Do you dread going back to work after the weekend? Do you find it hard to get up in the morning? Your job needn't be doing this to you; by making some small changes in your personal and professional life you can greatly improve your attitude to work and even increase your chance of getting a promotion.
Start the day on the right note
A bad start to the day can affect your mood for hours, so make sure you start the day on the right note.
Have a nice work environment
Having a nice work environment will make a huge difference to your happiness. You spend most of your life at your job, so what not make the most of it?
Avoid the moaners, avoid moaning
A bit of moaning every now and then is normal, but if you are moaning on a daily basis, or are the come to person for the office moaner, you are just going to develop a bad attitude towards your job. Regular moaning benefits no one.
Stop the cycle of dossing
The happiest people in work are those who work the hardest. Dossing makes you feel bad about your job, which makes you lose motivation, which makes you doss even more! Put in the effort to do a good days work and you will feel better about yourself and your job, as well as improve your chances of getting a promotion.
Save some of your salary
It is important you feel you are doing more than simply working to survive, so start saving some of your salary each month so you feel you are making financial progress.
Learn to switch off
You need to be able to switch off from work when you leave your office. Take up a sport, spend time with friends, or do whatever makes you happy so you can relax and enjoy life. Bringing your work into your home life will just burn you out.
Try not to drink alcohol on a work night. It is a known depressant which is guaranteed to affect your mood and motivation, and of course increases the chances of you coming into work late or doing a bad days work.
If you have tried the above and you still hate your job, take a few days off to clear your head and to re-evaluate your situation. Maybe you are simply in the wrong job or on the wrong career path, or maybe you are suffering from depression. Try to keep perspective on life and remember your physical and mental health should always come first.
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