How do you like your career? The reality is that we spend a majority of our hours we are awake at work, and if we hate our job, then we’re going to eat everything all day just for a regular form of entertainment and a much needed break.
During my program, Live More Weigh Less we spend so much time talking about how our jobs can be the main source of our agony and emotional eating, so I help the women I work with to not only find a job they love, but how to love the job we already have.
Even when we are actively creating a new business or seeking a new job, doing things to love the job we already have is critical. When are happy at work (even if we are planning on leaving) we have so much energy, space and joy to put towards our other projects.
Here are the exact steps you need to take in order to love the job you have, as soon as possible.
First. Learn your co-worker’s dog’s name.
Do you know the names of your co-worker’s spouse? What they are doing this weekend? Have you ever gone to happy hour and made it a point to not talk about work? No? It’s time to start getting to know the person in the cubicle next to yours. Real human connection makes our days more meaningful and helps them go by fast.
Second. Take time for yourself besides a detour to the vending machine.
The 5 minutes you spend picking between Wheat Thins and Oreos in the break room does not count as an actual break. Typically the only breaks we take during the day are to eat, and that’s usually because we feel guilty when we stop working, or we have no idea what to do next.
Instead, bring in a few magazines you love to peruse throughout the day, open the window and take some deep breaths, check out your favorite blog, walk around the block, or go get a 5-minute back massage at your local salon (doing this helped me kick my habit of eating 5 cookies a day).
Third. Clean up your space.
Your mood, productivity and happiness is linked to your environment. If you’re spending a majority of your time in a messy, dark, depressing office or cubicle, then you’re going to be messy and depressed. Cheer things up! Organize your papers in pretty folders, put fresh cut flowers on your desk. The prettier your space, the prettier you will be. I’m serious, take a shot at it.
I know it can be so easy to just aimlessly go through the motions of your day and do things like you’ve always done them, but if you really want to start liking your job and stop feeling the need to munch all day, then you need to follow the 3 simple steps above.
To hold yourself accountable, I want you to comment three things you’re going do next week below, so we can all cheer you on.
I know you want to get to know the people around you, take fun breaks and cheer up your space, your work is going to start being so much more fun and fulfilling even if you currently hate your job.
If you want more ideas on how to start to love your job or find a new career you love, check out my FREE webinar, Get Out of Body Jail. I can’t wait to hear about your plans!
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This article was written by Sarah Jenks from Huffington Post and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.