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Unhappy at work? Here are 5 things that might improve your job satisfaction

Published on:20 November 2020, 15:08pm IST
Job satisfaction is very important for our mental health. If you’ve been unhappy with your job, try doing these things to enhance job contentment.
Shreya Gupta
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These tips might help you find more satisfaction at your job. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Job satisfaction is an extremely important part of our lives. It takes us a step closer to success, makes us feel like we’re fulfilling our ambitions and provides financial stability. But, most of all, job satisfaction can improve our mental health. When you are not satisfied with what you are doing professionally, your mental health ends up suffering.

We already live in a very competitive world and the economic crisis caused by the ongoing pandemic has exacerbated the situation. You might not want to or even be able to switch jobs during this time. So, where do you go from here?

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First, you need to tell yourself that things will change. However, it is the second step that is even more important. Instead of letting your job affect your mental health, try doing these 5 things to find peace and satisfaction in what you’re doing currently:

1. Make friends at your workplace

Having a few friends for support and to share your day with can have a significant impact on how you look at things. Developing a bond also enhances your workplace happiness.

Find some positive people who share the same kind of goals and understand the work struggles. This will create a more positive environment and will naturally make you feel more satisfied with your job.

Socialising with your coworkers is a good idea! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
2. Try finding a new hobby

You need to understand that you are not what your job is. Finding something to apart from your job can increase job satisfaction levels. A hobby can benefit your overall happiness and purpose. If you are unable to find happiness in your job, try finding fulfilment in an activity you’ve always wanted to pursue. This will help in improving the quality of your overall life and health.

Moreover, you can also try to find which aspect of your job you like the most and focus on it to keep yourself happy while not compromising on productivity.

3. Eat your lunch right

What you eat impacts how you feel. Eating right and healthy every day can keep you healthy, active, and more productive at work which will enhance the feeling of contentment.

4. Overcome the habit of procrastination

Procrastination is a downward spiral that has no end to its fall. Once you are in there, your productivity and motivation go downhill. This has a negative impact on your work satisfaction.

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Umpteen distractions at work? Learn how to stop procrastinating nonetheless. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
5. Set small goals every day

Set small goals every day and try to meet them on a daily basis. This will give you a feeling and a purpose to look forward to your job the next day. In addition, it will contribute to boosting your self-esteem.

We know that the situation is not ideal right now but till the job market becomes more conducive to your ambitions, make an effort to feel satisfied with what you’re doing.

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Shreya Gupta Shreya Gupta

Finding nirvana in good food, Shreya also loves reading books and is a die-hard Potterhead. Confident and motivated she's fun to be with. Plus food. Always.