How to Find More Passion and Purpose in Your Workday

How to Find More Passion and Purpose in Your Workday

We spend so much time at work. And although not every minute will be fun and games, we an enjoy happiness at work.

In fact, we should want to and we should try to AND our employers should support this wholeheartedly because the research clearly suggests happy workers are better workers!

More so, not just happiness BUT meaning and purpose have been found to improve work in numerous ways; which is what this Thrive article by Rebecca Muller is all about …

We all go through times when we don’t feel passionate about what we’re working on. When you feel unmotivated, small steps can help you recharge and reframe, so you can find purpose in your work and show up as your most effective and passionate self.

Here are four simple strategies that can help you feel more passion and purpose during the workday:

Reframe your story

Research shows that our self-talk affects the drive and passion we bring to our work. In Quartz, Cassie Werber writes that our feelings about our work often stem from “career cartography” — the maps we write of our professional paths. To reframe a task you’re working on, try focusing on the skills you’re learning, the people you’re working with, and even what the end result will be. As Werber puts it, reframing can “transform the way you feel about what it is you already do.” 

Start “job carving”

Job carving, explains Tim Herrera in the New York Times, means slowly shifting our responsibilities within our position from what drains us to what energizes us. Herrera encourages people to write down what they love and loathe about their careers, and identify the hidden clues about what feels meaningful, and what doesn’t. “This exercise gives you a road map about how to focus your time and energy on the things that get you excited,” Herrera writes. To start, try talking to your manager about shifting responsibilities and finding other projects that could help you grow in your career. Chances are, they’ll be happy you’re thinking long-term about staying engaged in your work…

… keep reading the full & original article HERE