7 Ways to Feel More Passionate About Your Job (No Matter How Long You've Been There)None By Jessica Cassity
If your goal is to get happy, focus on your work-life. Many people spend about half of their waking hours on the job, and being energized and excited by the work you do can have a big impact on how upbeat you feel. Not sure where to start? Reinvent your career the same way you would change your health, relationships, and other aspects of your life: with small steps and a clear plan. We've recruited two career pros to help you succeed at work, whether you've just landed a new position or are one of the old-timers around the office.
Practice Yoga While You Work (No, Not That Kind of Yoga!)
Forget yoga moves: This is all about mindset. It's time to “get flexible, mindful, and stay open,” says Matt Morscheck, MS, LPC, a career counselor and the talent development specialist at FamilyCare Health Plans, in Portland, OR. “Careers today are less about creating detailed long-term plans for achieving goals, and more about strengthening daily habits of flexibility, optimism, learning, partnering, and resiliency.”
Does your boss keep talking about creating a presence on social media? Set up an account, search for best practices, and get going. Working off-script like this “challenges us to stay active and nimble, frequently re-calibrate to meet shifting demands, and always be prepared to take advantage of new opportunities as they present themselves,” says Morscheck.
In our quickly evolving and changing workforce, it’s important to rise to the occasion rather than long for the way things used to be.
Identify Your Internal Assets
How many times have you taken on a project at work, only to learn that anot