This week on The Happiness Looks Like Me Podcast we are covering work. We spend too much time at work to not be happy while doing it. This episode covers what you need to know to get back into the work you do again.
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Acknowledge Your Feelings
Don’t gaslight yourself and try to pretend your feelings don’t exist. Instead of trying to suppress the feelings you have about work not going your way, lean into it. Why do you feel that way?
Slow Down And Enjoy The Work You Do
There’s always going to be a new project to tackle. You don’t have to move on so quickly. Feel free to relish in what you are doing. Don’t fall into the trap of feeling like if you are not moving, you are losing. Stillness and praising yourself are important
Complain Less, Act More
Complaining usually brings more negativity than you’d probably like. If you are going to complain about your work environment, take action. Don’t become apathetic!
Start The Work Day With A Quick Win
You may have a huge project you need to work on, but is there something smaller you can do first? A whole day with no satisfying conclusion isn’t going to lead to an overall happy day.
End Your Work Day With Positivity
At the end of your workday, keep a journal. In that journal, share three big or small things that made you happy about work. Your journal will be genuinely helpful when you are having a bad day because you will remember why you are doing this in the first place.
Take On A New Task Or Responsibility
Instead of going up further in your current career path, have you ever thought about working at your level in a new career path? Maybe you are the office blogger, but you want to create graphics or edit content? Sometimes we get a job that isn’t our best fit. Talk with others in your company or field because they may have a task open you’d like to try.
Find Your Work Family
Even as a freelancer, I have people I can vent to, celebrate wins with, and ask questions. Find your work family and hold on to them tightly.
You need to be your advocate, no matter where you work. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you need. The answer is always going to be no if you don’t ask.
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