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5 Ways to Make Your Job Work for You Every Day

By Sandy Schroeder

If you find yourself bouncing from good to bad days and back, you may need to rethink the way you are doing business at work.

You may just need to start at the beginning and work your way through an analysis of your job to see where the hangups are.

Ask yourself if your job works for you - If it really does not work for you, no amount of time, energy or overtime will turn it into the job you really want. Look around and see if another position at your company fits better. Take your time and think about what you like to do most and then spend weekends or evenings looking for that position.

Ask yourself what you love most about your job - If one part is wonderful, and the rest is just so-so, see if you can reset the situation. Talk with your boss and co-workers to see how you could do more of what you enjoy the most.

Take a good look at your work habits - You may be tripping yourself up, spending too much time on routine work, wasting the early productive morning hours on low priority jobs, or working too many hours and losing your enthusiasm for the job. All of us start out with the best of intentions, but sometimes our habits get in the way.

Do an overview of you - Your work habits and schedule may be fine, but the rest of your life may be simply wearing you out. Getting to work on time, running through the day, and then going home to a second shift of family tasks may be too much. See where you could use a little backup and get some. When you actually have the time to get everything done, the job may work just fine.

Be open to change - When you weren't looking, new research, new ideas, or new connections may have emerged. Make it your business to stay up with the world and find out how it can help you be more effective in your job.  Stay in touch with the groups that are doing work like yours. Read everything you can and ask the best questions Not everything will be useful, but you are bound to pick up a few tips if you keep looking.

Whatever you do to make your job fit you better will be well worth the effort. Enjoy the results.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Loveland, Colo.

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