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How to love your job

February 14, 2020

On average, people spend 37 hours a week at work, that’s a lot of time – so it’s important to love your job! We believe that by making these few small changes, they can have a real positive impact on your working life and how you enjoy it.

Be positive: change your mindset

Go to work everyday with a positive mindset and a clear head. Each day is a new one – don’t wish it away, enjoy it. Leave yesterday behind you and make today even better.

Approach all situations and tasks with a constructive attitude, ‘how can I’ rather than ‘I can’t’. Don’t worry about things that don’t go to plan, rectify them, move on and focus on everything that’s gone right that day.

Early mornings

Try to be a morning person. Wake up earlier than you need to, set an alarm and get out of bed (no matter how tired you are!).  Have a healthy nutritious breakfast, take your time getting ready and don’t rush around.

Try to fit an activity into your morning before work at least once or twice a week, whatever that might be: walking the dog, yoga, a run, reading. Something that will warm your brain up can help significantly.

Plan well

Start your day with a clear and realistic plan of what you want to achieve. This should be enough to keep you busy, but not overload you.

Everyone’s energy levels vary throughout the day, so pick the most difficult tasks and get them done when you’re at your peak. That way, the more menial tasks can be completed when you’re not.

Some tasks in your job can be very demanding. So, de-stress at your desk, or take a break to clear your mind and re-energise.

If you don’t complete all the tasks on your plan, don’t stress. Your plan is only a guideline and sometimes tasks can take longer than expected – and that’s okay.

Colleagues

It’s likely that you will spend more time with your colleagues than your friends or family. Therefore, it’s important to build strong relationships with them as this can help you to love your job.

Start by really getting to know what their job role involves and understand their stresses at work. It will help you be more understanding when, inevitability; something doesn’t quite go to plan.

Make the effort to find out more about their life outside of the workplace. You don’t have to be the best of friends but it’s nice to be able to support each other. You are a team after all.

Conflict

It’s not always happy families though. Of course, there can be conflicts in teams, which can affect how much you love your job. Understanding someone, their role and their life outside of work can help you be more empathetic to other people’s frustrations.

It’s important to always be open and honest about how you’re feeling at work and your opinions, while also being considerate of others’ opinions to.

Lunch right

Always take a lunch break. Get out at lunch for some fresh air, explore, speak to friends/family, relax, change it up. Whatever you do, do something that takes your mind off work.

Source: CV Library

Link: https://www.cv-library.co.uk/career-advice/latest/how-to-love-your-job/

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