Catching up on our daily readings of all things culture, companies, and candidate engagement we came across an article that offers tips on how to live a less stressful life. While all of them made sense and rang true, we especially appreciated the fourth tip.
4. Take a cue from the millenials and expect to enjoy your work.
If every week you’re dealing with the Sunday night blues, it’s time to get curious and figure out why. Are you clinging to some perceived prestige, or some reason why you “should” be there? I’m not saying you need to give your two weeks’ notice and become a yoga teacher in Tulum (unless you know that’s your calling). Work enables us to live, eat, and enjoy life.
Until you land your dream job, a shift in perspective may be all that you need. You could learn a new skill or reach out to a colleague you admire. Who knows where that will lead? And if you’re on the fence about a transition, I love these wise words from Tina Fey, “You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, over-thinking it. You have to go down the chute.”
Just go down the chute! You spend most of your waking hours at work, or working. So if you don’t like what you are doing, why are you doing it?
Find what you love, and do it.