It often happens that work, once loved and desired, has become a burden, has begun to annoy, cause complete indifference or even hostility. Correcting the situation is possible and even necessary – find reasons to love your job.
Why we don’t love our job
The most common reason that work begins to cause discomfort is considered to be low wages. Thoughts that you have to spend most of your life on earning money, which is enough for the bare minimum (moreover, it is different for each person), gradually “dissolve” the pleasure from work that you initially experienced.
For the previous reason, the second one “flows” smoothly – the work takes a lot of time and nerves. It is difficult to enjoy work if you simply have no time to do things you love (family, children, etc.).
One of the reasons why you don’t like your job is the lack of prospects for career advancement. A person who has certain goals in life does not stop there but moves forward. If the work does not imply prospects, then interest in it gradually fades away.
Work begins to repel if a tense atmosphere has formed in the team. There may be several reasons for this – inept leadership, people of different ages and aspirations, the ongoing personnel policy, etc. Dissatisfaction with the boss also often causes a desire to choose a job in another organization (field).
Why do you need to love your job when you can just change it?
The easiest way is to write a letter of resignation and leave the hateful place. There is always a job if you are a high-level specialist, unique in its kind, have a great experience, or have special knowledge.
Often the old work is better. After all, you will have to spend money on looking for a new place – this is time, going to interviews, sending out resumes, etc. The job may not be so great – far from home, inconvenient to get to, you will have to get used to another team, adapt to job duties, etc.
Before you change jobs, you should assess your chances for effective and quick adaptation – this is always stress, which will certainly affect the quality of work. So isn’t it easier to try to love your job where you are now? After all, you know all the subtleties and nuances, you know what to expect from people and management, and you are confident in the number of earnings.
Before that, it is useful to create an ideal image – what should be your work, schedule, pay, and other details. Along the way, you will be able to deal in detail with what does not suit you now, and find out why you want to work elsewhere.
How to love your job
The first step is to compare the job with similar professions. An analysis of companies with a similar field of activity, specialists of your level, and employees of completely different fields are suitable. Perhaps even in your department, some employees work much worse (lower pay, harder, etc.) than you do.
Try to establish contact with colleagues – if others become interesting to you, then there will be an incentive to go to work. Start small – smile, be friendly, show small signs of attention, and keep up conversations. Let your colleagues know that you are willing to make contact and that you are a kind and attentive interlocutor.
A little flirting at work can be very helpful. Make good acquaintances, and ideally find a friend – you can love a job because there is at least one person who understands and supports you.
Reward yourself for every achievement – a job well done should be recognized. The incentive can be anything from a new handbag to going to the cinema on the weekend.
It will be easier to deal with the problem if you properly organize the space around the workplace. An indoor flower on the windowsill, a photo of the family and a favorite mug on the table, a list of life-affirming phrases on the wall – the atmosphere will no longer be boring, as little things pleasant to the heart will delight the eye every day.
Come up with new ways to solve old problems – develop a new reporting form, think over new negotiating tactics, and come up with proposals for the rationalization of labor.
It will be easier to fall in love with work if you dilute the routine with creativity. To enjoy the work, you should at least give a hint to the management about what specifically does not suit you. Perhaps, for courage and an innovative approach, you will also be promoted by increasing wages.
Constantly learn new things – work will stimulate you, enrich you with knowledge, and give you invaluable experience. Boost your sense of self-worth by taking continuing education courses. You will begin to feel more educated, realize your potential, and set new goals. Self-learning eliminates the constant thought that work is a waste of time.
Discuss the current situation with colleagues at work – maybe some of them are also tired of routine work, so people are not averse to uniting. Enjoy the work that.
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