In an ideal world, having a job is something that must make us feel self-realized, worthy and valuable to those that we’re serving and our own self, but the fact is that we’re not living in an ideal world and we must fight for the things we care and wish to have in life.
Another fact to consider is that most people don’t like what they’re doing but need to do it because the bills, student loans, the mortgage or whatever kind of debt they have, need to be paid monthly and without the paycheck from their job, they will have a hard time keeping up with everything.
Why Your Job Could Make You More Depressed
- The reason number one is not feeling motivated to do what you’re doing in it and as I’ve already said this is because you’re not doing what you love.
- It’s not meaningful and/or relevant to the kind of person you are and the kind of things you want to achieve in life.
- There isn’t a happy environment inside the company and among your coworkers.
- A bad management, meaning that you don’t have a clear set of objectives or don’t know exactly what the company expects from you.
- There are stressful tasks to do every day, like dealing with angry customers and having patience while showing a smile each time.
There are more reasons but I’ve found that most of them can relate to these core 4 reasons on why people get more depressed inside their jobs.
Compare some of the reasons that you can relate in your job and find out what are the core reasons present in your own situation, that way you’ll have a better understanding on how you can address it and create a more compelling strategy to fight it.
How You Can Make Your Job A More Pleasant Endeavor
I have to be honest with you, I cannot claim that my strategy will work with 100% accuracy to all situations and all people, but if what I’m about to share doesn’t make you feel a lot better when you are at it, then at least it will make your job a more bearable experience.
What is really awesome about this one is that this tip will come in handy if you put it into practice regardless of the reasons you may have. The tip is to think you’re making one of the most important and fulfilling works on the planet.
I’ll show you what I mean with an example.
Let’s say that if you’re a plumber the usual job definition you would have is something like;
Maintaining, repairing and installing pipes that works with the water distribution, heating, and cooling for residential buildings.
And now with the reframe of the job description of a plumber to be one of the most important jobs on the planet your job definition should sound something like;
Making sure that life and health are distributed to families in their residence by installing, fixing, and maintaining the pipes that works in their buildings.
With which one do you think you as a plumber will feel more motivated, important and even less depressed about doing your job?
PS: I’ve learned this by reading and watching videos about motivation and business from an entrepreneur, meaning that I cannot say this tactic is completely mine. And sorry for not having the actual source but at least you can grasp the idea here from me.
My conclusion will be pretty simple and short. If you’re doing the best you can at one of the most fulfilling jobs, there’s no coworker, angry customer, difficult task or bossy boss that can make you feel depressed, anxious or bad at all about the way you’re making money.