Everyone I have met has something negative to say about their jobs, even those whose jobs come with perks like annual Hawaii Vacations, Range Rover sport 2015, free house and the rest of it.
If Your job does not entail you Killing or stealing from people then I see no reason why you shouldn’t try to enjoy it.
Here are some steps to enjoying your job;
1. SET YOUR INTENTION
Think about the day ahead, and ask yourself: What’s my aim? What’s my attitude? Acknowledging that you’re grumpy or tired allows you to see how those things may affect you and remind you of what really matters.
This is a great way to start the day, jobs can be draining, so set an intention to appreciate the journey, stay positive. It is very useful to write down intentions on a sticky note and you’ll keep the promises you made over breakfast top-of-mind, even when a customer goes HAM or tech wreaks havoc.
2. IMAGINE YOUR BEST YOU
Envision your most important task of the day — a meeting, a project that’s due — and picture yourself completing and crushing that thing. Notice what you’re saying and doing that leads to success.
This exercise helped calm my anxiety before an interview. I was really nervous, but I felt more positive after I pictured everything going smoothly. Visualizing the potential outcome — being offered a job and not being broke — also helped.
3. PROTECT YOUR THINKING TIME
Studies show that even small distractions can make it harder to concentrate. Set aside uninterrupted time to work on your most complex task. Group similar activities together — one hour for calls, another to do expenses — and complete each thing before starting the next.
If you have little wiggle room, focus on minimizing distractions. Download the StayFocusd Chrome extension to limit time on sites like Facebook, shut off your phone, or set an alarm for just 15 minutes. Hold firm until time’s up!
4. FAKE A GOOD MOOD
Smiling is the new power pose: Research suggests that breathing slowly and smiling can trick your brain into a better mood … no matter how silly it feels.