In the morning you are unable to get out of bed, you eat breakfast without conviction, and the vision of going to work drives you to despair. We all seem to be stuck at a job at some point and we were rather moderately satisfied with it, let alone fully motivated to give our best. Regardless of whether such a situation was caused by the lack of better offers or counting on promotion in the near future, it is worth approaching “staying in the position” with the best attitude. What can you do when you hate your job?
Attitude has a real impact on the results
First, answer the questions honestly about what is causing the problem. Is it about the job itself, or is it the boss or associate? If it’s work, talk to other people in the company. You will definitely find support in a person who also does not necessarily love some of their duties.
If you stop looking at your work as an unpleasant task to be done, but rather as an opportunity to achieve a specific goal, you will find that your view of it becomes more optimistic.
Get involved in the life of the office
Do you know the names of your associates? Life in the office is not much different than in high school or college. Friends or even people with whom a word can be exchanged can make a big difference and make the day pass for us. Suggest to go out together after work (or for lunch) once in a while, bring something tasty and leave it in the office kitchen to serve others. Do whatever you want to get to know your colleagues from their private or even professional but more friendly side.
Working towards something is different from working anyway
Where do you want to be in your life in five years? Will your current company allow you to achieve this? Set yourself small goals: what you want to achieve and by when. Share your plan with your boss or supervisor. These people should be able to help you become a better specialist in their field and be pleased that you show initiative. If not, at least you know it’s time to perhaps start looking for opportunities outside the company.
Don’t take your despondency home
Make sure your professional and private life do not overlap (too much). Send your final e-mails while still at your desk instead of bringing negative energy and stress home.
If you do not need to be available, turn off corporate notifications on your phone. Save the stress of just seeing a new email notification for tomorrow morning. It will be much more pleasant for you at the family table or with friends, if you distract yourself from the constant reminders about duties.
Even if you’re a lazy person, get moving!
Endorphin and serotonin can work wonders. Even a small movement will make you feel a surge of energy and you will want to give yourself a high five. You don’t have to buy a gym membership right away: a longer than usual walk with your dog or a dose of stretching in the morning will also help you relax after work or give you energy to get through the first part of the day.
Before your frustration at work leads to your resignation, analyze how you deal with the factors listed. Do you try to work with a positive attitude, get involved in the life of the office, work towards achieving a specific goal and care for a healthy work-life balance? Are you trying to stay healthy? It is important to remember that you are not in a hopeless situation because it is not so hopeless after all. You just need to help yourself a little. Work doesn’t have to be a negative aspect of your life!