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How to fall in love with your job again

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You can definitely love your job! Saying you don't like your job because it is a boring work is just an excuse. Maybe, you are looking for more challenge. Do something better instead of just wishing things would just change.

Despite the competition, you work in an established company and you have an impressive and enviable job title, but still you find 101 things wrong about your job. Why not focus on that one attribute that makes your job interesting? It's like looking for a needle in a haystack, and imagine the joy when you find the needle. You will treasure it and talk about it until others find you and your story inspiring.

There are a few ways you can do that may help you change your present outlook about your job, and subsequently learn to love it. Decluttering is a good way to start. You never know how empowering and liberating it can be once you get rid of jammed drawers or overflowing emails. If you want to work independently, then find some aspects of your work that you can organize in a way nobody has done. And if you have the opportunity, raise your hand for a few responsibilities or short-term projects. This will refresh your focus and inspire you to think of project proposals for the company.

Link your interests to your job. If you like sports and making friends, join or come up with an activity with your colleagues. Running or biking with your co-workers is a good start. Keep track of your timing and efficiency or results which will indicate your improvements day by day to keep you going. You can also join company organized community service groups or teambuilding seminars.

Remember, when you outgrow your job, it's time to move on. In today's world, jobs are getting automated, your ability to learn will help you get the next better offer. Since energy is limited, channel your thoughts to improve upon your job situation. The choice is yours!

Handy Hints:

• Take a step back and identify what gives you more challenge

• Search for a few or new responsibilities to refresh your focus

• Join company organized activities or teambuilding seminars

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Source: Geet Mala Jalota, Special to Jobs & Careers

The writer is a practicing HRD consultant and speaker