7 Ways to Love Your Job More

Instead of quitting the job you’re unhappy in, try having a change of heart.

Do you love your job? This Valentine’s Day, instead of looking for a new job, consider ways you can learn to love your current job more. Whether you already feel passionate about what you do, or if you’re in a position that isn’t quite your dream job, there are things you can do to improve how you feel about your work.

Messy DeskChange your surroundings. Consider the environment you work in each day. Is your work area cluttered and dirty? Organizing and cleaning your space can help to clear your mind. Try brightening the area by letting in more natural light.





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Appreciate the people you work with. Try to find common ground with your coworkers. Not only will you benefit from strong relationships, but your coworkers are also a great resource for learning and mentorship.





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Take on for new tasks. Sometimes, when we feel like we get stuck in a job rut, it’s because we’re bored. Volunteer to take on more or different duties.





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Learn something new. Immerse yourself in learning more about your company and your industry. Find a local class or training that will help you improve your skills and knowledge. Try changing the way you work by altering your routine, or trying to find the most efficient techniques of doing your job. Making a small change can make a big difference.




iStock_000014683367_DoubleChange your attitude. Chances are, even if you don’t love your whole job, there are probably parts of it that you do like. Find the tasks that you do love, and focus on them, downplaying the less appealing parts of your job.





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Change your perspective. Think about the significance of what you do; sometimes that helps create a better outlook. Are you making a product? Providing a service? Try thinking of the big picture instead of focusing on smaller daily tasks.





iStock_000084578833_FullTake pride in your work. Finally, keep in mind that your job doesn’t define you, but how you do it does. Take pride in your job, and learn to appreciate the work you’re doing.





At Penmac, we love the work we do because our job is to help you find one you love. If you’re looking for tips or training to enhance your employment, stop by your local Penmac office today. Happy Valentine’s Day!