Everyone goes through phases of feeling sick of their job. We’ve all been through a lot in the past year, so these normal feelings are even more common right now. If you’re abjectly miserable, it may be time to move on to a new position. But if you’re feeling restless and out of sorts, here are a few tips to stop living for the weekend and start enjoying your work week again.
Do Something You Love Every Day
Can you find something about your work that you genuinely love? Make sure you do it for a few minutes every day. It could be as simple as a watercooler chat with a coworker or reading through positive feedback from former clients. Anything that makes you smile for a moment can build renewed energy for the rest of the day.
Build a Positive Friend Group
Catty relationships and office gossip can drive down your mood quickly, no matter what else is happening around you. Build relationships with positive people who are also staying away from the drama. Eat lunch together in your own space, even if this means taking your food outside. Meet for breaks when possible, and make a pact to talk about anything other than work.
Take Regular Breaks
At least once per hour, stand up and move around. It’s best if you can take a short walk, but even a few deep breaths and a couple of minutes of stretching can help you relax, breathe more freely, and feel less fatigued.
Focus on Daily Goals
Checking something off your to-do list can make you feel successful and give you a renewed sense of hope. Every day, set two or three goals you know you can meet, and reward yourself for achieving them. Remember, “a journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step.”
Be the Change
If you work in a draining environment, what can you do to fix it? Can you create more efficient processes? Head up an activity committee? Start a softball team? Think about your unique skills and interests, and how you can use them to create a better work environment. Focusing on something larger than your daily tasks can help you enjoy the week and stop living for the weekend.
If you’re ready to take the first steps into your future, contact Pro Resources today.