We all have different motivations for working. We may work for personal fulfillment, to engage with others or the most common reason, we need the money to pay our mortgages and support ourselves and our family.
You are very fortunate if you genuinely love your job, but it’s important to at least like it.
Try these 10 tips to ensure you maximise your chances of feeling the love!
Accentuate the positive
List the things you like about your job. It may not be as bad as you think. We all have tasks we dislike doing, even in the ideal job.
Remember to stop
Make sure you take breaks. Is working through your break time really effective in completing your work? You may also be unaware that you resent missing out when others go out the door at noon.
Let it go
Sometimes it’s easy for one rude customer or colleague to ruin your day. Block it out and move on. Concentrate on the good things that have happened that day.
Change it up
Find new ways of doing things. It will make things less tedious and may create efficiencies.
Take time out to think about the contribution you make for the organisation to obtain more personal satisfaction.
Make it personal
Make sure your workspace makes you happy. Ensure you have artwork, personal photos and even fresh flowers. Working from your car? Make sure you play your favourite music.
Expand your horizons
Pursue continuing education or professional development programs offered by your employer or sign up for part time courses.
Be in the know
Keep up to date in your field by reading trade publications and signing up for relevant eNewsletters
Do your best
Doing your job well leads to personal satisfaction, no matter what the job.
Ignore the noise
Don’t listen or engage in office gossip. You don’t need the drama.
Remember it’s not always possible to love your job, but if you don’t like it, it may have impacts on your health and even your personal relationships.
If you have tried everything and it’s just not working for you, it might be time to move on to a new role.
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