Tips To Fall in Love With Your Job Again

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With Valentine’s Day upon us, love is in the air and you might find yourself asking - Are you and your job a match made in heaven? Are you fulfilled at work? Or are you having trouble with your work relationship?

Like all relationships, there can be bumps in the road. Sure you don’t always get along, or you might find yourself looking elsewhere for satisfaction. Maybe you're bored, or dreaming of something better or just different? Is it time to leave and end the love affair while you still can?

If you're feeling uninspired or disconnected from your job, these tips will help you reignite your passion and fall in love with your work again. Learn how to find meaning, discover new interests, and get advice on finding fulfilment in your career.

Here are 6 ways to relight the fire and fall in love with your job again.

6 ways to fall in love with your job again

Six ways to fall in love with your job again include:

  • Understand the reasons why you might be feeling disappointed.
  • Do more of what you love.
  • Have a change of scenery.
  • Take a break.
  • Create space or distance between each other.
  • Take a trip down memory lane.

Understand the reasons why you might be feeling disappointed

Think about whether or not it’s the job that is impacting your attitude towards work, or whether it’s your boss, your circumstances or the culture. It’s important to understand the reasons why you might be feeling disappointed, run-down or frustrated at work, in order to discover how to fall in love with your job again.

According to the Chartered Management Institute, bad managers and toxic work culture cause one in three UK workers to quit their job. Having a poor relationship with your managers or other employees could be negatively impacting your own feelings towards your job.

However, if you find that you still enjoy the company you work for, you may want to consider switching departments or bringing up any problems or queries with a senior member of staff. Give yourself the opportunity to work with others to determine whether you don’t like the job before you quit or hand in your notice. Small changes can have a significant impact on whether you can love your job again.

Do more of what you love

When you love your job, it doesn't feel like work at all! Like anything in life, doing things that motivate and inspire you can have a positive impact on your understanding and relationship with your job. It’s practically impossible to love every part of your job and it’s not like you can just do the things you enjoy most, but you can lighten the load and share the responsibility.

According to StandOutCV, only 17% of British workers claim to love their job. Even exciting jobs have boring days or repetitive tasks, and it can be important to do things that can also make your life easier, less stressful and therefore more enjoyable. Anticipating what you need and how you can positively contribute to the company.

Delegate responsibility and make sure there is value in your choice and that you’re not just pushing your unwanted or unloved tasks onto others. Allow others the opportunity to grow and expand their skills, and give yourself more time to focus on what it is you love about your job.

Have a change of scenery

Changing your environment or view can also change your outlook on your career, leading to reduced stress, higher productivity and creativity. Consider changing your workspace or desk around to suit you and make your day easier, more organised and efficient. 

A dark work area with little light, air or scenery can greatly affect your mood, productivity and passion for your work. An appealing and organised space with natural light and greenery can boost productivity and your outlook on work, as well as give you a more appealing and enjoyable work experience.

Consider working outdoors or if you work from home, get out of the house and work from a coffee shop or different room in the house for an hour of the day. Changes to your home or office can greatly impact your overall well-being and lead to sharper focus and a whole new-found love for your job.

Take a break

It’s important at work to take regular breaks to avoid burnout and ensure that you remain happy and enthusiastic about your job. According to research by Integrated Facilities Management Services provider, 14Forty, 73% of people agree that taking regular breaks throughout the workday is the secret to a happier workplace.

This means that by breaking up the workday, it is possible to notice a positive change or improvement in your behaviour and attitude towards your job. You can never love your job if you don’t even allow yourself a break to relax.

A break in the day can reduce the overwhelming feelings of stress, and result in not only sharper thinking and increased activity, but also make you enjoy your work when you return to the task.

Find creative ways to take breaks e.g. meditate, go for a walk or play a quick game. If you find that you feel like you don’t have the time, make the time. If you are overworking without respite or a moment to collect your thoughts, refresh or have a bite to eat, it is possible to feel overwhelmed by feelings of stress and actually decrease your productivity.

Create space or distance between each other

Absence makes the heart grow fonder and it can be the same with your job. You don’t have to cling to your emails, or rearrange your time off to keep an eye on the business.

Utilise your annual leave and learn how to switch off from work. That means no social media stalking or checking emails! Completely disconnect and give yourself time to think about something other than work.

When it’s time to go home for the day, ensure that you distance yourself from your work responsibilities during your time off so that when it’s time to return to work you aren’t dreading it but ready to embrace it with open arms.

Take a trip down memory lane

Remind yourself what it is that you enjoy about your job and remember the good old days! If there is a way to go back to the way things were, you might just need to remind yourself of what you are capable of and how you want to proceed moving forward.

Rekindle your relationship with your job with a trip down memory lane to help you remember your career goals and remind you of where you started and how far you’ve come. You might find that you are unhappy with the trajectory of your career or that your priorities have changed. Think about ways to get back on track or reconsider what it is you want to achieve.

If when you started working for the company, there was an abundance of great opportunities to network or things to do, but now there isn’t, discuss this with your manager. Organise a work social, business lunch or attend networking events to create a positive attitude that could benefit the whole company. 

Time for a new job?

Not in your perfect job? No chance you'll fall back in love with your job all over again? If you are thinking about changing jobs, our recruitment specialists might be able to help you find pastures new. 

Why not check out all the latest jobs or upload your CV and one of our expert consultants will be in touch when a relevant opportunity becomes available. 

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