Find the meaning in your work and give thanks for that. Your work has a purpose -- look for the greater connections and benefits that you provide. Knowing that you are making a difference in other people's lives will energize you to devote more attention to what you do.
Is it wrong to just be happy in your current situation, even if it's not ideal? You are in charge of your own happiness. Let that sink in for a moment. Your happiness is not contingent on your job, your current boyfriend/girlfriend or the material things you own
We are all guilty of comparing our lives to others'. It probably started in pre-historic times with who had the best cave painting. When I was a kid growing up in the U.S., it was called "keeping up with the Joneses," whoever they were.
If you hate your job, you have to act on it. You have to either figure out how to improve your current work situation or you have to find another job where you can be happy. The only option you don't have is to do nothing, because staying in that job you hate can make you sick.
The poster was simple yet profoundly insightful. Though many of us in the developed world are fortunate enough to consider ourselves free of the pains of poverty, many toil under the daily void of meaning. And this void exists all over.
Is your current job leaving you feeling blue? Even the best jobs have the chance to turn into something you no longer yearn for. Some say all good things must come to an end, but in the case of a bad job, it's best not to put off your departure.
Here's a question I get asked a lot: "How do I know when it's time to get a new job." Yeah, we try hard to keep a job alive and vibrant, colorful and inspiring. But for most of us, there inevitably comes a point where it's time to move on.
Connecting with people, having an impact, even a small one, makes me happy at work. Try it. The next time you are in a seminar or workshop or some other similar situation, try to learn everyone's name before you go.
Over the years, I've realized that I admire a lot of people I work with. Something intrigues me about a person, and as we spend more time together I often find that the initial attraction turns to admiration. I turn into a groupie.