We all have those days (and weeks) when it just seems that work is totally overwhelming. Stacks of paperwork, ringing phones, endless emails, and continuous complications. Days when nothing you touch is simple.
Those are the times when it’s a relief to admit it – work sucks! It’s confusing and frustrating, tedious and monotonous, and takes up every minute of your day. Days when you sit in your little cubicle making phone calls and correcting mistakes and never even see the sun.
It’s good to admit that work isn’t always the “love your job and your career” utopia that some people enjoy. It can be a grind. It’s a headache making, tiring whirlwind of forms, deadlines, and overflowing in-baskets. Weeks when it’s seems your to-do list has been hit by a growth-ray of evil scientist proportions!
Luckily, a little venting goes a long ways. Just knowing you’re not alone, that other people feel the same way can help. Grumbling with your coworkers, as long as stays within reason, can help you feel like someone else appreciates the pressure you’re under.
A good old fashioned listing of your blessings never hurt either. All the reasons why you have this job in the first place. Some of mine include:
- It’s close to the house – within 5 miles.
- It has great vacation time and a flexible schedule
- The pay is good and so is the healthcare
- It’s helping to finance my passions – music, drawing, movies, books, etc.
- I get a steady set paycheck each week which helps me set a budget
- I get satisfaction from helping other people by getting them what they’re entitled to
Your list doesn’t have to be spectacular – especially in this economy. Everyone is different. It just helps to know that there is some good in your job, even when it’s so taxing that you think about work in your off time.