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How can I stop feeling bad about the work I do?

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Last Updated: 01/01/2018 at 4:39am
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February 26th, 2015 5:31pm
To stop feeling bad about the work that you do, you have to think about why you are feeling bad about it in the first place. Once you get to the bottom of that, you will start understanding how you can make yourself feel good about the things you do.
February 28th, 2015 4:22am
To stop feeling about the work you do, you should look at the positives about your work. What do you like best? Why is it the best?
April 2nd, 2015 9:53am
Find a thing why you're doing it and how to improve it. . Usually people feel bad about their work because they are usually lost and stuff
May 26th, 2015 6:58am
A job is a job. It is something to be proud of. You are constantly working toward a goal. What is that goal right now for you? What goals have you already achieved? Look at how dedicated you are as a worker. Look at how you are servicing your customers. Look at what this job is providing you. All of these things wouldn't be possible without you. You are doing amazing things.
August 10th, 2015 9:29pm
First of all, you have to clearly determine what makes you feel bad about your work and what really hides behind the word "bad". Some reasons why people can feel bad about their work may include : not enjoying the day-to-day activities of the job, feeling like they are in some way inadequate (or, on the contrary, better-than and over-qualified) for the job, they have relationship and communication issues with the co-workers and workplace authorities, the nature of the job is contradicting their values or they believe some aspects of the job to be immoral, they do not see (or would not like to see) themselves continuing in the current career path long-term, they perceive their current job to not be socially "approved" or valued, (*the list is not exhaustive*). Once you have identified what hides behind this feeling and what is the cause of it, you could try brain-storming on a piece of paper of all the possible plans of change you can think of. What is most important to keep in mind is that it is never too late and you always have the power to change, and it pertains to career path and employment. Keep your mind open for a variety of possibilities : perhaps, even though you dislike your current job, it is only temporary, or perhaps you could find a course or a training program that would either move you "up the ladder" in your current job or would re-direct you to another and completely different one; perhaps, depending on your situation, it might be enough to change the workplace without changing your job position. Allow yourself and trust yourself enough to make changes; worst case scenario - you can go back to doing what you did anytime; best case scenario - you will find a career path that will better match your capabilities and will better fulfill you.
November 10th, 2015 8:21am
Take a break. Don't let it pressure you. Once you took a break, it may help you clear your mind.. Once you did, it may help you do better on that work and stop you from feeling bad about it. :)
December 14th, 2015 11:02am
By trying to be positive about it or you could try and find a better career for yourself? If you do something you love you will never work a day in your life!
August 28th, 2017 6:34am
Reexamine if the work you do aligns itself with your values, and if there are matters that are off , if you can adjust that. Ask yourself if you do the best job you can, and if not, find the why.
October 10th, 2017 12:34am
Think about what makes you stay at work. Is it the pay or the co-workers who make your day? Is the work better than what you could be doing instead? Are there hobbies you could do that releases the stress from work? I understand it is complicated, but try to make it work. It is part of growing, learning, and accepting difficulties even if you do not want to.
January 1st, 2018 4:39am
You can make a list of how your work benefits to the company and the clients. Try to relate all. And make a list of the things you did well each day.