Tips To Re-Love Your Work

By Jinhuang Saw | Education

Jul 05

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." - Steve Jobs

Or put classically; Do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life.

We see this printed on motivational posters, bumper stickers, and encouraging note cards. We incorporate it into commencement addresses. Heck, it’s even embroidered on the occasional throw pillow.

But, does this treasured piece of advice even ring true? Will finding a career that you’re insanely passionate about make your entire life feel like one big tropical vacation?

No, we don’t think so. In fact, it’s perfectly normal to love your job and simultaneously recognize the fact that it’s hard work.

That’s right—just because you sometimes feel stressed, overwhelmed, or even a little tired doesn’t mean that you’re in the wrong line of work. Here are some facts that debunk that infamous (and misleading) proverb which we should keep in mind.

Work Is Not Play - Yes, work and play are two vastly different things. Work requires exertion and effort in order to pay the bills and put food on the table, whereas play is all about fun and enjoyment.

Unlike fun, work isn’t always something that you want to do—it’s something that you need to do. And, chances are, when what you love turns into your job, you just might not love it as much anymore.

And when that starts to happen, try re-kindling your relationship with work with these simple suggestions:

  • Engage in self-refection.
    - Figure out what changed, what caused you to disconnect from work. "When you can identify the parts of your job that are causing you grief, it makes it easier to come up with a plan to address the issues, either with individuals or with yourself,"- senior content manager.
  • Talk to the boss.
    - If you have lost interest in your daily work or feel stagnant, it may be a sign that you are ready to take on new tasks or more responsibilities.
  • Make friends.
    - You don't have to love all your co-workers, but you should make an effort to become friends with at least one or two. Having a close confidant, lunch buddy or other trusted friend in the office can transform your attitude toward your workday. "It provides an outlet for safe and confidential discussions, allowing you to talk about concerns or analyze management actions or communications without being perceived as a gossiper or alarmist," - career coach.
  • Take advantage of the perks.
    - When your job is feeling less than perfect, it's a good time to take stock of the other benefits your employer provides. Maybe your company provides employees with free gym memberships, stocks the break room with snacks, offers onsite child care or allows flexible work arrangements. Tapping into these or any other company perks for personal enrichment within the work setting to offset the daily grind will make you feel more valued as an employee. It may also reduce the frustration you feel in other areas of your job.
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