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I hate my job. At some point in time, most people have found themselves muttering these words. Without the proper outlook, feelings of disgust and dismay at work can grow and feel unbearable at times but they are ways to alleviate the pain. Whether you dislike your job at the moment or you never liked your job (except the paycheck), there are ways to liven up your job and make the workplace more enjoyable. Forbes offers a few tips on how.
Talk to your boss and discuss changes in your job description. Perhaps the problem is a lack of challenge on the job. Maybe there are assignments in your job description that initially excited you about the position that you have yet to undertake. Maybe you find yourself stuck in administrative administrations when you’d much rather be given the chance to supervise a project. Have a conversation with your boss expressing your desires and see how things change.
If challenge at work isn’t the problem, a conversation with your boss may still help you fix what’s wrong. In your conversation, it might also help to discuss a change to your work hours. A more flexible schedule may alleviate your worries over missed personal opportunities. Another topic of conversation would be to suggest opportunities to work with different people in the office. Interacting with different people on a daily basis can bring new experiences to your work. On the other hand, if you’ve been in the same office for awhile and you already know who you work well with, try to find more opportunities where you can link up with the people you enjoy at the office. This also includes outside partners and clients. Once you’ve got the chances to work with the people you enjoy again, strengthen these relationships to ensure the opportunity will come again.
When you’re not at the office, make the most of your time. Occasionally the reason people loath work time so much is because they also dislike what they’re doing on their down time. If you schedule and prioritize your down time correctly, making sure to spend time unwinding from a long time and enjoying events with friends and family, then you will have a healthier work life balance that will positively impact the way you see your job.
Never underestimate the power of diet and exercise to your mental health. A poor diet will negatively impact your job outlook. As with quality down time, eating healthy and regular exercise improves your overall mood and will affect your attitude on the job.
Personalize your work space. Just as you decorate your home to make it a warm and comfortable environment, take a little time and effort and fix up your work environment. If you’re staring at the same boring walls and desk, it can fill like a prison. Take some time to spice it up, add a bit of love and care and some personal items and see if that doesn’t just brighten your day.
If you’re still unhappy in your current work assignment, try transferring to a different team or department. Talk to your boss, do some research, check internal HR lists. See if there are any job openings in your company that would provide the work fulfillment you’ve been searching for.
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