When choosing between staying and leaving your job, the decision does not come easily. If you are to follow your heart, you would just want to leave it and look for another option. However, if you are being practical, you would stay since it is good paying and you have a lot of bills to pay.
Unless this job does not cause major stress, perhaps you can do something to learn how to love it especially if leaving is an impractical option. Here are some tips to help you learn to love this job.
Identify the pros and not just the cons
When you start hating your job, you might keep thinking about all the negative aspects. Perhaps, it is time to start changing your mind set and list down all the pros. You might have missed on all these positive aspects because you only focus on the negatives. Are you being paid well? Do you have colleagues who are close to you? Are you learning something from the job? Don’t just focus on the nature of the job and the difficulty of the tasks you are doing.
Try to step things up
You might not really hate your job or the company where you are working, but you want something more, or a change at the very least. If this is what you want, there is no need to leave. You can step things up and vie for a higher position. Improve your relationships with others. Go beyond what is assigned to you. Take on leadership roles. In no time, you will be given what you deserve. Since you are already challenged, you might start loving what you do.
Find the real meaning behind your job
You are not just doing the same paper work each day. You are not just an office worker. Look at the bigger picture. What does your company really do? Do you provide services that improve other people’s lives? Do your products help make things easier to do certain tasks? Imagine if you are not doing your job. This could negatively impact others. Just don’t give up especially if you know that a lot of other people count on you and what you do.
Connect with your colleagues more
To avoid feeling stressed out or tired of your job, try connecting with your colleagues. Take some time to get to know them. They might be really wonderful people whom you can learn a lot from. You will also be surprised that you feel the same way about their job. Perhaps, you can help each other start liking your job. Sometimes, even if you don’t like a lot of things about your job, for as long as you have colleagues you connect with, you might want to stay.
When you feel bad about your job, don’t just walk out. Find a way to stay especially if you really need the job. You will learn to be passionate about it. Otherwise, consider leaving.
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