Everyone is always talking about how important work/life balance is, and of course that's very true. But the thing is, even if you're making a concerted effort to leave work at work and reclaim your personal time for yourself and your loved ones, it is H-A-R-D to not let work bullshit get to you. Why? Because you spend nearly ALL of your time there. There are people who can just show up and leave and not think or care or bitch about anything work-related until 9AM the next morning, but most of us CANNOT do that.
And because we can't do that, it's easy to get down on your situation. You're unhappy, you want a change, you're not getting paid what you deserve—whatever it is. It's easy to get into that hole and stay there.
That's why it's so important to remind yourself that you live in America and because of that, you can literally do WHATEVER you want to do. Literally, anything. You want to learn about beer? Go learn about beer. You want to quit your job and work at a Barnes & Noble for a few months while you figure it out? You can do that too. THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER. Get this The World is Your Oyster Framed Print ($68, Katie Kime) and put it in a prominent place in your home. It'll serve a good reminder. Also, eating oysters is never a bad idea. Let's go get some oysters. I know a place.