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What to Do If Your Job Makes You Miserable

The working environment is a crucial factor. You spend most of your day at the office and so it’s important that you feel positive.

If you wake up in the morning and the idea of ​​going to work is pure agony, you need to look for a solution. Of course, when you first start looking for work, it’s important to try and decide whether that’s really the kind of job you want to do. Here are some tips about what you can do if your job makes you miserable.

Tips On How to stop feeling miserable at work

  1. Look on the bright side: always easier said than done. If the very idea of going to the office makes you depressed, you probably won’t be able to see any positive aspects. Take pen and paper and make a list of the good things about your job. If you concentrate on those factors, things will start to improve. If the negative aspects far outweigh the positive ones, you could consider the idea of changing your job. It’s never too late to do so!
  2. Learn to accept things: it may seem counter-intuitive, but letting go of all the antagonism you feel towards a colleague or your boss can be a life-saver in the office setting. At least it will bring you some peace of mind. If you know that someone will always feel the need to complain about everything you do, just stop getting angry. It’s much better to make a joke of it and ask yourself: “I wonder what he’ll come up with today?”
  3. Write an amusing blog: use irony to explore the things that give you grief. There are always different ways of looking at any fact or event. Consider the funny side of hating your job and describe the situation through the eyes of someone else.
  4. Find an ally: even if it all looks black and work makes you miserable, everything around you can’t be totally negative. Look for a colleague who’ll support you and act as your ally during lunch breaks and rest periods.