We all approach the world of work differently. For some, a job is just another element of life, for others... it is their life. No matter what way you look at it, work is where we spend a considerable amount of time. The average person spends as much as 1/3 of their life at work, which equates to 90,000 hours over a lifetime. If we are to spend all of this time at work and still take pleasure in day-to-day life, it's essential that we view our jobs in a positive light.
Every role brings challenges at times, which is especially motivating if you're an ambitious go-getter who sets the bar high. To make this happen, you need to learn how to stay positive at work. Here are our top tips:
Learn a new skill
Sometimes, boredom may lead to unproductivity and a feeling of purposelessness. Have a chat with your boss and ask for a new challenge or a more demanding task. By mastering new skills, you open yourself up to new career paths and opportunities. Take charge of your own development and aim to have an enjoyable job that you are good at
Be a people person
An inherent part of human nature is to build and cultivate relationships. Take your time and learn more about your colleagues outside the office walls. However, a people person doesn’t just get along with their colleagues. A people person knows how to approach difficult situations that arise within the workplace. Trying to change them may leave you helpless. Therefore, you're better off changing the way you react to situations.
Take a break
When we feel tired, we make more mistakes and the quality of our work decreases. This is because weariness leads to less efficiency and decreases our focus. Include regular breaks in your schedule, take the strain off your eyes and rest your mind. You will notice an instant rise in productivity. It has been proven that as little as 17 minutes break every 90 minutes maximises productivity. So, before moving on to the next task, don’t forget to take a minute to breathe.
If you are to spend a significant part of your life at work, ensure that your role brings you some level of joy. Having said that, a lot depends on your approach. Keep these tips in mind and remember that if you can’t find even a dash of happiness in your current role, there are other jobs waiting for you! Kelly is always happy to help you find your dream job!