How to love your job?

job 300x240 How to love your job?Getting a job is not that easy like before now since the competition has increased over the last few decades and what has become harder is to be satisfied with the current job you have in hand. With the economic conditions prevailing in the modern world at the moment it’s impossible to live without a job and money so everybody has to do a job to make money to survive. So having a job with a good pay and loving what you have to do and enjoying working has become the major concerns of any individual today.

Loving your job is not that simple. Sometimes with the work load and the enormous pressure you have at your workplace, you tend to dislike your job and eventually it turns to hatred. You may come up with issues such as little fulfillment, long hours and tight deadlines, conflicting demands on your time and loyalty, little balance between personal life and work commitments, strained relationships with the important people in your life, lack of any say at work, internal politics and a rigid company structure, bullying within the workplace, few promotional opportunities and many more. According to many business professionals and consultants, it is accepted that unless there is positive feelings towards the job you do, any employee wouldn’t give his maximum effort to that they do and any employer wouldn’t get the maximum possible work done at the organization. So it’s equally important for both the parties, the employees loving their jobs. And from the employee perspective, here are few tips to fall in love with what you do.

First and foremost what you should do is consider honestly whether you are on the right job doing what you are capable of. Even though you took that job because of the promising salary and other extra benefits, and it all looked perfect in the beginning; with time when you realize that is not the job for you, you tend to dislike it. Therefor what your first step has to do is do a reality check on your job, whether it’s actually for you or not. And if you decide that this is your dream job but still you dislike it, here’s what you got to do.

Get motivated to face the day

Have a change of attitude and think of how would you perform your work in a different manner before you enter your workplace each morning. Be optimistic about your day at work and get motivated about it all. And you can only do the best you can in each situation. Look beyond yourself and your work, and consider the bigger picture. Do some voluntary work to gain a broader outlook. Find a way to contribute to society in general.

You are more than your work and plan your time and create a to-do list

Do not have your identity too strongly tied to the job you do. In this list, include long term projects as well as the more imminent things that need doing. And prioritize your to-do list – do the most important things first. When performing any task, ask yourself – is this the best use of my time?

Concentrate on the task at hand

Stay in the moment. Be ruthless and take care of a task before it gets on a possible procrastination list.

Be clear about what’s expected of you

Clarify immediately, any time you are not sure or where you are faced with conflicting demands. The more clearly and upfront you are with your manager and the other people you work with, the better it will be for you in the long term.

Have regular breaks

Get away from your normal workplace even if only for five minutes. Try taking a break from the laptop, emails and do leave the mobile behind. Make sure that you do have that lunch break – it is not just for food but also for fresh air and a mental break. And have enough and more time to relax.

Make your workplace more pleasant

Contribute towards creating a pleasant work environment.

Switch off once you leave work

You are already at work a third of your time, so do not continue to keep it buzzing in your head during your supposed free time. Mentally say good bye to your work space the moment you leave for home.

A job to like

job 199x300 A job to likeThere is lot that is expected out of a job. First consideration is that of financial fulfilment  the basic reason for work which is also a motivator. Most employees apply for a post seeing the necessary skill sets and then the price tag added for the same. The reason they usually have is when they are setting out and slogging through the day why not earn the most that can be from the present market.

There are other very important factors which must be considered when applying. The company’s mission and philosophy which will be clearly laid down in internet websites. Specially if in a superior managerial post it is very important that these match for a better adjustability with the company. When there is a mismatch of ideals you feel frustrated and feel like looking elsewhere.

The work environment, which cannot be assessed before joining and working in physical form. When you have stiff deadlines, long work hours you need people you can get along with to give the company your best. Strained relationship with important people, bullying, and other inter personal problems often make you very unhappy. So how so you deal with problems at job? Here are some clues…

  • Try to get yourself motivated about the things that are positive and you like in the workplace. There surely will be some good factors. Let’s look at the half filled glass than the other empty half.
  • Try to avoid the people who you feel problematic. And keep a very formal and functional relationship with them.
  • Try to get engrossed in the work than feel disturbed. Start the day at work with what you enjoy the most. May be a hot cup of coffee in the canteen.
  • Concentrate on the project or task at hand. Keeping yourself occupied with something vital will distract you away from the unpleasant ends.
  • Sometimes it is hard to understand what is expected from a job. So take instructions clearly even written if that helps so that you can go back on it whenever in doubt. Clear instructions can lead you to perfection.
  • Sometimes delegating lessens the burden…if necessary do share your work wherever there is a possibility. Also positive exchange and interaction with juniors may help handle the project.
  • Learn to relax…there are challenges and work pressure in everyone’s life. You have to learn to chill in spite of the overburdening work. When you know you are organized and have a system in place no point worrying additionally about it.

Lastly when you leave work leave your worries of work there…have a pleasurable relaxed break at home and come back fresh next day.

