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Love work – appreciate the gift!

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            “I love my job, I love my job, I love my job.”  I walked into an office of a friend once and heard her saying this to herself, facing away from the door, trying to convince herself that she wanted to be there for the day and wanting to change her attitude about whatever was going on that day.

            I thought later about what she was doing and the value of what she was saying.  Wise, wise woman. 

  1. For those of us who choose to work, don’t we spend most of our awake lives in that job … on site at the workplace?  Since we’re spending more than half of our adult lives there, then why shouldn’t we love it?
  2. There may be situations where we feel stuck in a particular job, and even though there may be other options available, we choose to stay where we are.  We have the freedom to leave and seek other employment, or even to do other things like start our own business.  So why not love it?
  3. We choose to go every day for some reason that fulfills us.  On one level, it may be about money, but more often, research indicates that it’s about making contributions and finding some sense of fulfillment.  So why not love it?

            Of course, we’re going to have moments where challenges feel a bit overwhelming.  Those are the moments that push us to be better, to grow, to learn, to strengthen our skills and talents.  And we can choose how we feel about those situations.  We can actually love those too.

            And the relationship roller coasters we ride at work can also help us to grow, in how we relate to people in general.  Our exposure to people of different cultures, educational backgrounds and tendencies is a gift of options in behaviors and points of view that we can observe and like a smorgasbord, select different ways of seeing or thinking about things and discovering new options of other cultures and lifestyles to explore.

            I took her advice (though it wasn’t quite given as such), and began to explore the ways that I actually loved my job at that time.

            Friends, accomplishments, appreciation for the money and opportunities I was enjoying topped my list.

            How about you?  What are those things you love most about your work?

            And if you’d like to look at more ways to manage your work to make it more enjoyable, I invite you to explore my TapasForLife course contribution, “Quality Organization”, (https://tapasforlife.teachable.com/p/quality-organization).  You might also enjoy other courses by my friends at Tapas For Life, bite-sized online courses for pure enjoyment.  https://tapasforlife.teachable.com/

Love work - organize it so you can.
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  1. 8 hours (or more!) a day is a long time to be discontented with what you’re doing. Your tips on organization can be the first step to changing this – thank you.

  2. Many of my clients are senior citizens and their computer is their communication to family and friends because the can’t leave the house as much as they used to. I love helping them stay connected to their family across the country by keeping their computer running well.

  3. I feel so fortunate to spend my days as a free lancer. I really don’t have a job. I have a life. How fun.

    • Thanks for sharing that, Linda. A perfect example of how “work” doesn’t have to be a “job”. It can be the process of contributing your talents to life. Thanks for what you do!

  4. It’s so important to love our job and also to get organized to make the most of it. Thank you!

  5. “…the relationship roller coasters we ride at work…” “…that we can observe and like a smorgasbord…” Such great and creative verbiage that immediately helps change the vantage point about being ‘stuck at work.’
    Love it! Thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks, Keri. I really appreciate your comment, feeling the good vibration you’re sending. Thanks for all you do to help open a higher vantage point.

  6. Quitting my 30 year corporate America job was one of the hardest and scariest things I have ever done! I know that; I love my job, I love my job, I love my job chant…lol. FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real) and analysis paralysis kept me from deciding to make the decision 10-15 years earlier. After, moving away from the nightmare… I couldn’t understand why I waited so long to quit! Why do we stay involved with something we know we should be moving away from?
    Great post Day… Thank you!

    • Rip, what amazing courage you have to move to a better life. Truly inspirational. We certainly do put our own limits on ourselves, don’t we? “Comfort” can really be quite a screen for allowing ourselves to stay in habits that don’t let us grow. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  7. The wisdom of a sage – thanks!

  8. One thing I love about my job is getting to know people like you Day. And I don’t need to convince myself, I know it. 🙂

  9. Great message about loving our job. Thanks for sharing

  10. Organization is a life skill we can all use more of… on the job or anywhere!

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