The truth is, most of us have to work to make a livelihood. However, not many people land jobs that they are passionate about. Doing a job that you despise can be really frustrating. Since there is no telling just how much longer you will be in that job, it is worth the effort to make things more bearable and maybe even enjoyable. Here are four tips that could make that work you despise something that you’re happy to do and look forward to.
Change your attitude
Your attitude towards your job is what will determine how tolerable it will be. A positive and grateful attitude can easily turn around the feelings of frustration and dislike towards your job into something to smile about. Focus on all the positive aspects of your job. You can extend your view past the workplace. Start appreciating things like being able to pay your bills and having enough food because of your job.
Every day as you wake up to prepare for work; consciously declare the goodness of your job and your gratitude for having it. Although your words will probably not match your feelings at the beginning, with time you will feel happier about your job.
It is most likely that the things that irk you about your job are the same things your colleagues complain about. A solution would therefore be most welcome. You can take the initiative and come up with ways to fix or improve some of the issues.
If you have ideas that could make a positive change, it would be worth it to present them to your boss. Not only could this make things better for the workplace overall, but it will give you a sense of accomplishment. If you present your ideas in a respectful manner, your initiative attitude may just be noticed and it could land you a reward. As such, you will be happier and more excited about your job.
Do something you love at work or outside work
Work can easily consume you; it is much worse if you dislike what you do. It is important to do what you enjoy or love regularly as a way of letting off the steam. If you’re lucky enough, you could incorporate your passion into your projects. Find what you’re passionate about and apply it in your work routine.
You can also take some time before or after work to work on or develop your passion. Have focus on a long-term goal so that you do not feel trapped by your current job. As you work towards the long-term, the current will not be more tolerable.
Avoid negative company
Complaining will not make things better, the same way; negative co-workers will not make your job more tolerant. Avoid people who constantly complain how much they hate their work or the work place. They will give you more reason to hate your job. Avoid negative or pointless criticism and constant complaining.
Instead, you can team up with people who seem dedicated and willing to talk about other things rather than constantly complaining. It is a good break from work. You could focus on topics that bring you happiness. This will make you view your work in a different light as you will get to experience some happy moments despite the frustrations.
What we do not like we change, it is therefore important that you start looking into other job possibilities that you’re truly interested in. There are no impossibilities and your positivity and happiness might just lead you that will make you truly happy.