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6 Top Tips for Increasing Your Job Satisfaction

Posted by on September 17, 2020 in Stuff with 0 Comments

A lack of career progression, a poor company culture, or a menial task list could be draining you of all morale, passion, and happiness. While it can be tempting to throw in the towel or to settle for a poor working life, you should take the steps to turnaround your working life.

If you want to enjoy every day of the working week in the future, don’t miss out on the below six top tips for increasing your job satisfaction.

1. Seek a Senior Title

Ask yourself whether you’re unhappy with your career or your current position. Your dissatisfaction could be due to a lack of career growth, which could be causing you to lose all motivation for a role. If so, you must take a more proactive approach to your career.

Enjoy greater job satisfaction by gaining additional qualifications, which could help you to embrace a new challenge and secure a senior title. For example, if you’re a registered nurse, you could train to become a family nurse practitioner. While it will require hard work and effort outside of your current role, it could help you to embrace a more rewarding position.

2. Befriend Positive Colleagues

Your pessimistic mindset could stem from your negative co-workers. If you’re spending time with people who are constantly complaining or display a bad attitude, their outlook on the role and company could be impacting your views.

Rather than wallowing in the workplace each day, you should take the time to befriend more optimistic colleagues, who you can talk to on your lunch break or over the water cooler. You also should avoid involving yourself in negative discussions that could impact your mood and job satisfaction.

3. Request More Responsibility

A lack of responsibilities could be causing you to lose all passion for your job and the business. If this is the case, it might be worthwhile requesting a meeting with your boss to find out if they would be willing to provide you with additional job responsibilities. They could welcome the offer to delegate additional tasks to you, which could take some of the pressure off their shoulders. Plus, it will prove to an employer that you care about the company and your performance.

4. Consider the Positives

A glass half full approach could improve your perception of your career. Rather than focusing on the skills you don’t possess and comparing yourself to your colleagues, you must look at the many benefits of your job.

For example, those menial jobs you hate could help a company to thrive, secure many people’s jobs, and help to improve the lives of others. If you look at the many benefits of your position, it could boost your job satisfaction and passion for a company.

5. Find a Better Work-Life Balance

A poor work-life balance could make you dread the next working day. If you’re spending many hours of the day at work, you might need to take some leave to relax and enjoy some quality time with your nearest and dearest.

You also could improve your work-life balance by:

  • Finishing work on schedule
  • Working from home when possible
  • Avoiding work calls and emails once you have left the business
  • Going on vacation

According to a recent study, an employee’s job satisfaction dips when they work more than 40 hours in a week. If this sounds like you, you must aim to develop a greater work-life balance, which can support your mental health and help you to maintain healthy relationships.

6. Stop Procrastinating

Procrastination is not only a productivity killer, but it could eat away at your job satisfaction. If you’re failing to hit deadlines or to tick off your goals, it could be due to you spending too much time reading celebrity news articles and browsing through social media.

Unfortunately, if you’re not completing projects on schedule or to a high standard, this could prevent you from securing a promotion or pay raise. As a result, your career plans and dreams could fail to come to fruition.

There are various steps you can take to stop procrastinating, such as:

  • Creating a timeline for completing various tasks and projects
  • Removing distractions – e.g. put your phone in a drawer and switch off the TV
  • Using incentives for completing projects
  • Taking regular breaks
  • Setting achievable goals

Various factors could cause your job dissatisfaction each working day. To fall back in love with your career and industry, you must look for ways to feel happier, which could vary from working your way towards a senior position to spending more time with positive employees.

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