Sara El Kareh
Some love their jobs, some are unhappy and others just don’t care. However, those who regularly try to avoid going to work are those who have just hit the bottom. Studies have shown that this case is common for employees from late 20s to early 40s. During this phase, employees are not satisfied with their jobs because they are seeking for more, and they are emotionally unstable or tired. Unfortunately, most employees hit the bottom when they are just in their peek improvement at work. In other words, employees with that age are facing more challenges and are executing increasing hard work, therefore they become more stressed. Here are some ways to get your enthusiasm back to work.
- Repeat the first phase of your new job. When we get a new job, we go to work fully prepared, properly dressed, good mood, confident… The fact that you come back with the habits you had when you first got the job, you will realize how much difference it would make.
- Working is not about the time you spend on completing tasks. Don’t try to grab your manager’s attention by staying late at work and working for long hours. It will stress you out. However, concentrate on your results. After all, your boss employed you to achieve good results. It will be more appreciated.
- After work, consider doing at least something you love doing. We all have hobbies and we all feel better after doing them. Don’t hesitate to play the piano or go out with family and friends. Just forget about work and focus on what YOU love.
- Personalize your job. Change the way you are working on your tasks. Try to eliminate the things you don’t like doing, and find new ways to accomplish them. Moreover, build new relationships with those who you think you can get along with. Also, focus on the reason you have that job. When you know the purpose, the whole idea about your job will change.
- Don’t hesitate to say “No”. Learn how to say it properly. Even if you are a woman, you do not have to say yes in order to give a good impression. This way, you will end up being overloaded. Focus on what you are assigned to do first, say no when you’re busy and offer help when you’re free.
- Find out what is not there. It might be new challenges, more work or even different tasks. Ask yourself about what else can make you happy. If you think that you want less work to be happy, then consider finding another job. Being self-honest is what matters most.