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The Best Way to Improve Your Work Life

February 29, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 107

Many of us have times when we look at our lives and acknowledge that we are in a rut. We recognise that we need to make some changes, but are unclear as to where to start. Sometimes the implications of making changes can appear so daunting that we decide to stay with what we're familiar with. We may not know where to begin or we may be concerned at the potential fallout from our actions.

Let's look at the area of your work life, an important area where you may feel improvements are needed to be introduced:

Work can be sensitive area. Many people appreciate the necessity of being protective of their work-generated income. For many people it supports their lifestyle and responsibilities. Consequently, either as an employee or a self-employed person there is a requirement to keep ones customers and management happy. But equally, a happy worker is one who is motivated, enthusiastic and dynamic. New ideas and initiatives are rarely born in a stale, dull or suppressive environment.

If you feel the need to be more inspired in your work environment first look at the areas that are holding you back. Some routine is a factor of every job but keeping on top of administration and paperwork is often a matter of better organisation and time management. If you're starting to lose sight of what your role should be, first start to look at where and when things began to go wrong. What changed for this unhappy situation to occur. How can you negotiate in order for things to improve?

- Have a meeting with your manager and suggest what you consider to be positive changes.- Design an action plan of each stage of your suggested improvements and the resulting benefits. - Explain the implications of your being challenged more; what your interim and bigger goals are. - Offer solutions to existing problems, identify how you see them working.- Would a training course be available that would improve your skills?- Is there potential to exchange your role with another staff member, thereby enhancing both your skill sets?- Outside your work situation volunteer and make your personal life more fulfilling. This may entail learning new skills, meeting interesting people, finding satisfying pursuits that sustain the other areas of your life. - Identify recreational pursuits that will provide interest, fun and challenge.

By being proactive you reinvigorate yourself, take more control over your life choices and consequently become more solution focussed. Initiating quality activity improves your energy levels and brings a better sense of purpose into your life.

Every change can be broken down into a series of steps. Some steps may be taken one at a time, others progress into a gentle jog, some may even slip back a little on occasion. But being receptive is the key to positive change; that and being aware of the potential for improvement.

Susan Leigh is a Counsellor and Hypnotherapist who works with stressed individuals to promote confidence and self belief, with couples in crisis to improve communications and understanding and with business clients to support the health and motivation levels of individuals and teams.

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