The Four most important tasks you should do Every Day To Be Happier At Work
Today I am not going to provide you with a natural remedy for your problem but I will tell you some secrets where you don't need medicine to work for you.Whether you’re having a down day in a job you love or know it’s time to make a big change, the truth is that you’re here now.Instead of complaining about work, the best thing you can do to improve your circumstances is to shift your mindset. Know that everything is temporary.Change your current frustration, anxiety, and a never-ending to-do list into an opportunity to learn, grow, and set yourself up for what’s to come. Here’s how to make the most of a challenging situation while you’re in it:
1. Find ways to integrate your interests and passions into your work.If you’re not getting the projects you want at work, see if there’s a way you can work with what you have to build skills and do what you love. If you’re a yogi, ask if you can teach a weekly or monthly office yoga class. If you really love planning events, see how you can get involved in more event-based projects. Make your passion known to your manager, so he or she can accommodate you. And of course, finding elements of your passion in what you already do is a surefire way to stay happy at work.“Before you take steps down a specific career path and get a degree in a specialized area, make it your mission to figure out what it is you’re passionate about. Take a trip to a place you find interesting. Go on a hiking expedition, a mediation practice in Tibet, or just explore what there is to do in your own backyard," La Londe says. "You may discover that what excites you is something that doesn’t require you to go to a university or you may find that there’s a degree tailored specifically to your fine-tuned interest.According to a national survey conducted for CareerBuilder in 2016, only 32 percent of college grads landed jobs related to their major. Shouldn’t you take the risk of of doing something you love vs. doing something that feels safe?“A lot of people have a deep-seated notion of what they want to do but they think it doesn’t add up to a choice that others will approve of," La Londe says. "I was a computer geek that started out as a business major. I applied for business school because I thought it would look good on my resume. I was extremely bored with all of my business classes, but I was very excited about my philosophy and Japanese classes. It turns out that the latter two classes were great complements to my already business-centered mind. Follow your passion and I guarantee it will feed you even though it may not always appear that way from the beginning.
2. Take 10 to prioritize and avoid regretting of yourself.Instead of wasting time and doing nothing set aside 10 to 20 minutes of your day to look at the big picture. Take half of that time to meditate, and use the other half to create a to-do list based on what comes up. Focus on what you have rather than regretting and thinking of what you want.Always thank god for giving you such a beautiful and healthy life.Acceptance of what is,is real happiness.When you look at your list of end goals, what are the means goals that will take you there? Now is the time to get specific and bring more clarity and precision to your end goals. This is where action comes in.If one of your end goals is to be a courageous person, means goals can include striking up conversations with strangers, going sky diving, or speaking in front of an audience. Remember that if one strategy doesn't work out, there's always another route. So stay flexible and always keep your eyes on the prize.Living life true to yourself isn't something that happens by chance — it happens by choice. So, follow the steps above to define what you really want out of life and start taking action.Instead of fearing what can go wrong if you act, fear what will happen if you don't.
3. Practice patience and gratitude when the day throws you a curveball.We all have days when our to-do lists only seem to grow longer, or we set out to accomplish a set of tasks that we don’t even touch. Putting out fires, attending last-minute meetings, and having real-time, in-person brainstorms can be frustrating with a lot on your plate, but it means that you’re doing something right and that you’re needed. It often happens during times of growth—take a step back to be grateful for the opportunity, know that you’re valued, and make sure to prioritize (and communicate) what must be done before the day or week ends.Whatever the situation comes in life,you should deal it with patiently and take the right decision.Honor and accept yourself as you are in this moment. People tease me because I tend to say, “It is what it is,” but I feel it is so true. Sometimes life gives us lemons! I find this simple practice of being honest helps me laugh a little, and humor becomes a window for me. I can look through and see that I am doing my best with what I am given. Or I can up my game, rev up my research, and punch up my positive attitude! Try to slow down your yoga practice. If you're practicing only fast-paced vinyasa, add longer holds on some postures whether they're dynamic or restorative postures, a 90-second hold versus a five-breath hold will inform your nervous system differently. Asana is a great tool for witnessing transformation and cultivating patience.
4. Untangle tough projects by listening closely and asking for help when you need it. We’ve all been handed a project that's a mess from the get-go, and nobody enjoys correcting something that went wrong. However, this can be a huge opportunity to be honest with yourself and better understand your strengths and weaknesses. First and foremost: listen. What went wrong? Think of what you can do to prevent that from happening again. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need to. Solving big problems can have big payoffs, but it's important to check your ego at the door.There's opportunity everywhere if you peel back the layers and allow yourself to see it. We recommend keeping a journal of what you like, don’t like, and what you could use improvement on (be honest!). Take a closer look at how every curveball, tough project, or race against the clock can be an opportunity to flex your strengths and work on your skills.But remember that you have 0% control on people and their thinking but you have 100% control on yourself.Read more
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