Smart Ways to Upgrade Your Job Future
By Sandy Schroeder
Sometimes our jobs please us. Other times we are on the fence as we deal with toxic people or think we need to be more creative. Changing your job flow is really up to you.
DumbLittleMan.com suggests a few ways you can get a better grip on your job and a clearer view of the future.
Start with you, your health, your life - It is hard to do a stellar job at work if you are not taking care of your own diet, exercise, sleep and leisure needs. Take another look at your daily schedule and weekend habits to make sure your life is balanced. When it is, work may be a lot easier too.
Be ready for the future - Wherever you are in your job, it is important to realize change is constant. To move ahead you really have to be aware of what is coming next in your field, your community, and the world. That is a tall order, but the ones who work on all of it are sure to be the most successful.
Pin down what you want in your career - No matter how hard you work each day, you won't really get what you want if you do not have clear goals for the future. Take a weekend to look back and forward. Assess what you have done, what your skills are, and what you enjoy doing most. Then write a few goals for the future with specifics on jobs, location, education, and experience. Once a week look at those goals to see what you have done to move them along. Progress will be up and down, but movement will be forward if you stay with it.
Subtract toxic people or situations - Very few things are black and white, but most of us recognize toxic people or conditions when we run into them. When you see toxic people headed your way at work, run the other way. Spending time sharing rumors or gossiping about others is a waste of time. If some people are less toxic, but still difficult, deal with them as positively as you can and take a stand when you need to. As for toxic situations, we all know how those work. Make room for quirky friends, relatives and co-workers, but know when to draw the line.
Break away when you need to - Most of us spend a lot of time on a variety of electronic devices, but we all need to make time for friends and family, get outside as much as possible, and rest well without a lot of blue light distractions. Sometimes you just have to power through to get the job done, but maintaining a balance with the rest of your life is equally important. When you return to the job, your creative spark and focused energy will work just fine.
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