There is no perfect job. Despite the interest, dedication, and passion you have towards your career, there will be days when you feel uninspired, stuck, or just purely out of it. When things have become quite a routine, one can instantly feel boredom or tiredness towards his/her job. Nevertheless, it is important to know that it is a fleeting feeling. For now, you may feel this, and it is okay. You can acknowledge the feeling, but what’s important is you do not dwell on it. Dwelling on negativity will bring nothing but bad results. When you focus on the negatives, may it be a coworker, the workplace, or the workload, you will only end up drowning. Since it is a normal occurrence, one must know how to deal with these negativities.
Ways to Address Negativities
Ill feelings towards or relating to your job can be due to a number of reasons. Lack of sleep, doing the same things every day, lack of interaction with colleagues or other people, and not having time outdoors are some of the possible reasons for feeling down and defeated at work. No matter what the reason is, what’s important is how you address it. There are several ways to stop this negativity from piling up, you can try Workingden’s suggested STOP technique. Some request for a day or two off from work to have a refresher. Another simple step you can try is by voicing out daily affirmations for work.
With the current setup of working from home, you have little to no time mingling with your work friends or colleagues. You don’t have someone near you with whom you can instantly share the same feelings or struggles. Nevertheless, this shouldn’t leave you sulking. You can try another simple step to uplift your mood that is by voicing out daily affirmations for work.
Your words matter. No matter how short these words, phrases, or sentences are, they affect anyone who hears them, especially yourself. Be careful of what you say and who you say it to. Even the simple line “This is too much,” or “I can’t do this” can instantly pull you down. Make it a point to say nothing but good things. You can have affirmations for coworkers, for your workplace, and yourself. You can turn it into a habit of declaring positive affirmations for success at work. Soon enough, you can turn your frown upside down and get your mojo back in accomplishing task after task at work.
Start the day with positive affirmations
Begin your day expressing gratitude for waking up, and having the chance to report to work. Starting your day with rants or negative things will only bring your mood down. Complains about anything and everything is inevitable, but try your best to keep them at bay especially during the start of your day. However, when you start the day with good words, it will radiate towards your day. Whatever you say will reflect how your day will unfold.
1. I am thankful for today.
2. It’s going to be a good day today.
3. Being able to work here is a blessing.
4. I will overcome life and/or work struggles today.
5. This day is another step for me to achieve my goals.
At times, work can get overwhelming. Just the mere checking of emails, answering phone calls, the long and tiring commute to and from work, long hours sitting in front of the computer, and meetings after meetings from the start until the end of the day can feel suffocating for some. Before starting on your tasks at work, express positivity with these lines. These one-liners might seem simple, but they mean a lot. Repeat these lines before work to have that extra push of inspiration and motivation to start your workday.
1. Today, I’m going to accomplish many things.
2. I got this.
3. The tasks may be difficult but I can accomplish them.
4. I can improve.
5. I can address these issues one at a time.
6. I learn new things and I can improve my skills through these struggles (at work).
Being able to work during this time is something to be thankful for. Express gratitude towards your colleagues as well as you both undergo the same struggles and share achievements at the workplace. Working in a team not only spreads the workload, but it also allows you to meet new people, and learn from them. You can learn new tricks of the trade from seniors as well as new techniques to new members of your teams or company. Take meetings and collaborative work as windows of opportunities.
1. I am thankful for my colleagues.
2. My colleagues understand and help me.
3. I enjoy working here.
4. I learn new things from my coworkers.
5. I won’t be able to finish all these if it weren’t for my coworkers.
Looking at the bigger picture, your job helps you sustain your lifestyle now. You won’t be able to enjoy your coffee from your favorite cafe if it wasn’t for your job. You won’t be able to enjoy some days of traveling locally or internationally if it wasn’t for your job. For some, they are able to send family members to school or help with their family expenses if it wasn’t for their jobs. These are some things to take into consideration. You can turn these lines into reminders for yourself from time to time.
1. I am able to save up for my future because of this job.
2. I have dreamt about this before, and I am glad that I am living in it now.
3. I continue to learn new things about myself, my job, my colleagues, and the industry I’m in.
4. I’m going to do better things tomorrow.
5. All my sacrifices are worth it.
As cliche as this sounds, whatever you put out into the world comes back to you. Incorporate these positive affirmations into your habits, and you’ll be reaping nothing but positive things soon.