Is it obvious that everyone knows that you hate going to work every day? Your don’t really get along with your boss anymore everyone you work with annoys you at every opportunity. Thankfully, we have come up with some guidelines to help you through your bad work situation. We will review five steps you should take to make your awful job more manageable.
1. Organize Your Space
Sometimes having a messy office makes your surroundings stressful. It may help to get to work a little earlier than usual the next day so that you can do some long overdue organizing of your office space. Start by cleaning up the pile of paper that has built up and getting rid of anything that you don’t need. Next, throw away any food wrappers and unused office supplies to the garbage bin as well. Having a clean, roomy work area will make you feel lighter.
2. Escape the office
Sometimes it may be the environment that makes you hate your job verses the actual work. Try requesting to work from home to see if that lifts your spirits about your current job. This is an easier transition than finding a new job altogether. Working from home will allow you to be more productive and comfortable in your on space on a daily basis. However, if working from home isn’t a realistic option for you, make it a habit to grab lunch out of the office and taking full advantage of your coffee or smoke breaks.
3. Make Friends
While work is a place to get work done and not focus on socializing with your friends, it could be nice to take a break and catch up with some coworkers that you get along with. Getting out of the office for lunch can give you a fresh start to the day and help you get your work done when you get back to the office. While you will probably never be friends with all of your coworkers, you should at least try to bond with one of them. When you have at least one person in the office who you really like, you can always look forward to seeing that person every day.
4. Avoid competition
Starting a battle with coworkers over a promotion or new position can pose a lot of stress to your work environment. So instead of arguing and competing to outperform your coworkers every day, focus on yourself and compete with yourself.
5. Seek Perks
If you can’t think of one thing that you enjoy about your career, it’s time for you to change that. Since you’ve been working with the company for so long, you may be able to speak with your boss about more vacation time or other perks that they offer. You can use the days off to recharge which will only benefit you in the long run. Oh, and don’t forget about the promotion that you want. Asking for a bigger office or a more ideal parking spot will make any job seem better