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Learn to love your job

Be honest: do you enjoy what you do? If not, then it’s time to learn how to fall in love with your job all over again

Do you enjoy your job? Be honest! If not, then perhaps it’s time to learn how to fall in love with your job all over again.

To be happy in your workplace, you don’t necessarily have to change what you’re doing, but rather just how you do it.

  

1. Stay positive

There’s nothing more draining than negativity, and the worst part is that you could be spending your energy on something more positive and productive. Steer clear of situations and people at work that negatively influence your mood or find a way to deal with them.

 

2. Be grateful

Spare a thought for the hundreds of unemployed people in this country. Constantly remind yourself of things at work that you can be grateful for, even if it’s just a colleague who offers to buy you lunch every now and again.

 

3. Try something new

If your company is starting a new project, volunteer to help or participate. There’s nothing like a new challenge to bring out the best in you (and your job!). Not only will you acquire new skills, but you’ll also meet and interact with new people.

 

4. Be spontaneous

Do something fun every day, even if it’s just eating ice cream for lunch. Hold on to that feeling – it’ll carry you through the day.

 

5. Think back

Try to remember why you applied for the job in the first place and what you found appealing about it. This will help you rekindle your love and passion for your job.

 

Remember that your job does not define who you are!

Source: Die Voelgoed Boekie (Carpe Diem Media)

 

Also read:

Is your desk job causing pain and injury?

Five career tips for women

The five golden rules of working from home

 

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