Many people will have at the very least one of these pains—and not many can up and just quit. However, there is something you can do: adjusting the way you think of your nine-to-five job. Changing your mindset might help make your work more fulfilling and fun. Here’s how you can adjust your work attitude.
1. ID-One Cool Aspect
There is certainly at the very least one good thing about your job. Right? It could be your office is 15 minutes from home or you work with your Bestie. By focusing on those positives the lame stuff will be easier to cope with. As you look for one thing to be thankful for, your day at work will become much better. And every time you notice a positive like this, be sure to write it on your phone or in a notebook. Having a real list to read through when you’re down can help you adopt a happier, positive perspective.
2. Take On A New Task
Have you recently had a new to-do? Consider taking on new ways to grow your responsibilities. If you normally run errands for your supervisor, ask whether you can work on client projects. This will show a major initiative on your part (a possible promo!) but will offer you something new that will also challenge you into working harder. And this, in turn, could lead to overall job satisfaction.
3. Avoid Negative Talk
Participating in group bash sessions could drag you into a hate hole and besides it’s unprofessional. Also, they will not actually do much to change the job. If you still have to vent, your personal-life pals could be a better choice. Be sure to talk to someone outside of work. They will listen and won’t need to pile on. Better still, they will probably offer you a positive perspective. Also, look at having a 10-minute timer for the chat this way you avoid letting your frustrations become all-consuming.
4. Reward Yourself
Have specific but small work attitude goals that can be measured. Always set an objective to not complain to anyone for a week or even roll you when you are asked to do something at work. Then, once you hit these marks, you could reward yourself. For instance, indulge in a manicure or evening bubble bath. Due to the reward set, you are will likely accomplish the tasks. And by eliminating drama and complaints will help you feel more positive towards your job.
5. Have Fun During Your Downtime
This is a very easy way to feel motivated at work: Have fun during downtime. The positive vibe you get—from, maybe a fierce yoga class—could carry over to your office hours. So have a fun activity planned for each week, then follow through with it (better than crashing on your couch after work). You’ll get the boost to remind you that there’s way more outside your job.
You might not be working your dream job but it still doesn’t have to be stressful for you. With a little attitude adjustment, you might actually start t enjoy what you do from nine-to-five. Find something fun to do outside work to help turn around your perspective.