Whether you’re running a business or working within one, enjoying your work-life plays a big part in having greater happiness in your life as a whole. After all, we do spend most of our week working!
Being happy at work and loving what you do is an overall productivity booster and enhances performance. People who enjoy their jobs are more likely to be optimistic, motivated, learn faster, make fewer mistakes, and better business decisions. When you love your job, you will see it as a choice and something that you like to do rather than a burden on your time; there will be many aspects that you genuinely look forward to and you’ll have a strong sense of satisfaction when you achieve your goals or widen your skillset.
Understandably, there may be aspects or tasks that you do not look forward to as much or feel you are not as accomplished in; however, you can learn to enjoy the rewarding feeling of completing the challenges or difficult parts that come with a role. We’ve all had that feeling of satisfaction when we’ve completed the dreaded thing on our to-do list! In conclusion, it is evident that having a job that you love plays a key part in the harmony of your life. It contributes to your health, lifestyle, and quality of work!
Found yourself in a role that you are not enjoying? Every job comes with rough patches. Maybe your awesome boss leaves, and you have to adjust to a new manager. Perhaps business starts booming, which is good news—but the side effect is that you’re required to put in extra hours and meet tougher deadlines. Or maybe you take on a new role and have to learn a lot of new skills in a hurry in order to get up to speed. There are a lot of situations in which your job gets harder, but not necessarily worse. And then there are the times when you just flat-out hate your job. Being able to tell the difference is important.
Here are some warning signs that can indicate that it's more than a challenging time at work and you really do hate your job. You have the Sunday Night Blues—every night of the week!/ You have a lot of new physical ailments such as trouble sleeping/ loss of appetite/ you spend a lot of time venting about work/ you don’t have the time or energy for your outside interests.
There could be a way you could learn to love your job again, even if it doesn't feel like it right now. Consider whether this is simply a rough patch and if things will be better when you get through it. On the other hand, it’s a bad idea to stay in a job you hate any longer than you have to, hanging on to a bad work situation can lead to burnout, and it may be time to move on.
If any of the above resonates with you, come chat to us, we can talk through and get to the root of what is making you feel this way, perhaps it can be fixed with a few tweaks or perhaps not, either way we are on hand to offer guidance and support throughout the process.