June 2, 2019

Making Your Work Seem Less Like a Burdon

We sometimes lose the spark we once had on our first week of work. Sometimes it’s just easier to say we lost the motivation we once had while working rather than acknowledging the idea that we lost the purpose of our job.

There are a few things you and anyone can do to rediscover your purpose in your job regardless of your position, salary, and profession.

Don’t take work for granted. With an increase in job demands but so little jobs to offer, we sometimes forget how lucky we are to have to work for money. We sometimes don’t know the worth of the things we have until they are taken away from us and our jobs are one of those things we don’t realize are vital.

Remember why you work. It is very rare to find someone who is working for the sake of working with no ties attached to their monthly income. Most of us work to provide rent, food, and pay bills. Others work to invest in their children, and if they have no kids, then they most likely support their parents. Individuals with no familiar ties often support organizations they believe in or even have some friends back.

When you are having a bad day and your tasks are just horrendous, remember who you are working for. Remember all the reasons why you chose to support your kids, parents, organization, yourself, and try to keep those reason at the front of your mind. This will help you gain more purpose in your work, even when you are having. One of the worst days.

Invest in positive relationships. The people we work with is sometimes as important as what we work. Both happiness and financial success have tied the warmth of ones relationships said Psychologist Martin Seligman.

Take the time to get to know a new colleague each day. Getting closer and making connections in your workplace will reinforce more happiness upon you and your colleagues. Try planning an event or outing to get to know your peers under a different light from the workplace. This will allow a two-way-flow of motivation and empowerment.

Turn your dreams into reality. We all have dreams and some of just stop there. Others work hard to make their dreams come true. There are a few things you can do that can help you attained your dreams more efficiently. Keep in mind that this means you will have to work harder than ever, all to meet a goal you have yet to reach what you want to do, so work happily on the long run

Setting measurable goals that lead up to the big prize is one way to measure how you are moving towards your dream. It is always better to look at the bigger scale of things rather than fixating on that one thing.

Have the right attitude. Being happy and successful in your work is co-dependent to having a good attitude. Many of us are born with great attitudes, just like many of us are pessimists in our nature with plenty of negative attitudes.

Working on flourishing your attitude is feasible with practice and mindfulness. Developing good interpersonal skills can boost your happiness as well as that of your colleagues. To do so you could adopt certain tactics such as always finding something nice to say, showing interest in your colleagues, being respectful towards everyone, being helpful, and lastly, being cheery and positive. Being cheery is one of those things that are highly mirrored in an environment.

Jade N. Kfoury

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