As we all know, work isn’t somewhere that people generally enjoy going to but it shouldn’t be somewhere that we completely hate being at. Your work is a huge part of life so if you don’t enjoy going there, then you’re not going to be happy in any other aspect of your life. Did you know that about a third of your life is spent working!
- Try not to stress!
Worrying about a situation isn’t going to make it any easier, even if you are under a lot of pressure it’s best to try and keep a cool head. You will also be a lot more constructive with your time if you’re not thinking about other things. If you’re feeling bogged down with work, make a list of priorities so that you don’t miss anything important.
- Help your colleagues
Even if it takes a bit of your time up, it will always give you a good feeling when you help out a colleague in need. This will help you build healthy work relationships which will help make your work environment more enjoyable.
- Take a break
Taking regular breaks at work is very important for your physical and mental health and it also helps to keep your mind focused on your work. It is almost impossible to concentrate for extended periods of time and attempting to do this will result in you wearing yourself out. Get some fresh air and go out for lunch breaks with some of your colleagues, if you know the people that you work with then you are more likely to enjoy their company.
- Stay active
Staying active can also help you enjoy your work life more, even if this is just getting off the bus a few stops before your stop and walking the rest of the way. It is proven that exercise releases endorphins which are your body’s natural feel good chemicals. This naturally boosts your mood and makes you feel more positive on a day to day basis.
- Focus on your achievements
It is very easy to be hard on yourself in a work environment; this will dramatically affect your motivation. But if you focus on all of your achievements, whatever they may be, you will soon be able to revive your passion for your work.
Or maybe you’re not happy in your chosen career path? One thing to remember is ‘The grass often looks greener on the other side’ when often it isn’t… If you are thinking of changing your career path you might want to consider the following:
Changing your career
- Why do you want to change?
- What are your interests?
- What are your values?
- What kind of work would you like to do?
- What are your skills and capabilities?
- Are you prepared to start from the bottom again?
- Will you need finances?
- Will you regret it if you don’t?
You must find what you love about work and use that as a key to your work life’s happiness. As Confucius said, “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” If you enjoy being creative, then a role in accounting probably isn’t going to satisfy you. If you really aren’t enjoying your job you need to figure out why before you do anything drastic. Changing your career path is a big step, be sure that you aren’t just unhappy with the company that you are currently working for.