…when you don’t feel it? And this blog post is focusing on the 9 to 5.
It’s a bear. Day in and day out you face the same routine, wondering if all the culmination of hard work, years in school and/or the military (like myself) are paying off.
Is there something about your work environment that is creating stress?
Pretty much everyone has that one thing (such as workload) or with a particular someone, which contributes to their stress. You can try delegating some of your work or reducing the number of projects/responsibilities you have, (if that’s a viable option), or simply practice better time management.
Everyone has a work complaint. However, if you persist with the negative attitude, then you need to examine if this type of job is really for you.
Also, examine your goals. Are you ready for a promotion? Is there another job opening within your agency that has “your name on it?”
Think about various ways you can improve yourself, even your immediate work environment. If you have a cubicle (like I do) personalize it (if you’re able) and bring a little piece of home with you including pictures. Those are great motivational tools for someone like myself. I decided to start small and am “reinventing” myself through a new wardrobe. The compliments I receive, let alone just feeling better about myself, has greatly picked up my spirits. Speaking for myself, I love my jeans and t-shirts so getting out of the lazy habit of throwing those on when I come to work (dress code is informal), was difficult for me. But when I decided to change my current style, (if you want to call it that), was fun and uplifting.
Do what works for you and create goals! Having something to reach for, to look forward to is quite an energetic way to continue on the right path towards success and ultimately a more sane and “better” you! 🙂