7 Ways to Take Advantage of Summertime at Work

Doesn’t it seem like the 4th of July was yesterday? Before we know it, summer will have faded into fall and the work place will be more intense. But don’t let this get you down. There are still a few full weeks of summer just  begging for your attention. Take advantage of the warm summer days, even while working. Here are 7 ways to take advantage of summer time at work as posted by Andrew G. G. Rosen:

1. Buy ice cream for the office

2. Call in sick

3. Arrive in style

4. Dream big 

5. Clean up

6. Get outside

7. Wellness

Click here for more details on how to take advantage of summertime at work! 

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5 Reasons to Feel Good About Your Job Search

Searching for a new job can be exhausting. Unfortunately, we’ve all been there.  Without positive feedback we start to give up and lose hope. To avoid getting frustrated with a job search and ultimately giving up, like everything else in life, we must look on the bright side. There are benefits and ways to feel good and stay enthused in your job search. Here are 5 reasons you should say positive while hunting for a new job:

1. The ability to compete

2. The opportunity to accomplish a few great tasks

3. A moment to take stock and re-calibrate

4. The excitement of a new challenge and fresh start

5. The chance to reconnect with family and friends

Click here for more explanation on reasons to feel good about your job search by Tim Tyrell-Smith.

Don’t be shy, let us know what you think and if these reasons helped you stay positive during a job search! Tell us your story! 

6 Ways to Find Happiness at Work

We all know that work is not always our favorite place to be. Unfortunately, some people dread going to work every day. Have you ever felt as though you’re not being given the responsibility you deserve or that your opinions don’t count for much?  Are you not getting the feeling of fulfillment and success at the end of a hard day at work?  Know that you are not alone and that there are ways to create a more gratifying experience at work. Here, we have listed 6 ways to find happiness at work.

1. Develop a social circle.

2. Look for opportunities for growth rather than failure.

3. Help someone solve a problem.

4. Take on additional responsibility.

5. Have enough courage to ask.

6. Take actions that create good will.

 

For more details on how to preform these tasks, visit the tiny buddha website!

Have any of these tips worked for you? Don’t be shy, share your thoughts in the comments section!

Motivation is Key

If you want to excel in life, it is essential to know how to motivate yourself. You must know how to stay positive, no matter how negative the situation is in order to overcome difficulties that come your way. If you are wondering how to being your self-motivation, here are a few great provided by Life Optimizer to effectively motivate yourself:

• Have a cause
A cause that you care strongly about can motivate you to do some seemingly impossible things. So, whenever you feel the need of a fresh dose of motivation, you can always go to your cause to give you a healthy dosage.
• Have a big dream
Having a dream is having something to shoot for. But, it can’t just be any dream. It has to be big enough to challenge you, yet small enough to stay in the realistic zone.
• Be Hungry
There is a big difference between desire and hunger. Desire is a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing something to happen. Having hunger for something is to have a strong craving for it. You just can’t be without it. If you only have desire, you do not want it bad enough. How do you become hungry? Connect with your big dream and cause. Let them inspire you to be hungry.

• Run your own race
Never compare yourself to others. It will only discourage you. The only real competitor you have is yourself. Are you being the best you can be?

• Take one more step
When the obstacles feel like too much, and it’s difficult to move on, take one more step. It is important to have the courage to move on. Don’t think about the obstacles ahead, just take the next step.

• Let go of the past
The best discourager is your past. The past can be a heavy burden that drags you down before you even notice. Let it go. The past is over and you can’t do anything about it. Just focus on the future. It is so much brighter.
If you apply these tips, it won’t take long for you to begin to feel motivated. Once you feel motivated, there is nothing you can not accomplish.