So you’re walking around the house hating your job and singing ‘work sucks, I know’? You need a shift in perspective so you can stop saying ‘I hate my job so much’ all the time.
Before we start our lives as working adults, and especially when we’re college seniors, we might romanticize about work. We might find ourselves daydreaming about how we’ll be conquering the world with our skills and talents. And how we’ll be earning money by the day, and sipping margaritas at business parties by night.
Although, unfortunately, a few months after you start working, you might find yourself gulping down beers with your friends. All while you constantly complain about hating your job while they roll their eyes and listen to the same old story.
So how do you continue to work at a job you absolutely hate (without losing your sanity)?
Even though it might not always be possible to turn any job into a dream job, it is possible to bridge the distance between hate and love for your job and find a bearable middle ground to stop hating your job.
1. List down the things that make you say ‘I hate my job so much!’
Write out a hate letter to your job. (Don’t send it in to your boss) but get those feelings out on paper to better understand why you keep saying, ‘I hate my job so much.’ Once you’ve done that, evaluate if you can make any changes to stop hating your job.
Some things to think about while you do that:
- Will another job solve the problems that make you hate your current job?
- If not, can you change something in your own mindset to solve those problems?
The fact remains that all jobs come with a list of pros and cons. What you need to ask yourself is – ‘what are the cons I can deal with’?
2. Release the negativity to stop hating your job
Your friends might be annoyed by your constant venting about hating your job, but that’s what friends are for! So vent it out every chance you get, but while you do that, don’t forget to evaluate the content of your venting. And when a friend offers advice, don’t follow up with ‘no.. but.’ Instead, try and hear what they have to say and think about whether their advice can work in your favor.
Crying can be good for you
If that doesn’t help, break down in the shower without any shame or guilt. Cry it out and let the toxicity out to stop hating your job. Once the negativity is released, you can look at your problems with a clearer mind, and thus find more effective solutions.
3. Reach out to colleagues and make friends at the job
Even though nothing else might be working out at the job, there are always people you can relate to. So don’t be stuck to your screen texting people ‘I hate my job so much.’ Try to find the ones who seem chill enough to share a couple of beers with.
This also helps with networking and finding new jobs when you’re hating your job!
At the end of the day, what you make of your time right now matters the most. So instead of constantly hating your job and dreaming of better things to come, reach out to people and find your office tribe!
Bonus: Bitching about your boss with office friends will be much more fun than with friends outside of work! Just be careful about who you share with!
4. Find another purpose to stop hating your job
Making money is a significant need to survive in the world. But does it have to be your only purpose in life?
Even if you have your dream career, it’s impossible to love all aspects of it at all times. Finding something outside of the job can help fulfill your sense of purpose and give you a boost in confidence and self-esteem.
Find a hobby or a skill to learn
You could cultivate or polish an existing hobby or put time into learning a new skill. Find anything that gets your mind off of hating your job, while giving you more meaning to the life you’re living.
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