“When you enjoy what you do, work becomes play.”
Your work can represent eight hours of your day, which is a third of your life. It’s important to enjoy it as much as you can to live a happier life. How you feel about your work will also affect other aspects of your life including your sleep, health, relationships, interests and hobbies. Let’s get into the 5 ways to enjoy your work.
The first thing that is very important is to find work that you are Passionate about. Your work plays an important role in your life, as it will improve other aspects of your life.
So how can you find something that you are passionate about?
Look for other things in your life that you like doing. For example if you play guitar, you could open up your own guitar shop and even teach guitar lessons.
WORK FOR YOURSELF
The second factor that plays an important role in your enjoyment of work is to Work for Yourself or become your own boss.
If I would have to give you the number one reason to work for yourself, it would be that you would have more freedom and flexibility in your life, as you could create your own working hours and have more time to enjoy other things outside of work.
The third factor of enjoying your work is to truly make a Difference to people’s lives with your work. How many businesses out there truly make a positive difference to people?
Maybe McDonald’s is one of them? (Just Kidding)
Whether or not you work for yourself for someone else, try to find something that you can actually see that you are making a positive difference to people’s lives.
For example helping people grow their businesses, become happier, live healthier lives and so on.
The fourth factor to enjoy your work is to find Balance between your work and your free time. Learn to find your optimal working times and conditions.
If you’re working too hard and for long hours, you’re probably too stressed to enjoy your work, but not only that, it’s affecting the time outside of your work too.
In this scenario try to cut down your working time (provided you work for yourself) while maintaining the quality of your work and accomplishing what needs to be done within allocated time periods.
The fifth and final factor to enjoy your work is to actually focus on putting your Lifestyle needs before your work needs. This includes your own needs, family and friends.
After all, what is life without yourself, your family and friends?
You should start to spend time with the things that matter more than your work. You will start to enjoy your personal life much more, making your work also more enjoyable.
Remember, focus on enjoying your work alongside your lifestyle so that you can wake everyday bursting with energy!