Do you hate your job? Is it hard to work up any enthusiasm for getting out of bed and starting your day? Have you lost your spark of enthusiasm for your job? Has it all become a daily “grind?”
If this sounds like you, then listen up. You don’t have to keep going through the days of the week just waiting for the weekend to come in order to enjoy your life. You need to bring back some of the original joy and job satisfaction. How? First, take a few minutes to:
Decide what’s wrong with your job
Don’t immediately shout out, “everything.” Try to detach from the emotional response and look carefully at the things you don’t like about your work.
1. Look at your co-workers; are they part of your disgruntled state?
2. Has there been a shift in your job duties?
3. Have you grown bored?
4. Does the work no longer suit your lifestyle?
5. Do you have to commute too far?
6. Are you paid sufficiently for your efforts?
Decide what’s right with your job
And again, don’t yell out, “nothing.” You took the job for a reason, and even if was only to pay the bills; it’s still a valid reason.
Again, detach from the emotions and look seriously at the good things about your job. Make a list and remember to consider:
1. Your friends and coworkers
2. Your job duties
3. Your job satisfaction
4. Your promotional path
5. Your paycheck
Now take a look at both lists and realistically decide which might be open to change and which are beyond your control.There is another element here that needs your consideration. Your attitude and thoughts toward the situation you are in. No matter if your chose to make a change in your employment or if you choose to stay, you can affect your daily life through your attitude.
It was Norman Vincent Peale who said, “Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.” And here’s how:
1. Decide to have a good day before you go to sleep the night before.
2. Upon waking, choose to enjoy your day.
4. Find something to be happy about, to think about, when things get tough.
5. When there is conflict, choose to look for a resolution rather than getting angry.
6. Choose to find a better job or to find a way to enjoy your current job.
7. Take concrete action toward creating your new future.
8. Be resolute in your wish to create change
The important thing to keep in mind is you can work to change your work life – even if you work at it just a little each day. You always have the power to change the path you’re headed down.
Do you choose that what is or do you choose to create that what you want? It’s up to you.