Feb 15, 2017 09:06 AM EST

Job Advice: How To Cope With An Awful Job

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Do you hate your job? Do you hate that you have to work an awful job because you need the money? Do you dread going to work every day? If you do, here are some ways that will help you cope with an awful job.

Remind yourself of your goals

When you are overwhelmed with work and its unfavorable aspects, one way to keep on going is to remind yourself of your goals and the person or thing that you are doing your job for. Whether or not you are working to provide for your family or for yourself, whether or not you are working the long hours to pay your bills or your kids' education, these goals are a very compelling incentive.

For instance, if you are saving up for a trip abroad or a new car, telling yourself that you need the money will also make you work harder for it.

Find good colleagues

If the work is bad, things may look up when the people you are working with are worth staying for. Your boss may be the devil, but if your colleagues are wonderful individuals who keep you going, stick to them and they may make every day at the office bearable.

On the other hand, if your colleagues are just as awful or one of the reasons why you dislike your job in the first place, your own personal friends can be a balm. Spending some time with them outside of work or even sneaking some text messages when your boss is not looking has the possibility of turning your work frown upside down.

Find a way to de-stress

For some people, finding a way to de-stress can mean watching shows, reading a book, spending some leisure time with your loved ones, smoking a cigarette or even drinking one glass of wine before bed.

It is not fair to yourself if you are all work and no play, especially if you hate the work. You can benefit greatly from relaxing and destressing. Moreover, if it will help you from screaming at your workmates or punching your boss in the face.

Bring Your Happy Place To Work

If you can, bring a thing that reminds you of your happy place to the office. This can be a pocketbook, a photo of your family, or a sketchbook. 

These objects will help you feel more at home in the workplace and can be a means to escape the negativity in the office. 

Job Hunting

You can also look for alternative and better jobs, ones that you will enjoy doing. Having a terrible job, no matter how great the pay is, at the expense of your mental and emotional health is never a good exchange.

Remember that quitting your job is always an option. Getting a new job is another. This article entitled "Job Advice: Signs That You Should Quit & Change Jobs" can help you towards that direction. 

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