7 Ways to Fall in Love with Work

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and love is in the air.

But what happens when you have lost that loving feeling for your job? Yes, I said “job”. We spend more time at work than we do anywhere else, and it can be miserable when we want to “break up” with work.

Just like in a personal relationship, losing the love for your job can lead to disengagement, dissatisfaction, disconnection, depression, and overall despair. Before you think about breaking up with your job, consider the fact that there are plenty of ways to rekindle the flame.

Here are 7 Ways to Fall in Love with Work:

  1. Look for a Little Love

It’s unrealistic to think or expect you’ll love 100% of your job, but it doesn’t need to be an all or nothing situation. Identify the parts of your job that you really enjoy, that you’re really good at, and that energize you, and find ways to do those more often. What you focus on will grow.

 

  1. Be Adventurous

Trying new things can be the spice of life, and the same holds true in the workplace. Seek out new opportunities, bust out of that comfort zone, and try something you’ve never done before. A new challenge is thrilling and can reignite your passion.

 

  1. Pop the Champagne

Regardless of whether or not you’re formally recognized for your contributions, value, and accomplishments, you need to celebrate on your own. Keep that bottle of bubbly on ice at all times, and remember to congratulate yourself on a job well done.

 

  1. Change Positions

If your current position isn’t floating your boat any longer, then look around and see if there’s an opportunity in another department, with another team, or under another manager. Sometimes a change of scenery or a change in responsibilities can bring back the love.

 

  1. Play Mind Games

Never underestimate the power of a positive attitude and mindset. Whether it’s through daily affirmations and mantras, meditation, or inspirational quotes, surrounding yourself with an abundance of positive energy helps to drown out the negative noise.

 

  1. Join the Group

Isolation leads to loneliness and lethargy. Get motivated by getting involved…join a club, a group, activity at work or Women ON Point. Step away from your desk and invite a co-worker to lunch. Accept an invitation to happy hour and start having some fun.

 

  1. Embrace a Mentor

Seeking the guidance and advice of a more seasoned or experienced professional can provide some much needed perspective to get back on track and fall back in love with your job.

 

There is a lot of love at Women ON Point, and we LOVE to shine a big, bright light on our alumni.

 

Check out this month’s Success Spotlight and please help us congratulate these amazing women!!

Brittany BarberWomen ON Point Alumni, Chicago 2017

Brittany works at the University of Minnesota in the College of Education and Human Development and was recently promoted from Associate Development Officer to Development Officer!!

Brittany says, “Thank you for the role all three of you played in my development as a professional, a mom, and a woman in general. I hope to pay forward that life changing impact some day!”

 

Brittany Glenn Women ON Point Alumni, Minneapolis 2018

Brittany accepted a new role as Office Manager with United Forest Products!!

Brittany says, “I am grateful for the opportunity to attend Women ON Point. It empowered me be teaching me my strengths and how to empower others, and I created a network of amazing women who empower each other. This is the greatest support system and are led by amazing coaches and mentors!”

 

Laslie Boyer Women ON Point Alumni, Denver 2018

Based on what Laslie experienced at the summit, she decided to pay it forward by giving her entire team the DiSC assessment and training.

Laslie says, “I had the opportunity to learn about my leadership style using the DiSC, and it gave me another data point about myself and how I show up as a leader. I wanted to provide other with a similar opportunity to learn about each other and provide common language in describing themselves.”