Have you ever been given that advice?
That you should try to ‘care’ a bit less about your job.
The advice seems sensible … but feels a bit off.
Here’s my argument for ignoring it.
The advice is well intentioned.
It’s usually given by someone who sees that you’re feeling stressed or anxious.
They want you to feel better.
And to be clear, they’re not wrong.
If you convince yourself that you don’t care about your job, that WILL mean that situations at work impact you less. Because you’re telling your brain that you don’t care about the consequences. It sees less danger, so offers less anxiety.
BUT … the advice feels off, because the truth is, you DO care about your job.
And if you convince yourself that you don’t, it will have other repercussions.
You might feel less stressed, but you’ll also feel less enthusiastic, ambitious, curious, committed, determined, excited etc. etc.
All the emotions that feel good and have driven your success.
My advice is to keep caring about your job.
There are other thoughts and strategies we can use to reduce your stress.
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In the meantime, don’t let go of the one belief that got you this far.