We spend more than half of our waking hours working. Connecting those hours to something we love vs. hating every minute can make a significant difference in our happiness. Find a job you love and if you can’t find a job you love, find out how the job supports your passions. Your job can be how you earn enough money to surf or play music. You may not be passionate about the job, but you are passionate about what it enables you to do. The key is to put your job into the perspective of your passions or dreams.
Job crafting is one way to find more interest in your job. How can you make adjustments in your job so it leverages your strengths, calls on your passions, and changes the boring and routine tasks?
Find connections in your work. Do you connect with the vision of the company or your friends and teammates at work? Can you be passionate about helping you co-workers succeed or help your team complete a big project? Focus on how your work can make a difference in someone else’s life.
It is not about the job, it is about how you perceive and think about the job. You can focus on the reasons you hate it or you can focus how it adds to your life.
Find ways to love your work and you will be happier.