What if the job you thought you would love and enjoy more turns out to be a struggle and hell? Maybe, you are just trying to get along as you know that you need to work, though this wasn’t the ideal. You might be having the ideas of jumping to some other job or place, but what if that too happens to be the same as this? So, we suggest you work on making the same job and place, to make it a better place for you.
Well, for that you need to have a determination to renew it. As you’re already reading this, it shows that your first step towards making your workplace better is already taken!!
Here are a few things that you need to focus on to make yourself fall in love with your job
Why this Step?
Firstly, remind yourself of the reason why you took this job in the first place. What was your idea back then and what made you take this decision? Try to fill up your mind with positivity and encourage yourself towards your goal.
Make that List
Make a list of things on what you like the job about and what you don’t like. Now, write a few steps on what needs to be done to improve those you don’t like. Take some time for this and step away from biases. Think if there are some other ways to work on them and list them too. Find a simple and easily approachable way.
For instance, that probing micro-management system could be really bothering as you are unable to focus on what you are doing as you need to give continuous feedback. Take out some example instances that prove this and find your boss in a cool mood to grab a personal moment to explain the things. In some companies, the HR manager can be an efficient person in solving them. Step according to that ease.
De-clutter the Desk
The place where we work affects the way we think. It should be clean, tidy and inspirable. If your desk is having all the files, papers and other materials scattered, this could eventually disturb your mood and affect your concentration while working. Clean it up. Put all those necessary files in a drawer and those unnecessary things in the trash can. Sorting the things up could prepare you to sort your work too.
In the same way, put your desktop clean. Sort all those files scattered on the desktop into different folders and keep it simple and clean with a minimum number of icons. Change the wallpaper to a serene one if it finds fresh and inspiring.
It is commonly found people whining about their job or boss. Please stop being a victim and do something about it. Address to the concerned person. Be it an issue in the work or maybe in the work environment.
For example, your desk being near to that entrance or washroom could be distracting. Don’t be silent. Speak to the concerned official like your supervisor or the HR manager about shifting to somewhere else.
Make a Gratitude List
If your company is offering salaries and incentives on time without fail and if your company is providing a stimulating work environment and giving you continuous challenges to grow, enhancing the opportunities to learn something, be thankful. Prepare a list of things that you should show gratitude for. This makes you think about the positive aspects of your company and the work environment.
Any employee should have some short-term and long-term goals towards his career in the company. Set your goals to be realistic. If you can finish off a work in a span of 30 days, then announce some 35 days as your target time. But try to finish it in 28 days. This gives you immense pleasure in finishing the work on time and you could also work stress-free.
If your company expects you to work more and sets some unrealistic expectations on the output with a short time span, make sure you speak with your supervisor to make yourself clear on how unrealistic those targets are. Clearly, state how the effectiveness of the output would be decreased. Then, sit and work with your supervisor to set realistic goals.
If you’re overwhelmed with your work, never hesitate to discuss with your superior and seek some help from your colleagues. See if your work can be delegated and schedule tasks so that your workload is more balanced
Plan a Leap
Try to look out for new advances in your designation. Plan to write an internal exam or join a course so that you can step ahead in your career. Add worth to what you bring to the job. This would obviously increase your employer’s respect for you.
Dream Vs Reality
In case you are having some dream job in your mind, give a description of it. Note down the significant points and compare them with your current one to understand how many are already there. See if how many of the others can also be implemented. If you feel that there is a scope of implementing one or two ideas of your ideal company, suggest them to your supervisor or HR. If your dream job entails more responsibilities that you’re not qualified yet, work on that.
If your work feels frustrated or boring, give it a fresh feel. Before starting your day at work, take 5mins and take a deep breath. Imagine a nice scenic place with all those fresh flowers and their sweet scent and those waters flowing beside. Imagine yourself being there and fill that feeling in your heart. This elevates your mood to work.
If you feel tired of doing some boring things at work, you may volunteer to help someone. Try to know other things and increase the scope of your work. Raise your hands for new assignments and accept more responsibilities and make your work challenging and get yourself engaged.
In case you feel that work at your workplace is killing away your time and keeping you unproductive, take permission to work from home. Change your place of work and give yourself a break from the routine. Work from home or your garden with no boss hovering over you. This lets you finish your task in a better way.
Mingle with your colleagues and find joy around the edges. Try to form a musical /extra circular activity/sports group and spend some extra time on improving your other skills. Having some time for emotional wellbeing is very important for any person.
Expand your network
Get to know other people in your office, meet the people from other departments. You will see how many others are also facing the same issues in your company. Interact with them to know how they are dealing with those issues and see if those tips could be useful for you.
Kick the stress with a Thai massage. If your health insurance covers or your office’s employee health policies offer some massage, acupuncture or gym memberships, go ahead and avail them. There might be benefits that you are not aware of. Use them and feel good.
Stay in Present
To keep yourself from getting cornered or centered in your office, be mindful of your work. Keep focused and be away from social media during your work hours to be an efficient employee. Before expecting something in return from the office, you should give your cent percent performance, right? Hence be focused and turn off all your distractions.
Last, but not least. Laugh more and be happy all the while. Take compliments and give generously to your colleagues. Let not that smile on your face fade away. Be confident and maintain a positive attitude.
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