Even the best jobs can get you down and make you depressed sometimes. The fastest way to snap out of it isn’t to rage quit, its put things into perspective and elevate your mood.
It doesn’t matter if you’re working your dream job, there will be days when every exchange will make you feel bad about yourself. Suite 101 suggests the key is to remember that even if you feel overworked and under-appreciated, at least you have a job. It can be rough, but at least you’re being paid for your trouble.
That can be easier said than done, especially on bad days, so remember to keep work and life in balance and get out of the office when you can. Leave on time, or find an activity outside of the office that’s rewarding but forces you to leave at a regular time.
Most importantly, keep in mind that your job isn’t your life. Even if you love your job, it’s still called work for a reason, and the workday will eventually be over. What are some of your tips for staying positive even when your job gets you down? Do you just walk out, or try to cope? Share your tips in the comments.
- “How Are We Going to Pay for That?” – 3 moms who found work-life balance and will never ask that again (theinsider.retailmenot.com)
- How to Stay Focused at Work (wisebread.com)
- How to stay motivated while working from home (mnn.com)
- A Serious Case of SAHM Envy (blogher.com)