An Easier Work Life: The Little Things
It’s very easy to get overwhelmed with work.
It may not have changed in any way; it might just be your mind telling you that it’s rundown and not able to cope well. Or maybe you now have a new boss who’s a little harder on you, or hasn’t yet grasped the routine of everything and it’s messing with your head. Or maybe you have things going on at home that are causing you to be distracted. Whatever the reason may be, there are many ways to take some of the stress and pressure off yourself, so your work life doesn’t feel so difficult.
It can be as simple as planning your lunch the night before at home and then packing it into a fancy container. You can find a full range of catering containers that vary in size, so you have different options depending on the lunch you’re bringing in. But it may go deeper than that. If so, here’s what to do.
Curb your negativity
If you hate your job, along with everyone else in your office, how do you possibly expect to be able to work in an uplifting environment if it’s quite obvious that no one wants to be there? The more you focus on how much you hate what you’re doing, the more you will end up hating what you’re doing! You may also leave other people breathing in your thoughts, and that’s not healthy or fair. So make a conscious effort to focus on the positives, because there are always some around, you just need to look in the right places.
Depending on the speed and reasoning for communication should determine the kind of technology you use. There are plenty of different ways you can speak with someone, but they could end up wasting a lot of your time if you’re not using them to the best of their ability. Take emailing, for example; this is great for some things, but not a very smart idea if you’re speaking about something rather lengthy. This is because you will have to keep going back and forth again and again until a point is made, while waiting however long for the other person to respond, when it all could’ve been sorted out in under five minutes if you had just picked up the phone instead. So think about what tools are best for each situation.
Learn to negotiate
Ensuring you have a good career can not be left to anyone else but yourself. It is your responsibility, so if you’re not able to negotiate your wants and needs with the person higher up from you, then how do you expect to raise up certain things that aren’t sitting right with you (within reason of course). Having good negotiation skills are always important, only for your own peace of mind but also when it comes to the job too. Negotiating is just part of dealing with difficult customers, so the better you get at it, the more chance you have of succeeding.