3 Things You Can Do To Feel More Fulfilled At Work

Monday, September 7, 2020, 6:00 PM | Leave Comment

Sick of your job? You certainly aren’t alone. Before you quit, however, it’s worth trying a few of these steps to see if they help.

There’s a chance they won’t, of course, but at least you’ll be able to say you tried.

I love my job and I feel for anyone who doesn’t.

In a perfect world, we could all pursue our passion. We’d all be able to exclusively work jobs we loved all the time. And no career would ever feel like a job. Every day would be enjoyable.

Yet we don’t live in a perfect world. Sometimes even a job you love can wear on you. Even your passion can leave you feeling burnt out. When that happens, try one of the following tactics. You might be surprised at how much it helps.

  1. Start Asking Questions

    First and foremost, get curious. Start exploring new fields. Start questioning your surroundings and seeking to learn more about your workplace.

    Is there anything you’d like to know more of in terms of your industry? Pursue it. Curious about a job your colleague does? Research it. Wondering what alternative career paths are available? Speak up.

    By asking questions and actively trying to learn, you’ll be more engaged. And by being more engaged, you’ll improve yourself. And by improving yourself, you’ll gain greater satisfaction than you would have simply by stagnating.

  2. Set Specific Goals

    Speaking of self-improvement, every single day should be spent in the pursuit of being better. Even if it’s something small, like drinking a bit less coffee, you should seek to positively change something about yourself and your routine every day. A constant drive for self-improvement can be a great way to ensure you’re never left feeling like you’ve wasted the day.

    Because a day spent trying to better yourself is always worthwhile.

  3. Communicate and Collaborate

    Finally, humans are social creatures. We don’t do well in isolation. So with that in mind, take a step back and ask yourself: When’s the last time you spoke to one of your colleagues about something other than work?

    When’s the last time you spoke up in a meeting about an idea you had or the last time you simply stopped by a co-worker’s desk to socialize? Chances are you might be feeling a bit run down because you’re treating yourself like a machine.

    You’re showing up to work and forgetting that you aren’t alone there. You’ve got colleagues. Coworkers. Friends.

    Socialize. Immerse yourself in office culture. Enjoy the company of others. So long as it’s not interfering with your ability to do your job, this socialization can go a long way towards making your day, and your job, brighter.

Maybe The Problem Isn’t You

If at the end of the day, you do your best to seek greater fulfillment and enjoyment out of your career and your efforts still fall flat, maybe you aren’t the issue. Some workplaces are simply toxic. But fortunately, they’re few and far between.

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Brad Wayland is the Chief Strategy Officer at BlueCotton, a site with high-quality, easy-to-design custom t-shirts.

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