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Making the Best of a Job You Hate

Yesterday, love was in the air and your outlook might not have looked so bleak. Today – let’s face it – there isn’t a lot of love going around.  Here are some tips to make the most of a job that you hate:

Do one thing each day to help you reach your goals.
You don’t need to cross all your goals off your list every day, but you can chip away daily. When you get up in the morning, set a daily objective for yourself and make sure you achieve it. This will give you a sense of accomplishment and keep you feeling good about your progress.

Set weekly goals for yourself.
Sometimes it is easier to make it to 5 o’clock when you can keep your eye on the prize. Even if you hate your job now, there is something out there that will make you happy. Set weekly goals to help you find that golden opportunity. One week you might strive to send out five CVs or attend one networking event. Setting these goals will give you something to work toward.

Develop a positive morning ritual.
Going into a job you hate will be worse if you get to the office feeling rushed, stressed and frazzled. Set aside some moments of solitude each morning. Treat yourself to a latte, get up early enough to read the paper, or just set your alarm to play upbeat music when you wake up. Improving your mornings can do wonders for the rest of your day.

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