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Posted December 02, 2016 by

Three ideas for finding meaning at your job

1680350Guest writer Jacob Merkley

Work can sometimes be stressful, challenging, or perhaps even downright boring.  For some, it is hard to find reasons to get up in the morning and go to work.  For others, being at work means long hours of doing something you just don’t “love”.

You don’t need to feel depressed about work when you wake up in the mornings, nor do you need to just work to get a paycheck.  No matter how you feel about your current situation, keep these three ideas in mind to find greater meaning and job satisfaction, no matter what it is.

 

Change Your Attitude

If you are comparing your current job to the imaginary one that satisfies everything you ever dreamed of, you may need a change in attitude. When things aren’t perfect, try to keep your cynicism in check. Remember the last time your job made you feel satisfied and empowered.  Embrace moments like these. Be grateful for the job you do have. Many people don’t have a job at all or are underemployed, and might love to be in your spot.

Think Less About Yourself

Sometimes it’s hard to not get caught up in what the job can do for you.  We all need a job.  We need the paycheck. But maybe it is time to consider what you can do for your job or your company. Think about the impact you are making on a daily basis.  Are you helping others? Are you helping your team members or the community?  Are you making a difference somehow? If you prioritize helping others, you might see your immediate environment become more positive and in turn affect your own outlook.

Look Outside Work to Find Meaning

If you really can’t make your work meaningful, then consider other ways that you can find meaning in your life.  (more…)

Posted September 04, 2015 by

Losing A Dream Job- Learn How You Can Handle The Situation With 6 Easy Tips

office, the head of a woman worker's release

Office, the head of a woman worker’s release. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Losing your dream job seems like a nightmare as it rips your self-esteem to shreds. Not only such a situation leaves you with a very limited lifestyle but sometimes, it also pushes you into deep depression and stress. However, below you will learn some wonderful tips that will help you cope after losing your dream job and start working towards a new career: (more…)

Posted July 29, 2015 by

5 Life-Saving Tips for New College Students

student closing her ears and screaming at school

Student closing her ears and screaming at school. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

With advice coming from teachers, parents, counselors, and friends, it can be impossible to make sense of all the new information for college freshmen. Many new students are often overwhelmed and find that their first semester was not indicative of their past scholarly ventures. In order to hit the ground running you will need to prepare appropriately. Here are five simple ways to thrive in college: (more…)

Posted December 12, 2014 by

College Students, Adjusting to Dorm Life? 13 Ideas that Can Help

Student depression is no laughing matter, it’s estimated that nearly half the student population of universities in the UK have some form of depression. Frightening facts that have to be taken seriously.

Being away from home for the first time is a daunting and scary thought for many students, trying to make new friends, taking on the work load of studying and adapting to a whole new way of life can be very stressful.

We’ve compiled a list of hacks that may just help resolve some of the issues faced when living in a new environment, which may be cramped and lacking the creature comforts of home. Finding places to store copious amounts of books, let alone personal belongings, can easily turn into a nightmare. Creating a friendly environment in which to live is paramount if you want to make uni life easier and less stressful. (more…)

Posted December 05, 2014 by

College Acceptance and Friendship: The Social Trap

Close-up of an 'Approved' College Application letter

Close-up of an ‘Approved’ College Application letter. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

This time of year, seniors probably have their SAT scores or will be receiving them very soon. And, within a few days, most seniors will be sending out the last of their college applications. There is a nerve-wracking waiting period between December 1st and early spring, when acceptance letters arrive. Most students worry about where they will be attending college next year but don’t think much about their student colleagues. However, maintaining friendships during this time can be tricky. (more…)

Posted October 28, 2014 by

How to Learn More Spending Less Time

Melissa Burns

Melissa Burns

If there is a question that every student asks himself at least from time to time, it is this: how am I supposed to do so much in so short a time? People behind the curriculum often seem to believe that students possess nigh superhuman abilities when it comes to acquiring and processing new information and performing assignments. It is, of course, flattering, but the question remains: how to deal with such a load?

Luckily for you, there are some ways to do it: some age-old, some brand-new. (more…)

Posted February 26, 2014 by

Naturopathic Doctor, career and scope

Doctor showing naturopathic medicine on chalkboard

Doctor showing naturopathic medicine on chalkboard. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Naturopathy is one of the branches of alternative medicine, which uses methods like exercise, diet control and massage instead of in taking chemical drugs. The term “naturopathy” has come from Latin and Greek, and its literal meaning is “nature disease”. It is basically a holistic approach that includes the study of one’s lifestyle for treatment. (more…)

Posted February 26, 2014 by

The 5 Stages of Job Hunting Grief – And How to Cope with Them

Woman crying at work after being dismissed

Woman crying at work after being dismissed. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You’ve undoubtedly heard of the five stages of grieving the loss of a loved one – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. These were defined by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross way back in 1969, and quickly became a universally accepted model for how people deal with death. You may have even seen people apply these stages to other kinds of loss, such as job loss. But there’s another kind of grief that’s increased in prominence during the Great Recession but hasn’t been as clearly defined: job hunting grief. (more…)

Posted January 22, 2014 by

Good Mood Foods for College Student Success

Amanda Greene

Amanda Greene

I am sure that by the time you reach college and finally have some independence the last thing you want is to be told what foods to eat. However, scientific research shows that incorporating certain foods into your diet can help your mood and reduce stress. College is an exciting time, but there can also be a bit of apprehension and sadness associated with being away from home for the first time. There is also no doubt that college can be stressful. (more…)

Posted September 19, 2013 by

The Well Workforce: Healthy Equals Wealthy and Wise

A support group having a meeting

A support group having a meeting. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Remember founding father Ben Franklin’s advice that ends in, “Healthy, wealthy and wise?” There is no place where the interconnectedness of those very attributes Franklin championed are more evident than in the workforce. Not only will a mentally healthy workforce directly translate to direct benefits for the American worker, it will bolster businesses’ bottom lines by greatly reducing lost productivity, absenteeism, and worker’s compensation and disability claims. (more…)