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Taking the Hatred out of your 9-5

Simple steps to make your work life better

There it is again, that dreaded noise, it won’t stop. It’s your alarm, and it’s 7:00 AM. Time to get up, which you dread. Time to go to work at a job, which you despise. So many Americans dread going to work, but we do it because that’s what we’ve been taught, and that is what we know. We all have different reasons for keeping that job, whether it be a family, benefits, the paycheck, or the inability to find a new job. Either way, it is dreaded everyday we wake up. 59% of Americans dread going to work, especially on Sunday evenings, according to medicaldaily.com. I know, I know, most of us have to keep these jobs. We have families to provide for, and bills to pay. Therefore, there are some things we do to help combat this hatred towards your bread and butter. Honestly, it’s not easy. It requires some serious work, and changing how you think about that job is a hard work in and of itself.

Positive Thinking:

Honestly, this is probably the biggest step you can take; however, it is also the hardest. Changing the way you think about something is a great way to make a situation better. There are very simple things you can do. Some include just saying “thank you for allowing me to have this job” when you walk into the building. You don’t have to thank anyone in particular, just show real gratitude towards what you have. Secondly, just think positive. When work is getting tough, or you feel like you can’t do this anymore, breathe and throw a word of positivity in your thoughts. For example, if you’re feeling anxious, just say, “I am amazing, and I am good at my job. I am lucky to have this job, and something better will come along when the time is right.” Trust me, speaking from personal experience, it helps.

Having a work bestfriend:

According to Gallup, having a best friend at work can reap some serious career rewards. Gallup reports, “People are 43% more likely to report having received praise or recognition for their work in the last seven days. 37% more likely to report that someone at work encourages their development. 35% more likely to report coworker commitment to quality. 28% more likely to report that in the last six months, someone at work has talked to them about their progress. 27% more likely to report that the mission of their company makes them feel their job is important. 27% more likely to report that their opinions seem to count at work. 21% more likely to report that at work, they have the opportunity to do what they do best every day.” The data speaks for itself, time to get a BFF at work.

Keep your goals handy:

Lastly, always keep your goals in the front of your mind. I know you have goals for your career. Whether it be at the company you work for, or somewhere else. Keep them with you, and stay motivated to achieve them, even if you hate what you’re doing right now. If you’re willing to work, just know that one day you’ll be doing what you want, and this job that you dread will be a thing of the past. So tomorrow morning when you wake up, keep those thoughts positive, show gratitude towards what you have at this time, and go to that job and show them the rockstar you are.

Sources:

http://www.medicaldaily.com/case-mondays-59-americans-dread-work-even-earlier-sunday-night-blues-259747

http://news.gallup.com/businessjournal/511/item-10-best-friend-work.aspx

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