This post was written by Jennefer Brunetti. She’s all about providing useful content and sharing her experiences. With a background in business administration, she’s most interested in entrepreneurship & marketing trends.
Are you the kind of person who heads off to work with a spring in your step? Love meetings? Love your customers? Love your colleagues? You could be one of a very lucky bunch who really love their job.
Feeling positive about the work you do, day in day out, is an extremely good thing.
People who have to deal with horrible bosses, boredom or an unachievable workload are more prone to stress-related illness.
In contrast, those who enjoy good experiences at work are more inclined to strive for success and build lasting relationships with the people around them.
Here are seven signs you really might just love your job:
1. You Don’t Dread Mondays.
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When you don’t like your job, you only get half a weekend. Saturdays are your time to relax and unwind after a busy week at work. Sundays are your time to worry unceasingly about the week at work to come.
If you don’t experience the Sunday dread, there’s a good chance your job is ticking many of the right boxes for you.
2. You’re Proud of the Work You Do.
Being happy in your job isn’t just about that monthly pay packet. Feeling invested and proud of the work you do can also be really motivating.
Whether you spend your days helping others, promoting an ethos you believe in or just working for a company with environmentally friendly credentials, you will be getting more out of your working life than you would be otherwise.
3. You Would Recommend Your Company to Your Friends.
Presuming you want the best for your friends, you’d only recommend the very best to them. From coffee shops to movies, neighborhoods and even jobs, it takes something special for you to point your friends in a particular direction.
If you’d recommend the company you work for to your friends, you know you’re on to a winner.
4. Your Colleagues Are Your Friends.
There’s nothing better than going to work and feeing that you’re supported, both personally and professionally, by the people around you.
If you’re constantly dealing with disputes and minor conflicts, personality clashes and passive aggression, you’re unlikely to be enjoying your time in the workplace.
A well-functioning team can be partly attributed to good recruitment practices and an understanding of company culture on the part of your management team. This enlightened style of management should benefit other areas of your working experience too. Which makes you love your job and boosts your work life even further.
5. You Have A Good Work-Life Balance.
Flexible working and remote working mean you don’t have to spend hours every day commuting to the office and can accommodate other life demands into your daily routine.
It also means you won’t be expected to answer emails at midnight or work late every night.
People who love their job tend to find that their company promotes a good work-life balance for their employees.
6. You Don’t Clock Watch.
When you don’t have enough to do at work, or you’re bored of the tasks assigned to you, you’re likely watching the clock waiting for 5pm to roll round.
If you’re surprised when you look at the clock only to see it’s a good half hour beyond home time, it could be that you’re working too hard. However, it could also mean that you’re engrossed in your work in a really positive way.
When you have lots to do, love your job and are enjoying your work, time tends to fly by.
7. You Think Positively at Work.
If you’re thinking positively at work, you’ll only be concerned with what you want to say, not how to say it. So you don’t have to worry about workplace politics.
You’ll also get excited at the things you may be able to do at the company, rather than reticent at the prospect of doing things you’re not interested in.
When you love your job, you don’t think about just getting by, you think about thriving and succeeding within the company. And you don’t think about the next job, you think about promotion opportunities where you are.
Thinking positively can have a snowball effect: you’re more likely to be noticed and rewarded for your work.
Considering how much time you spend there, it’s important to find work that makes you feel engaged, proud and positive. Particularly as loving your job can have a big impact on your levels of happiness, both in and out of the office.