Seven ways to enjoy your job
Sam Wilson, May 26, 2014
Maybe you love your job, maybe you hate it, maybe you’re somewhere in between - whichever category you fall into, you should always be looking to get as much out of your job as possible. There are loads of different actions you can take to make sure you’re enjoying your job as much as you can. Here’s Career Savvy’s chosen cream of the crop.
Get Enough Sleep
There are often different figures quoted for exactly how many hours of sleep you really need. To be safe, it’s advisable to get around six to eight hours to make sure you’re fit and functional for the next working day. Nobody likes a tired, grumpy bore at work every morning.
It might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you’re thinking of how to enjoy your job more, but it certainly helps. By being well-dressed and presentable every day, you’ll feel better about yourself and go to work feeling more positive as a result.
Personalise Your Workspace
Having a faceless, dull workspace isn’t going to help you hit maximum productivity, and after all, many of you will spend most of your day at your desk. By dressing it up with personal touches and making it a clean, comfortable place to work, you might not begrudge being there for so many hours of the day.
Don’t Waste Your Lunch Break
Your lunch isn’t all about devouring those distinctly mediocre sandwiches you so lovingly prepared last night. It’s also a time to relax, take a mental break and maybe get some fresh air. Use the time wisely!
Make the Most of Your Annual Leave
With no days booked off or holidays planned, work has the tendency to drag on a little. Having something on the horizon to look forward to can make every day at work that bit easier and gives you something to work towards; even if it’s just a short break away somewhere local.
Switch Off After You Leave Work
Even if you love your job, it’s not healthy to become consumed by your work. When you get home it’s best to switch off, relax and recharge ready for the next day. Sometimes you’re not just physically tired from work - thinking about your job all the time can be mentally draining too.
Have a Long-Term Plan
It’s easy to see why some jobs, despite not being all that bad, can soon start to seem dead-end. By making long-term plans for the future - pushing for a promotion at your current workplace, moving on to a different company or maybe even travelling abroad - you can avoid getting bogged down in your current job.