How to Power Through Work You Don't Enjoy



Are you working in a position you don’t love? If you are, you’re certainly not alone. Many employees today are in positions just to pay the bills, even though they aren’t happy. Making it through the day can therefore be a challenge.

If you strongly dislike your job, then perhaps it’s time to move on. However, it can take a while to land a new position. Until then, here are some tips for powering through your day:

Focus on the positive.

If you’re constantly thinking about what you don’t like about work, then your mindset will follow suit. Instead, try to focus on the silver linings. Do you have a short commute? Is there a co-worker you’ve become close friends with? Are there certain aspects of your role you do enjoy? Your attitude follows your thoughts, so try to stay focused on the positive.

Reward yourself.

When you have something to look forward to at the end of each day or each week, it will make the time go by faster. Whether it’s a Friday night dinner with friends or a workout that helps reduce stress, having events to get excited about and look forward to can make the work week more enjoyable.

Maintain good health.

If you’re unhappy at work, it’s easy to go down the path of eating too much junk food, drinking too much alcohol, staying up late and sleeping in. However, this will simply make you feel worse. Instead, try to be healthy through a balanced diet, plenty of sleep and regular exercise.

Talk to your boss.

If you don’t like your job, perhaps a change in environment will help. For instance, these days, telecommuting has become the norm. Do you have a job where you can work from home? Would telecommuting enhance your enjoyment of work? If so, talk to your boss about changing your work schedule and arrangement, so you can find out if they’re open to a change.

Get help from an employment agency.

If you’re ready to jump ship, but want a new job first, let a professional employment agency help you find one. They can connect you with a range of rewarding opportunities, even those not always advertised publicly. In addition, they can give you insight into each company’s work culture, so you can find the right-fit position for you.

Ready to get started and move on?

As one of Helena, Montana’s top employment agencies, we’ll work with you to learn about your skills, background, goals and needs. We can then connect you with job opportunities that are a better match for you, so you love your work life again. To get started, search our jobs now.