You love your pet.
You love your significant other.
And of course (if you have any), you love your children.
If you’re one of the fortunate few who’s found a career that:
- is fulfilling
- has a bright future
- is appropriately challenging
- and pays well…
…you’re in a truly enviable position. But if not, don’t despair; get creative!
How to love your job more:
Valentine’s Day is a great time to reflect on love: with people, pets, and yes, with your job! Here are ten tips to take a more positive outlook on your job and improve your happiness:
- Treat yourself. If your job requires you to do unpleasant tasks, reward yourself for getting them done.
- Play the music you love. Your favorite songs can instantly boost your mood and productivity. If you’re able to listen to music, create a work playlist to get you through tedious spots in your day.
- Get up and move. If your job is sedentary, get moving. Set reminders to stretch, take a quick walk, breathe deeply, and get your blood pumping a bit – it’ll immediately improve your mindset.
- Spruce up your work area. Clean it. Organize it. Personalize it. And if you share a workspace with others, get them involved too. When you make the most of your space, you’ll enjoy working in it more – even when your job gets tough.
- Stay hydrated. We’re not talking about coffee, soda, or energy drinks, just good-old H2 Drinking water throughout the day improves brain function, focus and mood.
- Have a good laugh. Find the humor in situations. Share funny anecdotes (that are work-appropriate, of course). Laughing may not eliminate your problems, but it will improve your attitude.
- Take meditation breaks. If toxic co-workers or other aspects of your job stress you out, simple relaxation activities (e.g., deep breathing, brief meditation, positive visualization) can minimize their negative impact on you.
- Eat mood-boosting snacks. Foods that contain calcium, chromium, iron, and other essential vitamins and minerals are scientifically proven to help regulate mood. Instead of a Snickers or diet soda, find snacks you enjoy that are nutrient-packed – and keep them handy at work.
- Take a real lunch break – away from your work area. Even if you can’t get your mind completely off your job, a change of scenery will recharge you and help you get through the rest of your workday.
- Help a coworker. Finding ways to serve other employees (even when you don’t have to) has several benefits. Besides making your coworkers happier and more successful, altruistic behavior boosts your job satisfaction levels while strengthening work relationships.
You deserve to love your job – and PrideStaff can help.
Working in a job you love provides several advantages. You put more energy into your work, feel more confident and fulfilled, and tend to enjoy the rest of your life more. And you know what? You deserve a career that’s just right for you.
So, if your current job is less-than-wonderful, contact the PrideStaff office in your area to find out more about great local job opportunities. With offices across the nation, recruiters who care about your success, and a wide range of jobs available, we can match you with an opportunity you truly love.