keep Coping with challenges

Keep trying. Don't give up. Whatever you are struggling with in life, there's always a reason you should hang on — don't allow yourself to fall off track.

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Life will always present roadblocks and challenges. Remember: there is always a reason to keep trying, there will never come a time you have to give up.

After two years of this emotional torture at my work place, I decided to quit. So, I researched starting my own business.

And, after a year of consistently pushing, I landed my first client. Now, I have three clients, and I'm well on my way to having several more.

6. Networking

My networking skill is terrible, and I don't know how to improve it, but I do have a group of friends who are from my online class. 

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They're great people and we all share the same problems because we were all new to this at one point. We support each other and help each other with our work challenges.

Together, we're inspiring each other to make use of our time, enjoy our work, and get paid doing it!

7. Switching Jobs

If you're not happy in your work or the workplace isn't a good fit for you, don't be afraid to look for something new.

Switching Jobs

When it comes to work, you never know where the next opportunity will come from — and if you don't give it your all now, you might miss out completely.

Started searching for companies who would be willing to train and coach you

Find a company that is supportive of your ambition, showed you all the potential for advancement, and gave you a lot of time to figure out what you wanted to do and get ready for it. 


We all know that “It’s easy to talk about taking action and achieving goals, but sometimes it’s not so easy".

But unless you work to fix the problem, you may find yourself struggling with the same concerns for years to come.

Whether you’re dealing with an irate customer or a stressful situation at work, take a deep breath in and out to calm yourself down. 

The goal should be to take the time to tackle the issue, so that you can move on with your life and focus on what really matters.

It’s time to carve out some time to put at least one these tips into practice soon.

Also, which of the approaches are you most excited to try first? Let me know by leaving a quick comment below.

About the author 

Income Junctions

Business Idea & Investing for Solopreneur Income Junctions helps you to find ways to make money online, get inspiration and advice to starting a business on your own, and investing tips for solopreneur.

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