“if you can’t be with the one you love, honey
Love the one you’re with” – Love the one you’re with by Stephen Stills
If you can’t be in the job you love, love the job you’re in. Everybody can love, everybody can work, but not everybody loves their work. Some may like it, some may simply tolerant it. However, is quitting the current job a good idea to make your life easier? When what people love become their responsibility, they tend to fed up with it. Instead of moaning and groaning about your unfulfilled ambition, let’s try to work smarter and learn to love what you have. Afraid of being stuck in that job for the rest of your life? Don’t worry, as you find a way to work smarter, you may get promoted or use your positive record to reach your ambitions. You may want to consider the following tips to work smarter from my own experience, which completely changed my life.
1.Refresh your workspace:
Renewal is a key factor in determining workplace engagement and productivity. Research by the Energy Project and Harvard Business Review proved that employees who take a break every ninety minutes report a thirty percent higher level of focus. During the breaks, you should go outside to get some fresh air, exercise or meditate.
2. Look at the bright side:
A little change every day in your perspective can do wonders to your attitude to your work. Instead of “I have so much to do today “, “another stressful day”, “I am stuck in endless tasks”, change your self-talk. “I need to accomplish 3 missions today”, “I’ll be stronger after this”, “I can learn something new from this task”. Everything has good side and bad side, pay more attention to the good side and you’ll see it’s not that much of a burden.
3. Know the differences between work smarter and work harder:
Don’t overwhelm yourself with a massive task list. Instead of keeping yourself busy all the time, focus on productivity. Give yourself 3 to 5 tasks a day and do your best to finish. If you still have time you can add a few more then. It’s better to figure out what really matters and learn to say no to save your precious time.
4. Learn from failure:
A bitter fact, everybody fails sometimes in their work. However, a smart worker learns from it and improves himself to avoid it next time. Analyzing what went wrong and fix it, you’ll feel proud of yourself.
5. Manage your time:
Multitasking is not always a good idea. It may sometimes slow you down and opening many tabs at the same time may slow your computer down as well. Plan everything, set yourself a deadline for each task and try your best to finish one by one.
6. Love yourself:
Keep yourself healthy is also important to be a smart worker. You can’t be productive if you get sick. Remember to get enough sleep, exercise and keep your mind relaxed to finish your work on time, or else it would take longer and longer hours, which is merely work harder, not smarter.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs.
Learn to love what you have and try to figure out the meaning of it. Who knows what awaits you in the future.