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.