Right now, this minute- think of 5 things you love about the work you are doing in the world. Write them out, right now.
If you had a hard time with that, it may be a good time to ask yourself the question- why?
-focused too much on what is not good about your job/career?
-discouraged by lack of progress?
-doing work you truly do not enjoy?
There are some ways to work on solving this, here are a few to try:
-write out how your job/career would look if it was perfect. Now you can strategize a way to get there.
-what do you love to do? Make a huge list of EVERYTHING you love to do. There may be some clues there leading you to another career path.
-have you renewed your work goals/plans lately? Do you have any? New, fresh goals and plans can renew energy, enthusiasm and a whole new outlook.
-be conscious to continually look for things that are good about your work- focus on finding them whenever you are tempted to think or say something negative.
Were you easily able to list 5 things you love? That’s great news! Post this list near your desk as a reminder.
Your challenge? Figure out how to expand those things on your list so that you are spending more time doing those things that you love about your work. Make a plan and start implementing little actions one by one.
If you are choosing to spend your days at work (and yes, it is a choice), determining what you can enjoy about it is a worthy pursuit. Your days are too precious to waste and any other way.