1. Need a change?
What if you have the feeling of being stuck in the same position in your job and can’t see a way to improve your situation. Take a different focus. Emphasise the positive aspects and look towards learning new skills. This can have numerous positive aspects for your own self-improvement, self-satisfaction while making you a qualified candidate for new positions that occur within the company.
Task: Name two areas for your own self-improvement.
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- Find a meetup that share the same interests, learn with and from others.
2. Look to do something that’s a little out of your comfort zone
Trying something new. Stepping out of your comfort zone can be a little daunting but can have huge benefits. Learning something new and improving your skills will give you a sense of satisfaction and achievement and may give you a different outlook on your current job or looking towards a different direction.
Task: Consider outdoor activities, home improvement, a new skill you want to learn or consider one that you want to improve on.
3. Health and Contentment – work-life balance
Do you often feel stressed at work or in your daily life. When were you last at the gym or walked in the park and enjoyed the fresh air and blue skies. With so much to get done in a day it’s easy to forget that stress levels spike, often leading to lower productivity, reduction in concentration, even may result in irritability. Now that you know some of the reasons and symptoms it’s time to get your work-life balance in check. Here are a few steps you can take to get that love my job feeling and still have time to enjoy the things you like to do.
Work Balance: Be efficient with your time at work
Plan your day’s work, separate routine tasks that seem unnecessary. Converse this with your manager and clarify your ability to be more productive which will add more value to your work.
Taking a break between tasks clears the mind and lets you start new tasks with a fresh mind and outlook. At the end of a day’s work you’ll feel a sense of achievement and satisfaction which will result in you feeling ready to embrace the things you like to do. Now leave it behind you.
Life-balance: Be healthy and content
Getting the balance right and identifying the difference of what’s necessary and recognizing the need for downtime is nearly an art in itself. Because of being “always connected” work has crept into most people’s downtime but learn to recognise and separate the necessary and the need for downtime. Practice (at least !) unplugging the devices, and learn how to disconnect for a healthy and contented work-life balance.
Task: Unplug this weekend, but before you do look and listen to this https://youtu.be/xMuP-yjaqrc
Consideration: None – Just do it !
4. Career Change
I came across a guy recently who started out his career in the financial sector. He worked for some years in a very comfortable office space, coffee on tap and with a view of the river. He recognized after some time that the financial sector wasn’t rocking his boat – on that river – and it was time for new challenges in a new direction! With dedication, lots of hard graft, self-learning and a passion for coffee he is now the owner of a successful coffee emporium and roastery. If your boat isn’t being rocked enough, it could be a good time and opportunity to consider your options looking to new challenges. And I wish you success in doing it.
Task: Take time out and start planning
Consider: Having coffee at 3fe
5. Happiness is loving what you do
Whatever you do in career and life. Love it…
We finish with a quote from Albert Schweizer, Theologist and winner of the 1952 Nobel Peace prize.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. Albert Schweitzer