When you land that one job you have been dreaming about your whole life it feels incredible. You love what you do, and you feel like you’re on top of the world, but what happens when the fun and excitement go away, and reality hits? Sometimes what you first thought you loved can turn into something you start to hate, kind of like that one relationship you had that didn’t really work out, remember that one?
If you still love the field you’re in but seem to be dreading going to work every day here are 5 tips to help you find that lost love and passion you once had for your fantastic job.
Pick Out Three Good Things Each Day
Sometimes you get stuck in a rut at work and seem to be doing everything wrong. Nothing seems to be going right, and you can’t find anything good thing that’s happening. Instead of keeping that mindset try your best to see at least three good things that happened to you each day.
Being able to identify three things every day will help you realize that there are positive aspects to your job and your work. Instead of pointing out all the things that have gone wrong look at everything that has gone right.
Don’t Be So Negative
When you fall into the negative mindset it’s tough to get yourself out of it, it can even make you feel like giving up. Trying to find the positives in every situation can seem like a silly task at first, but if you keep at it, you will eventually change how you feel about your job.
Think about it, if you always have a negative mindset you will never be able to see the light in any situation. If you try to think positively about as much as you can, it is going to carry into not only your work life but also change the way you look at life, cheesy but incredibly accurate. Try it for yourself, you’ll be surprised with the results.
Choose A Different Task
If you’re working on something and you keep making a mistake after mistake not only are you not getting your work done but you’re also stressing yourself out to the max. Instead of sitting on this task and continuing to get more flustered try moving onto a different task.
Sometimes all you need is to remove yourself from the situation and then come back to it later. If you don’t have a different task to do, try taking a lunch break or just walking away for a few moments to collect yourself and get your mind back on track.
Give Yourself Some Credit
You worked your a** off for this job and out of every candidate, you landed the position! Give yourself some credit for that alone. You wouldn’t have been able to make it this far if you weren’t capable of doing so. Some days are better than others, but that happens with every aspect of your life, and unfortunately, there’s nothing you can do about it.
If you’re having a rough day or week at work, remind yourself “I got this job because I was one of the best for it.” Telling yourself, this doesn’t make you conceded it makes you self-aware and confident that you can put your best foot forward.
Have A Life Outside Of Work
If your job is very time consuming and even after you leave the office you seem to be still working, you have to find a work-life balance that is best for you. Engulfing your entire existence into just your job will make you go, well, crazy. Find time outside of all your hard work and have a social life.
Go get dinner with some friends, have a movie night with your loved one, or just simply sit in bed and watch Netflix. Getting your mind off work and onto something much more fun will really increase your mood.
Plus if you continue to do this, it can even transfer to your work and make you happier overall.