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We all have both good and bad days at work, but if you’re someone who feels particularly bogged down frequently, then there could be several reasons. Maybe your work environment is not the most conducive or you’ve lost the motivation to do anything. It could also be that you are burnt out, and in that case, it is recommended you take a break because working non-stop can only add to your mental burden.
Whatever the reason for your discontent may be, you can’t deny that it puts a dent in your productivity. It is so important to find happiness at work because it helps you come on top of your situation and perform to your best capacity.
We bring you these 5 tips that will help you reduce the discontent you feel at work and develop positive feelings about it:
For some people, a good career entails being able to utilise their skills. Others may prefer something that is more fulfilling. No one has a good day every day. Even if you like your job, some days could be more tedious than others. But, you’ll be happier if your job is in tune with your interests. So, make sure of that when you’re accepting a job offer.
There are many people who are not exactly passionate about their careers but believe a job is what helps them lead a good life. If you belong to this category, then make sure you find something that gives you time outside of work. You may not love your job, but if it allows you to pursue your interests outside of it, then you’re more likely to be happy at work!
This is a big cause of stress and unhappiness among employees today because they are unable to keep up with their commitments. They promise to do a lot more than is possible and then spend time stressing about how to deal with the consequences of not living up to the expectations. It is absolutely fine to say ‘no’ if you do not have the time or energy for a certain task. Furthermore, if you think you always have too much on your plate, speak to your boss and try to reasons out how to reach a manageable workload.
If you participate in a toxic work environment, it’s going to increase your unhappiness and stress levels, even if you enjoy your job. That means it is important for you to avoid negative conversations, gossip and people who you consider to be toxic.
You might have a positive outlook in life, but if you are around someone who constantly speaks about negative things, then you are likely to get affected, even if you don’t realise it.
Last but not the least, a good social circle makes all the difference. In the book, “First, Break All The Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently,” one of the key questions that authors Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman asked was, “Do you have a best friend at work?” Those who did have great friends were more likely to be happy and motivated at work.
You’re the only one who can decide how you feel about work! Take active steps to build a career that makes you happy.