Fall in love with your job again

Fall in love with your job again

Remember when you first accepted your current role? The happiness, the excitement and the achievement you felt for getting the job you deserved and worked hard for and the new opportunity to develop skills and learn new ones.

Fast forward to this morning. The alarm goes off, same time, same dreadful tone -no matter which one you choose they all end up sounding shrill and painful to the ear first thing in the morning. You’re reluctantly creeping out of bed, only thinking about putting the kettle on and consuming caffeine before any other issues can be properly processed. Then it dawns on you – it’s only Tuesday and you’ve got lunch to make, deadlines to hit and a meeting you can’t summon the strength for. You’re not saying you want to leave your job, but the love you once had for it has waned and you could be swayed to look elsewhere if you continue down this path. But what can you do before you and your job go past the point of no return and a reconciliation is no longer an option? It’s time to fall in love with your job again!

Utilise your strengths

Are you the type who loves to help others? Or maybe you’re the one who never falters when presenting in front of a crowd? It could be that you’re the go to when projects need organising and solving fast. Whatever your strength might be, make the most of it at work. Your manager may already know where your talent lies but let them know that this is an area that you want to develop with them. This can only reflect positively that you want to upskill within the organisation instead of looking elsewhere. Not sure what your strength might be? Ask friends and family, the people who know you best will know your natural skillset even if you don’t.

Communicate the old fashioned way

When we say communicate the old fashioned way, we mean speak face to face. Move away from your desk and behind that monitor to create relationships on a personal level. We might not be at school anymore and you no doubt already have a group of friends but having friends at work, people that you can talk to and have a little bit of office banter with can make a lot of difference to your working day. People spend more time with their work colleagues than friends and family, make connections with these people and you could see a new whole side of work, one that’s more positive and removes the Monday dread.

Take a break

According to TUC, the trade union support organisation, five million workers in Britain regularly work unpaid overtime, unconsciously giving their employers £31.5 billion of free work every year. Arriving early, leaving late or not taking your breaks only benefits your employer, not you or your career. In fact it can be harmful to your physical and mental health and quickly lead to you feeling unappreciated, extremely dissatisfied and disheartened about your role and the organisation you work for. Take your breaks and get some fresh air to relax your mind. You’ll return to work mentally rested and less stressed which can help you to appreciate and complete your work in a more content state.

It’s inevitable that there will be days when work is the last thing you want to do but a few simple tricks can help you to realise why you first took the role and make you fall back in love with the organisation and job you were so happy to accept.

If you’re feeling Monday dread throughout the weekend and can’t face the office anymore it might be time for something new. Check out our latest roles to see where you could take your career or speak to your nearest branch where our consultants can match you to the role that is your type on paper.

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