Coding is awesome until you hit the state of not only quitting the company you’re working for, but dropping the programming world as well. It’s one thing to resign from a company, or if you’re a freelance programmer, dropping a client and it’s also one thing to quit being a programmer per se. Don’t be afraid about people criticizing you for your decision but also, don’t shut your ears from people who give you sound advice.
As you’re reading this article, you may have that dilemma whether you should continue being a programmer or not. If you’re having second thoughts about the path you’ve chosen, here are some signs to help you decide.
- You are Constantly Sick
One of the common sickness people get when they’re stuck in a job they don’t like is headaches. These headaches could run on for days, weeks, and months. Perhaps you’re taking aspirins every day ignoring the fact that there’s a deeper problem for this migraines. In addition, you detriment your mental health so much that it takes toll on your physical health.
- You get Sunday Blues
Do you feel cranky every Sunday family lunch? These Sunday Blues may be common for people in general, but if it becomes worse like hurting your wife and kids or getting unnecessarily drunk escaping the reality that you have to go to work the next day may be a sign that you are in the wrong path. You have done everything you can to improve your mindset but Sunday afternoons make you upset to a point where you become destructive to yourself and others.
- You Quit Learning Intentionally
If you really are interested in your calling as a programmer, you know that you should never stop learning as a career in technology is fast-paced. However, when you have lost all motivation for growing in your career no matter how many tactics you’ve tried, maybe it’s time to consider pursuing a different calling where you can grow.
- You are Highly Interested in another Job
Now, this is one obvious sign that you do not want the field that you are in right now. Yes, being a programmer is cool, but if that’s the only thing that’s making you stay even if you don’t want it is harmful to your career. Perhaps, you still want to work in the technology field but not as a programmer, there are countless jobs there for you including project management, UI/UX designer, or a data analyst.
Being a programmer is awesome and there are endless opportunities out there for you if you know where to look. Before you make any rash decisions, make sure to talk it out with your partner or a mentor first. However, the decision is always yours, give yourself enough time to consider things objectively.