Unfortunately, there are a number of people going through life and not enjoying their jobs. This is not a good thing, as it can impact mental health and home life significantly. Sometimes no matter how much your employer tries to improve workplace happiness or increase motivation, it just isn’t enough, but it takes a huge amount of courage to leave a job in search of a more satisfying position – especially if it is something you have trained in.
If you are struggling to stay motivated and enjoy your current job and you are looking for a way to start enjoying your day to day while working, then hopefully these few tips will get you started and give you some ideas.
Make sure you are in a job you enjoy
If you have worked hard to gain qualifications and you did so because you enjoyed that field, you need to make sure you find a job in the field you studied, as this will ultimately make you happier. For example, if you trained in rheumatology, this is a rather specific role, so you need to make sure you are checking for rheumatology career openings instead of settling for something you aren’t passionate about and didn’t study for with a career in mind. This doesn’t mean you won’t have some off days at work, as all jobs are hard sometimes even if you love what you do, but it will definitely make you happier in the long term.
Try to find a job that allows hobbies
If your job doesn’t allow you enough time to enjoy your hobbies outside of work, this can impact how happy you are at work. This is because you will not be doing anything you love outside work and this leads to feeling down, stressed, and resentful of your current job. Being able to do your hobbies and other things that improve your life like going to the gym and exercising is a big way people manage to deal with a job they aren’t passionate about, so if you are not able to do them on top of working a job you do not enjoy, then it will be very hard to feel happy in your day-to-day life.
Get out of a toxic environment
If you find the environment you work in is a toxic one, then this will really impact how happy you are at work. You might not have to quit, however; if you are willing to raise the issue with HR or your manager, then you might be able to improve your working environment, but if it is ingrained in the company top to bottom, you need to get out. Taking it all in over time will lead you to feel depressed, and this will then spill over into your home life and make you resent going to work every day, which is not healthy. Toxicity in the workplace unfortunately is common, so do not put up with it (or stamp it out if you can) to increase your happiness.
If you are unhappy in your job and you find that it is too much to take anymore or that it may be affecting your home life, then these few tips may help you to get to a happier place while working or give you some action items to move forward on in order to improve your situation.