“I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail at something I can do.” – Helen Keller
“It is not the days in your life, but the life in your days that determine.” – Brian White
“Success is how high you jump when you reach the bottom.” General George Patton
“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” -Albert Einstein
“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” – Twin soup
“You can not build a reputation for what you are going to do.” Confucius
7 tips to be more satisfied at work
We all go through ups and downs in our careers and jobs, whether on a daily, weekly or annual basis. Sometimes, we have to work to keep ourselves enthusiastic and motivated. Here are some more tips to make you happier at work:
Remember what you enjoy at work
Think back on your career so far and find times you really enjoy. What made you happy? What skills did you use? What values existed?
So think about how you can do more than you enjoy. For example, if you enjoy planning events, is there anything at work you can get involved with? If not, what about out of work? If you feel motivated and energized in your interests outside of work, it can be contagious and spread to your work life.
Understand what you do not enjoy at work
List all the things you do in your day that take you out of energy or that you do not enjoy. How could you do them differently? Can you get some continuous time, first thing in the morning, to work on the things you do not enjoy or on those work pieces that were dependent on you that need to be attacked and taken off your to-do list? Or maybe you can do other things to make them fun, like having meetings somewhere else or while walking outside. If you can, delegate these works to someone who really enjoys making them.
Know and use your benefits
You will be more energetic through your natural powers. Try a psychometric assessment such as The Highlands Ability Battery to find out what comes to you easily and naturally. By knowing your strengths and putting yourself in a position to use those strengths, you will feel more satisfied at work. How can you use your strengths to perform the tasks you do not enjoy?
If you have the opportunity for flexible work, try working when you feel more energized. You may be “larky” and more productive and energetic in the mornings, or alternatively an owl and you wake up to life later in the day. Try to start earlier and finish earlier, or start later and finish later to work with your natural time clock.
If you are used to working at the table or working out during your lunch, try to take a lunch break away from the table. Studies show that people who take an appropriate lunch break are more productive in the afternoon and have fewer energy drops later in the day. Take advantage of your afternoon to breathe fresh air, exercise, meet up with a friend or colleague or try something new! The division of the day makes it more interesting.
Everyone now knows that multitasking does not work. Instead of having a lot of open tabs on your computer and trying to do a lot of things at once, try trying to do one thing at a time. In the long run, you will be more efficient.
Try to change your environment. It could be rearranging your desk or going to a cafe or different parts of the office to shake things up a bit.
5. Do something different
Set yourself some goals to give yourself some goal to work on. This could be learning a new skill that is beneficial to your job, such as learning about new software or how to encode. Or it could be to improve your interview skills or your acting skills. Or take a career coach or mentor to help you advance in your career.
If you have felt a lack of enthusiasm for your job for a long time, maybe it’s time to think about a job or career transition and take a career change coach to help you with this process? Review the Career Change Program – 7 Steps to Loving the Work You Do