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what anyone tells you, it's rare to love a job! Your work can come with its own
challenges, even though it helps to sustain you throughout life. And sometimes
those challenges seem to pull the joy out of you. But you can change all that!
can get more joy out of your job and return to having a positive career. By
making a conscious effort, you'll soon start to view your job differently.
Try these strategies to find more joy at
1.Treat yourself for achieving goals. You probably
find yourself dragging through day to day tasks. As they come up, you groan and
unwillingly start to tackle them. But how different would it be if you start to
treat yourself for completing tasks? Much different for sure!
·As you move through one task at a time, take a few
moments of downtime for yourself. That may mean walking away from your
desk or playing a few rounds of solitaire. Whatever it is, treat yourself to
something you like.
in mind that it can become more of a crutch if it's overdone. Be conscious
enough to characterize tasks well. Answering a ringing phone isn’t a task!
2.Choose to be positive. Human beings
are the only creatures with the power of choice. If you use that power to
encourage positive thinking, your job can seem more bearable.
morning, express thanks for waking up to a new day. Truly be grateful for that
opportunity and recognize it as a blessing. Focus on that blessing throughout
your day at work. It's unlikely that you'll take your job for granted.
unpleasant task at work has some positive element to it. Consider the fact that each task
you do gives you more work experience. Later on, you can use that
experience to land the job of your dreams!
3.Focus on success.Just like many other things in
life, time is best spent focusing on where you want to go. For
everything you do at work, your aim is to complete it, and do it well. Try the
approach of focusing on the successful end result instead of the journey.
how well your next evaluation is bound to look if you are successful in
everything you do. The thought of positive recognition is enough to give you
some amount of joy.
the fact that it's not your dream job. Make it the job that you knocked out the
park. Make it the stepping stone to a job more aligned with your
4.Become a mentor. Sometimes experiencing work
blues is worth it when you impart knowledge to someone else. Is there an intern
at your office? Or do you know someone else in need of professional guidance?
Why not become their mentor?
someone else succeed can bring you satisfaction. What you're gaining through daily
experience can make a positive change in someone else's life. Knowing
that is victory in itself!
difficult to find scenarios that always work in your favor. A lot of times,
you're left doing the best with what you have. But that isn’t such a bad
concept if you make an effort to find the joy in what you do.
how trying the stresses of life can be! Having situations that affect your
peace of mind can be challenging. And sometimes you feel like you've gotten way
more than you can handle. Yet still, you find a way to keep going.
great when you can find the determination to keep going. But are you doing so
to your own detriment? Perhaps the way you're responding isn’t always the best.
mechanisms help to keep you in the game. But after a while, you may end up
crashing. The most beneficial approach involves using well thought-out strategies
to keep you in control.
Try this process to respond to an
especially challenging situation:
1.Stop in your tracks. If you feel
overwhelmed now, it’s likely to get even worse if you keep going the way you
are now! Stop right where you are and accept the situation for what it is.
back at what has happened up until this point in time. Can you identify the
reasons behind your downfall? Make a note of them.
2.Embrace your shortcomings. Do you have
shortcomings that prevented you from staying on top of things? Be honest with
yourself when trying to identify them. It's the only way you'll be able to move
on to resolving the situation.
·Whatever you've identified as your shortcomings,
accept and embrace them. It's pointless allowing them to bring
your mood down. You're already overwhelmed. The last thing you need to do is
put yourself down.
3.Avoid excuses. Even though you feel
overwhelmed, the last thing you want to do is blame it on something or somebody
else. Avoid overlooking yourself as the main factor behind your current
·It's easy in stressful situations to refuse
Just the tension alone is enough to drive your mind in crazy directions. Just
accept it for what it is, even if it means coming face to face with your
4.Open up to others. Share your feelings with someone
you can confide in. Simply sharing can often help to ease some of the stress off your
the whole story. Allow the person to understand your highs and lows. Let them
see how your strengths got you this far. But also share what you think you
could have done differently.
5.Organize an approach. Now that you've
offloaded, you'll have a clearer mind to organize an approach. You've stopped
at this point for a reason. Now’s your chance to change direction and
pull yourself out of this rut.
that you've figured out what went wrong, try to tackle those things first.
You'll want to prevent those things from happening again.
6.Surround yourself with positive people. It's sometimes
difficult to take on challenges on your own. As much as you hate to admit it,
there are others better at some things than you are! Embrace them and get the
support you need to manage stressful situations.
the strengths of trustworthy people to get you over the hump. Be clear about
the role you want them to play. Handing over responsibility can be tough. But
be mature enough to understand that it doesn’t take away from your own
in over your head isn’t a death sentence. In fact, it's a perfect opportunity to be
creative in your approach. Once you identify an effective approach, you
can expect to handle situations more confidently.
yourself the chance to be in control. With positive strategies, you'll be able
to take matters into your own hands and turn them around in no time!