I try to look at every job as a learning experience. Even though I might not like it, or it might not be something that I want to do, chances are that if I open myself to the experience then at the very least I will have learned something by the end.
Try to focus on the outcomes, instead of the effort you're putting in; what are you accomplishing with job? Are you being of service to others? Improving ideas? Creating something? It can help you get through the day.
i really don't enjoy the job i hold right now. but what keeps me coming back isn't necessarily the work i do, but the people i've become friends with. mostly women, they're the people i spend most of my time with, just because i'm with them all day. i look forward to seeing them and sharing my night, shopping experiences, relationship woes...the camaraderie i've got with them makes it easier to get through my work day.
You could think of the experience you're getting from the job, pay day, it's something to do instead of sitting about, you're getting to socialise and your employer is a reference you can put on your CV.
There are two ways of looking at this, firstly you can try to make the best of it but also need to consider if it is time to leave and get a more suitable position. I would suggest to try and understand what things are making you not like your job and if you can compromise on these or if they are deal breakers for a healthy work life balance.
If you can enjoy your job, that is very special. When that doesn't happen, you can always focus on the career building, the accomplishments of your work, the interactions with clients and colleagues. Helping people, problem solving, and even just learning to stay positive when you aren't in the mood are all possible.
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