Work is important and with the new year now here, how to thrive in your job is crucial for you to consider.
We need to see work as something we do for meaning, money, to be productive, to connect with others, for challenges, or to hone our skills. Without a sound and sustainable reason, you will wonder about the value of work, be unduly stressed, and become dissatisfied. When we remind ourselves that our work serves a purpose, we can contain anxiety, stay focused, and be industrious.
Find healthy, positive people to connect with in your work area or outside. Personal contacts help us debrief, cope with challenges, and stay sane. Be organised and develop routines. Ensure you network with colleagues and pursue professional development opportunities.
Most of our work-time needs to be spent on important, strategic activities that are future-focused, so that we can use quality, critical thinking and planning to get the vital things right. Clear goals will be helpful, and be sure to avoid striving for perfection. You must stay inspired, look on the bright side of your job, develop great relationships, and acquire new knowledge and skills.
A coach or mentor is an integral part of a professional’s journey to develop expertise, so you need to stay open to their influence. Make and take challenges; pushing your boundaries is the only way you’ll experience flow and grow.
Most importantly, stay healthy and happy. Maintain habits that ensure a fit mind, body, and spirit. Regularly celebrate your efforts and achievements. You’ve got to enjoy the journey - as well as the destination!
DR JOHN BARLETTA, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
LEVEL 1, SUITE 2, 3 DAYS RD, GRANGE
P 3356 4400 WWW.JOHNBARLETTA.COM