So you’re hating the job you’re currently at. Maybe you hate the environment, coworkers or your boss. Perhaps your job right now isn’t where you want to be in your career. The easiest thing to suggest is to quit your current job and move on–but the situation is not always as simple as that. Perhaps your loathed job pays well, you haven’t been able to find another opportunity or you just don’t have the energy to go out on a job hunt.
It isn’t the end of the world if you cannot leave your job. Sometimes thinking of your job in a new light or trying new things is all that you need in order to stop hating your job and view it in a new light. We have some suggestions on how to stop completely hating your job. Maybe these will help you love it! #positivethinking
1. Stop With The Gossip
It is such a guilty pleasure to gossip about those co-workers in your office who you just don’t like for whatever reason. Whether they communicate in strange ways or are passive aggressive towards you it’s entertaining to discuss them in your free time. But stop that. You’re carrying that negative energy into your free time and that is no way to manage a work/life balance. When you bring the bad vibes from work to home, you’ll really start to hate your workplace.
Sure, these people won’t go away when you stop gossiping about them but you’ll now only have to think about them while you’re at work, greatly reducing your focus on the negative vibes that come from your workplace.
2. Identify The Good Stuff
Not everything can be bad–there must be some perks to your place of work. Maybe you strongly dislike and disagree with your boss but maybe you enjoy your co-workers. Or perhaps your workplace gives you free lunch. It is important to focus on the small things that make your workplace bearable. Before heading into work think about the positives rather than the negatives and you’re guaranteed to have at least a little bit of a better day.
3. Reward Yourself
Challenge yourself in response to your negative energy around your workplace. Pledge not to gossip about your coworkers for a week and reward yourself to a fancy latte when you reach that goal. By training yourself out of negative thought patterns, you are guaranteed to have a better workplace experience.
4. Expand Your Tasks
Has it been a long time since you’ve had new tasks? Look for ways to expand your responsibilities by asking your boss or supervisor. This can push you to work harder in your job and show that you are taking initiative to work harder and try new things. Doing this could even land you a coveted promotion.
5. Plan Some Fun Time
Plan a fun karaoke night out on a work night with your friends or go to a fun exercise class (SoulCycle anyone?). The positive and fun energy from these activities can often carry over into your workday. Check out our list for some things to do with your BFFs.
We hope that these tips will help you to stop hating your job, even if they only help a little. Better things are always yet to come and this is only a bump in the road.