5 Things to Look For In Your Next Job That Will Make You Way Happier

Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Conscious Living, Happiness & Humor, Thrive with 0 Comments

Jessica Sweet | Purpose Fairy

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“Yes, I’ve made a great deal of dough from my fiction, but I never set a single word down on paper with the thought of being paid for it … I have written because it fulfilled me … I did it for the buzz. I did it for the pure joy of the thing. And if you can do it for joy, you can do it forever.”  ~ Stephen King

So many people are unhappy in their jobs its become like an epidemic.

The trouble is, this unhappiness spills over into the rest of your life too. And what’s worse, you also miss out on the excitement of doing work that would have made you bubble over with joy.

It’s just not worth it to stay in a job that makes you miserable.

But how can you know what to look for in a job when you do get the courage up to make a move?

Not having these things now is what’s at the core of what’s making you depressed at work, so when it’s time, be sure you go after these elements.

Here are the 5 things to look for in your next job that are sure to make you way happier than this one.

1. Work that resonates with who you are.

If you don’t feel like your work resonates with who you are and what you care about, it’s going to feel like a job. And “job” is synonymous with “a drag”. No one gets up in the morning excited to go to a job. They get excited to do something they care about. Someone keen on helping people may consider being a nurse and could get a job with a nursing agency helping.

2. Work that allows you to be creative.

That doesn’t mean you have to be an artist or a writer. Just as long as you use your imagination, original ideas, or old ideas in new ways, you’re being creative. More and more, jobs are being taken over by robots. Don’t be a robot. Your creativity sets you apart.

3. Make an impact.

Making a difference doesn’t have to mean changing the whole world. Look for ways to make a difference in your community, in a leadership role or because the company you’ll be working for does something you care about. Stop shuffling papers, making widgets and crunching numbers.


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