Do you hate your job? You’re not alone. According to a recent Gallup poll, 70% of Americans either hate their job or are disengaged. When you are that unhappy, you tend to complain to anyone who will listen, and even when you’re not at work, your mind is still there stewing about your problems.
Here are 3 tips that will help you survive and thrive no matter where you work:
Separate your home and work life. When you’re at home, leave work behind. Once you stop complaining, your mind gets quieter, and you can concentrate on something enjoyable such as time with your family or a favorite hobby. If you must express your feelings, write them down in a journal so you can get a better perspective.
Find Out Why
Why do you hate your job? Is your commute too long and you’re stressed out by the time you get to work? Do you feel unappreciated despite doing the best job you can? Once you find out why you are so unhappy, determine how you can improve your situation. Can you share driving with someone else or express your feelings about appreciation to your boss?
Stand Out from the Crowd
Most workers are doing the minimum that is necessary to get by. Stand out from the crowd by doing things without being asked. Reload the copy machine with paper, or prepare a progress report for the boss. Office meetings can be boring to most workers, who may be checking their watches and staring at the wall. Stand out by getting involved in the discussion and boldly stating your opinion.
By following these 3 tips, your job will become a more pleasant place to be, and you’ll feel like you are a valued employee.