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Best advice on escaping to a job that’s better for my mental health ? Would love to hear some actual tips and success stories !

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Went from working 60 hours and traveling sun-thurs to a regular 9-5. Ive always set boundaries for myself, when I went into consulting I told myself “I know this job will be challenging. I’m gonna do my best and try to have some fun, but If it affects my physical health, mental health, or family, I’m going to leave.” 2 years into it a GOOD consulting career, I could tell my mental and physical health were slowly going downhill. Made up my mind to look for other jobs immediately, didn’t really care about the $ or industry. I had fun in consulting, learned a lot, and got to experience things I never would have anywhere else. But I knew I needed to put my health first. I work 40 hour max now and it’s giving me more time for everything else in my life. Worth it.

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