A popular saying goes, "Do what you love, and you'll never work a day in your life". This statement is as true as it is wise; if you love your job, it is less of a burden. By its very definition, work can be stressful. However, when you are doing something you're sincerely interested in, it brings you joy.
Overtime, the scarcity of jobs and the dynamic nature of the labour market has changed the way we see work. People now tend to go back into what is available rather than what holds their interest. The inevitable result is that people find themselves in jobs they aren't passionate about. This is the major cause of unhappiness at work. It can impact on one's productivity and mental well-being.
Monetising a passion can be difficult.
The solution to this issue would be to do something you're passionate about. However, this is easier said than done. The ultimate purpose of a job is to make a living and to have financial security, which might not always be possible with one's passion, and as such leads to settling for a better paying job. This makes the situation near impossible to navigate, and some give up altogether.
One approach which can benefit you is: taking an interest in your job. You might be a victim of routine, deluding yourself that you know everything about your job. Take a renewed interest in the specifics; how your job impacts others and the environment. To love what you do, you need to be aware of all its components.Happiness is a state of mind; you work towards it everyday. Click To Tweet
The economic and ecological impact your job creates can influence your disposition towards your work. Whether at the community level or even higher, find out how your job affects others. It can be a great source of motivation to see the direct/indirect positive effects of your daily activities.
In conclusion, Workplace Bliss is achieved in the mind. Your attitude towards your job dictates your happiness at work. Try to build lasting work relationships and always remember why you do what you do.