We spend a large portion of our lives at work, so if we’re unhappy at work, we often feel unhappy in life. Even if you aren’t in your dream position, there are ways of making the working week more bearable.
So, if you’re struggling to find joy at work, try the following tips:
Make an effort
We’re talking about making an effort with everyone. Offering a sense of respect to everyone you meet at work can help to transform your workplace. When people feel valued, they feel happier and more willing to collaborate – so don’t leave this responsibility to those in charge, you can do your part too.
Liking the people you work with can make even the most mundane job bearable. Take the time to connect with co-workers on a personal as well as professional level.
Don’t get involved with negativity
In most working environments there is negativity to be found. Whether it’s a group of employees complaining about the company, or people bitching about each other – this negativity can have a huge impact. Try to avoid such discussions and confront co-workers with the idea of finding a solution to their problems rather than complaining about them.
Leave the office on your lunch break
Getting outside will not only give you some space from work issues, getting fresh air and a healthy dose of vitamin D will do wonders for your mood. Aim to leave the office every lunch break, even if you only go for a stroll around the building.
Be proud of your achievements
Even if you don’t receive positive feedback from superiors, be sure to keep track of your achievements. Try not to rely on others to remind you of your worth – look to yourself instead. Keeping note of everything you’ve achieved will not only boost your confidence, it will prove useful evidence when going for that promotion/pay rise.
Try to inject a little fun and camaraderie into the office. Go out for team lunches or organise a company fun-run to help bring people together. Having a sense of fun in the office will help to ease stress and make working life that much more enjoyable.
Still struggling to enjoy work? You may need to consider a career change. Find out how a life coach could help on our career coaching page.
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