Motivational Monday Volume 208! How to love your job a lot more!

We fall in – and out – of love with our jobs all the time.

Though we rarely think of it that way.

Here are 5 ways to love your job all over again and recreate that spark you felt on your first day.

1. Learn something new

If you have been doing the same tasks for the past 5 years, it is very possible you are simply bored and uninspired. Challenge yourself by learning something new and exciting.

Offer to help out a different department. 

Volunteer to take on new responsibilities. Go on a course to advance your skills. Attend professional development seminars. Whatever you do, make sure it is interesting to you. It will help you look at your role in a new light.

Boredom will never help you love your job, but being excited about something new will.

3. Change up your workspace

You work in your space for an average of 40 hours a week. Working in an environment that never visually changes can become monotonous and has the potential to drive anyone a little crazy.

If you haven’t changed your environment in years, it’s no wonder you don’t love your job anymore.

Let’s change it up. Move the furniture around, bring in some plants, change up the wall art. A small visual change can bring excitement back into your day.

4. Realise the impact you have on those around you

Instead of focusing on your immediate team, think about the broader impact your job has. Take it a step further and focus on the positive effect it has on others.

In a study of hospital cleaners, those who saw their role as helping patients had a better experience at the hospital and felt a greater satisfaction in their roles. 

Broaden your perspective, appreciate your own worth, and then love your job again.

5. Have a conversation with a co-worker you don’t know very well

There are people at work we know incredibly well, and then there are the people we know nearly nothing about. Change that.

Make a coffee date with a co-worker you interact with often but don’t really know. Or reach out to a manager in a department you want or work in. 

The point is to get to know someone new. You never know what you will discover. These conversations may help you love your job in a new way.

Take Action: What will you do this week to love your job more?

Kind regards,

Bernard and the team at Premier Group NZ!

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs


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