Disposition Matters the Most

Disposition Matters the Most Disposition Matters the MostMany employees are unhappy with where they are now. Very seldom we will see people who are doing their job with a smile. Most if they are not complaining are planning to find a new job hoping to come across with something that would satisfy them. But where do we get satisfaction? What really makes one a happy employee? is it the position?, the salary?, co- workers?, company?…….

There’s this twin brothers who was separated by the circumstances. The first child went to a rich family while the other happened to be adopted by a poor family. As expected the one who went to the rich family had almost everything served in front of him while the other has to toil before he eats even at an early age of five. He must beg for food or a little money to buy something to eat.

When they grew up, fate brought them to the same company, the rich boy became the president while the poor boy turned to be the janitor. Many employees noticed that the two are almost identical but possesses opposite behavior. The first one is always infuriated, while the second is cheerful.  One of the department head curiously asked the janitor: “Why are you always happy?” the janitor politely answered:  “I know that I am poor but I don’t like to live a miserable life.”

Nothing in this world could make somebody happy if he chooses not to be. The smile in the face doesn’t mean life is perfect, it can mean that they choose to be happy. Your environment can be transformed in whatever scenario you wished to be depending on your outlook in life.

A person that has a “Happy Spirit” doesn’t easily get tired, doesn’t easily get bored, doesn’t easily gets fed up,  and is always disposed to do good. We’ve been created to have peace with others, don’t let yourself fall in things that could remove the beauty of your heart.

Smile, it doesn’t cost you much, but it can save your job.

Response; Determiner of One’s Values

1233 Response; Determiner of One’s ValuesI feel like un-respected, un-appreciated, under compensated insulted……..

This can go on and on to a long list.  What is your reason of leaving your current job? The system? Your co-worker? Politics within the employees? Conflicts among the workforce?

Whatever reason you have for leaving your company if it involves attitude and behaviour issues, whether yours or other people, something must be checked. Hold your decision, pause for a while and try to retrospect.

More often than not, in whatever circumstances that we feel offended, the first thing that needs to be managed is ourselves.  Offenders are all around, politics is a norm, back fighting or backstabbing is typical and conflicts are part of life. But the key in all of these is the way you react in these things they call “NORMAL”. Your response will determine your attitude and your values.  If that is the center of the argument then leaving might not be the solution. Besides, the same scenario may possibly be present in the next job you will be in, so it is better to fix the conflict now, and then decide to leave or stay after everything is delt accordingly.

Imagine two people with one rope both ends tied on their respective neck. However one may strive to move forward if the other doesn’t want to walk, it will go nowhere without the other. The more they go on separate sides, the more they entangled themselves. As they walk apart, the more the rope becomes tighter. But if they try to walk closer towards each other, they will be able to free themselves from the rope.

This illustration shows how conflicts can be resolved in the easiest way possible. Only through proper discussion or deliberation, or even a simple talk will do.

The moment you feel like leaving your current job, stop whatever you are doing, go to a quiet place and think; analyze the situation properly.  Leaving or moving out may not be the solution for now; there might be something that needs to be fixed first.  Check your attitude.

How to survive and thrive your hated job?

34 300x198 How to survive and thrive your hated job?Are you depressed because you hate your job? Coping with a job you hate can be challenging at best. Whether the hours are terrible, the pay is awful, the coworkers are wretched, or the boss is horrid, hated jobs are very much a thing of the present. I think maybe less than one percent of all people are in a job that they enjoy, and get paid very well for it.

The obvious solutions to the problem is  leave if it is making your life miserable, and reducing your productivity, or else you’ll probably end up getting fired anyway. But before making a step that would eventually affect your financial status you have to figure out exactly what you hate most about it, and if there’s anything you can do to make it better.

Know why your still there. Remember the process that led up to your current situation. The job search, the interviews, your conversations with others about the job. Reminiscing your way up to where you are right now will remind you that you are more than your job. You took it for a good reason. If that reason isn’t so good anymore, well, then it’s time to reevaluate. But you can do that, because you are more than the job.

Nothing is permanent in this world. It’s easy to think that things won’t ever change. But that’s just not true. The average worker no longer has just one career. The average number of careers a worker can expect to have in a lifetime is five and growing. Changing your job every few years has become common practice, so remember that change is the constant thing in this world.

Release your stress form work. There are ways to vent your stress or emotions on the job by taking up other hobbies or recreation. Releasing stress is crucial to keeping your cool at work and maintaining good physical and psychological health. Look for an avocation that would supply what’s missing in your work life. Get out there and do something positive or physical.

Be a better worker inside the office. Do everything you can to enhance your skills. Take advantage of training programs, if your company offers them. You can use these additional skills in your next job and these are positive traits that would add to your advantage in the near future.

A bad job can seem like the end o f the world. The key to surviving it is to have vision beyond the troubles of today. You don’t need to figure out a way to love the job you hate, and you don’t need to fix all of the problems at work. All you need to do is understand the situation and little adjustments to it.  Whether you like it or not you have to deal with it. However, look through it in an optimistic way. Soon you’ll realize that it was really destined to be that way.

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