When we ask most of our friends what to do when we’re unhappy with something or someone, they always give out a quick: QUIT! But on most circumstances, it’s really not the right thing to do.
Usually, being unhappy is a result of a painful cause – whether it be with your love, life, work or family. Unhappiness is driven by strong emotions and like in any other circumstances, we must not make decisions when we are at the our highly-emotional phase.
Just like when we’re drunk, we tell things we do not mean. We make decisions we regret soon after. So like how you handle yourself when you’re drunk: sober up first. Let things pass. Have long naps, take deep breaths. This time helps you manage and organize your thoughts. When you’ve calmed down, you start hearing your rational self giving logic to your emotional rush.
Take this time to think and decide. Your premise is that you’re unhappy, but that’s not always the sole reason. Find the deeper roots of your unhappiness. Ask yourself questions: Why should I quit? Why should I leave? Why should we break up? What happens after? Would I be happier?
Stay or quit, it’s always up to you at the end of the day. Don’t rush. Sit, sleep, think and think again. Give youself, your work or your partner a chance by deciding at your most peaceful state.
Remember, you can’t undo life or unmake decisions.