Is your job getting you down? Perhaps you’re struggling under mountains of work, perpetually stressed and always adding to your mammoth to-do list.
Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but the problem might not be your work…it might be you.
Are you making your job harder than it needs to be? Read these signs to find out.
You’re trying to be a solo superhero
Remember that you’re only one person. Yes, you might be a great worker and a fantastic multi-tasker but you can’t run a company single-handedly (no matter how hard you try).
Don’t be afraid to lean on your team members and take notes from supervisors. Asking for guidance from someone with more experience in your field will enhance your skills, knowledge and abilities.
You’re a stickler for routine
Change is hard, we get it. It’s tempting to rerun the same campaigns every year or stick to the same processes just because ”that’s the way we always do it.” But have you ever stopped to consider if there’s a better or easier way to do things?
Don’t be afraid to mix things up. If a certain task is a complete drag think of different ways that you can approach it and present them to your boss. You’ll get added brownie points for innovation.
You procrastinate daily
A little procrastination is good every now and then as it allows us to mull over ideas. However, if you end up staying late at work simply because you spent all morning daydreaming on Pinterest then you probably need to pull your socks up.
Plan your day around productivity and you’ll be able to get a lot more done during your regular working hours.
You’re focused on the negatives
It’s easy to slip into a negative mindset. If you don’t particularly like your job then you can probably point out various different vaults in your company, you don’t like the manager, the office is a mess etc.
But what if you started focusing on the positives like the colleague who says hello every single morning or your weekly Pilates class that’s completely free. Having a positive mindset will help you to tackle whatever the week throws at you.