How to Spice Up Your Relationship With Your Job
No matter how much you like your job as a virtual employee, there will inevitably come a time when you’ll feel less than happy with it. Sometimes, these feelings pass quickly enough, but there are times when you will feel like you’ve had enough of your job and you just want to quit.
What should you do when this happens?
Don’t surrender to the impulse to give up on your job. Sure, sometimes resigning your post is the best decision, but don’t ever make this choice without thinking it through. When you’re feeling disconnected from your job lately, you need to evaluate why you’re feeling this way and whether you really need to leave your current online work or if you can still salvage your relationship with your job.
If you have decided to stick to your virtual assistance post, here are some helpful tips on how to spice up your relationship with your job.
Reminisce a little.
Take yourself back to a time when you absolutely loved your job. Why did you feel that way? What aspects of your job made you enjoy it so much back then? There were surely times before when you felt like your job was perfect. Think back to those days and consider what has changed. Aside from making you feel good about your work, reminiscing will also help you see what’s causing you to feel disconnected from your job now.
Ask yourself what’s missing.
Now that you’ve done some thinking about the past, it’s time to ask yourself what’s changed and what’s missing in your day-to-day work now. Did your tasks or responsibilities change? Were these changes unwelcome? Did your client or boss change the way they’ve been treating you? Are you no longer emotionally fulfilled by what you’re doing? Have things become too repetitive? Asking yourself what’s missing will help you think of a way to solve the problem.
Disconnect to reconnect.
Spend some time away from work. Use up those leave credits you’ve accumulated or if you do project-based work, ask your client if you can stop taking on some projects for a while. Sometimes, stepping away from it all and taking a breather can work wonders. You can take a short vacation while you’re at it too, so you will feel refreshed and ready to go again when you get back.
Don’t focus on the bad stuff.
It’s easy to feel bad about your job if you keep on thinking about why you don’t like it. So instead of focusing on the negatives, think about the positives. Remind yourself why you think that this is a job worth keeping and you’ll become more motivated to make yourself feel better about your work.
When you feel like your job isn’t as enjoyable as before and your stress levels are reaching an all-time high, it’s time to reevaluate. Don’t quit your job immediately though! Try the tips above to spice up your relationship with your job first. Who knows? You might end up appreciating your job more once you’ve overcome this hurdle.
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