What happens when you first arrive at your office? Are you in a good mood? Can anything change this?
Or, is your morning ritual consistently you pushing snooze to avoid going to your dreaded job... wasting time in the shower, kitchen, praying your car won't or the bus won't show up so you have a legit excuse for missing a day.
For many of us, it depends on the day. You're extremely lucky if you're one of those people that truly love their job and there's never a day you'd rather pay for a broken engine than drag yourself to the hellish place you call work. Unfortunately, most people view their job simply as a way to pay the bills and make a living. Others are so deeply unhappy in their job but don't realize there's something they can do about this.
But, why is it so important to enjoy your job?
If you're spending an average of 8.9 hours a day working in your office or doing work-related activities, there are quite a few benefits to enjoying your job. Happiness in your job boosts your immune system, protects you from heart disease, trains your body to resist stress, keeps other diseases away boosts your immune system, and eventually keeps you alive for longer!
Loving your job doesn't only have positive effects on your body, though. The happier you are with your career and work-related activities, the happier you're likely to be in your social and personal life.
If you're not coming home angry from bad clients, managers, and/or CEOs, you're more likely to be in a better mood, which often means treating those around you better.
Another important reason to love your job? You're much more likely to rise on the chain of command and advance in your career field. When you like what you're doing, you're much more willing to go the extra mile for a project. Your upbeat attitude will surely impact office vibes and leave people happy with your presence.
Questioning whether you love your job? Pay attention to those feelings when your alarm goes off tomorrow morning!