For most of us, our work (and I don’t mean the required taking care of children and house kind) forms a massive part of our lives-Often, we completely forget about work life balance (remember that?!). After all, the average person dedicates at least 40 hours each week to their career! That’s a lot!
Add to that extending retirement (or no retirement…), and that’s far too much time to be unhappy and work in a job you loathe. Maybe you need to find some work-life balance. I know I did.
If you’re currently feeling underwhelmed or disenchanted with your job, then now’s the time to make some changes.
Now, there are various ways to rediscover happiness in your career. For me, it took completely changing my path. But maybe the answer for you isn’t that drastic.
Work Toward A Better Work Life Balance
As important as your career is (I mean, it keeps a roof over your head, right?), it’s still imperative that you maintain a fulfilling personal life too. After all, there’s no point in living just to work (unless you’re like me and you absolutely love what you do).
Create time to invest in yourself and your family, make it a priority in your daily life.
Use this time to do something fun, like getting fit, visiting the zoo, or going to the beach are great places to start.
A healthy, happy body promotes a healthy mind and it also offers a fantastic chance to de-stress. Plus, your increased energy levels should bring benefits to your work too.
Promote A Better Work Atmosphere
Sadly, you may be spending more time with your co-workers than with your family. So, it’s imperative that you work on having a positive relationship with them, or at least a civil one. This can be the difference between enjoying work and dreading it. Really!
If you’re feeling frustrated by the imbalance, consider asking your friends and your coworkers to help you promote a charity event. Obviously, this would need to be outside of work hours. You can find out more about those ventures at knowhownonprofit.org.
Ask For A Raise
One of the most common sources of unhappiness is a lack of pay. This is definitely not a surprise. Nothing makes you feel unappreciated quite like pulling in a seemingly inadequate salary.
If you feel underpaid, then there’s a good chance that you may be. As long as you handle the situation in the correct manner, asking your boss could be the key to getting a raise. It has to be worth posing the questions, right?
What’s the worst that can happen?
Money isn’t the only source of happiness in the workplace. Sometimes, we feel the need to do something more with our lives-I know that I did. I work as a Virtual Assistant and have my accidental paycheck from Young Living. Seriously! I’m Silver moving toward gold right now:
Maybe you’re a giver? If so, there’s nothing more rewarding than working for a non-profit company that actively does good things for the world.
If this appeals to you, you can find specialist vacancies at pnpstaffinggroup.com/.
To be honest, following a more satisfying career path may be the best choice you ever make. It was for me. Yes, it’s scary, but where do you want to be in a year?
Embrace Your Space
No matter how much you enjoy the job, you’d probably still rather be at home with your loved ones. They might not be with you physically, but you can at least have them with you in spirit.
If it helps to create a better relationship with your workplace (and it’s not against company policy), then go for it!