Are you sick of doing a job you have to do and hating it? Are you ready to make your day-to-day work life more rewarding? Are you wanting to know how to love work?
There’s a simple way to make that happen.
The Day-to-Day Grind
Sometimes work can be slow, painful, and monotonous. So often work is decided for us. We don’t get to choose what we do.
Even when we do get to choose, there are so many tasks that have to get done that seem to go on forever. There are admin tasks, financial tasks, and personal tasks that continue to creep in and require our attention.
How to Love Work
The thing that makes most people struggle with work is desire. We either don’t like what we’re doing or we like something more. How do we improve that desire? How do we love work?
By following these three simple steps.
- Understand Your Purpose: When all you do is shuffle paperwork all day, your life seems boring. Who wouldn’t hate to work like that? If instead you realize that filling out that paperwork means that someone gets a much needed check, gets their utilities turned on or receives a product that will improve their life, your job seems less like monotony and more like destiny. Focus on how your work makes a difference in the lives of people it effects.
- Enjoy Your Work: There are two ways to enjoy your work. The first is to gravitate toward tasks that you enjoy. Find these tasks to motivate you. Use them as rewards for doing tasks you don’t like. The second option is to find ways to make the tasks you don’t like enjoyable. Play music. Make a game out of it. Imagine you’re an athlete, and cheer silently when you complete something. Find ways to inject fun.
- Reward Yourself: When you complete a task, give yourself a reward. Get creative and unique. Make every tenth reward twice as big.
If you want to know how to love work then understand why you do what you do, find ways to enjoy it, and reward yourself. Then you can not only love your work, but you can have a greater effect in the lives of your customers and coworkers.