Have you fallen out of love with your work place?

You might be feeling doey-eyed with a loved one this Valentine’s Day, but did the thought of going into work this morning fill you with dread? We know that work can get tedious and repetitive at times, and there are days when we all feel like we’d just like to stay in bed for a few more hours, but if going into work is becoming a regular issue and getting you down, then it might be time to do something about it!

Here are some of the tell-tale signs that you might be falling out of love with your workplace…..

  1. You are thinking of excuses why you can’t go in – I’ve got a headache, my auntie is sick, my dog has run away….we’ve heard them all believe us! No point in making excuses, it won’t get you very far and you will get found out eventually.
  2. You’ve lost your passion and drive with everyday tasks. Things that you once got excited about don’t interest you anymore, you don’t get happiness in what you do at work and are often thinking to yourself “what’s the point!”
  3. It starts to affect your personal life. You start to take your job worries home, and we don’t want to see that do we? If it’s getting you down so much so that it’s affecting your life outside of work then something needs to be done. And quickly!

So what can you do to re-kindle that loving relationship with your work place?

  • Try to think about the good aspects of your job. What do you like doing, what makes you happy? Write them down and it might help you see more clearly just how many good aspects there are about your job. You might be surprised.
  • Try to start off each day feeling more positive. Today is going to be a good day. Give yourself a list of tasks you want to achieve so that you feel you are accomplishing things on a daily basis. Take it slowly, one thing at a time, and try to enjoy what you are doing.
  • Rekindle the passion for learning. Look for areas where you can learn new things, or set yourself a new challenge. Ask your boss to mentor you in a new area, or ask to mentor somebody who might learn from you. By exploring new areas and challenging yourself it will give you a new passion for learning.
  • Shake things up a bit. Ask if you can work from home one day a week, or consider part time hours or a job share if you think it might improve your work-life balance. Its worth an ask if it’s something you are serious about – we want you to be happy remember! Sometimes a switch up can make all the difference and put that spark back.
  • Just remember, nothing in life is perfect! We all have good days and bad, there’s no such thing as the PERFECT job or an easy job. It’s what you make of it and how you approach it – head first we say! Don’t wait for an opportunity to fall into your lap, go out and find it for yourself!

And if all else fails, you know we’re just a phone call away right?! Steve Jobs once said ‘do what you love, and you won’t have to work a day’. And it’s true, if you’re not happy and none of the above suggestions make a difference, then maybe it is time for a career overhaul. Give us a call if this is you – 0113 320 1130 – even if you just want a confidential chat, a bit of advice or somebody to cheer you up!