Fast Company asked Eli Howayeck, the founder and CEO of Crafted Career Concepts, for the signs that you’re in a career rut.

If you’re feeling bored, a lack of motivation and just plain tired you might be in a career rut. Fear not. There are steps you can take to make your day to day better whether it’s small changes or a new job altogether. First, you have to know the signs.

From Lisa Evan’s Article: 

“When you’re in a rut, you engage in self-sabotaging behaviors to protect yourself, and tend to avoid dealing with your lack of fulfillment,” says career consultant Eli Howayeck, founder and CEO of Crafted Career Concepts in Milwaukee.

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“As much as you may think you’re faking your engagement well, inevitably someone on your team, or a manager, will ask, “Are you okay?” “You can’t get away with acting different from the way you feel for very long,” says Howayeck.”

For more advice on how to know when it’s time to go – check out Lisa Evan’s article on Fast Company here.