No matter what your work situation, you probably have several ways to appreciate it. Below are 10 aspects of work that most employees can be thankful for. Many of them may apply to your job!
Simple but true: you’re earning a living!
It may not be as much as you’d like, but you’re well ahead of the over 12 million adult Americans who have no income at all.
Co-Workers you can trust
Working with a team you can trust can take a world of stress off of your shoulders. Trust also makes you more productive because you don’t have to worry if others are doing their job correctly.
If they love it, you’ll love it, too—or at least appreciate it. If your voice is heard, especially when you’re struggling, you’re probably pretty lucky to be employed where you are.
If you feel appreciated at work on a day-to-day basis, thank your lucky stars.
It’s not uncommon for a business to be understaffed or behind on technology. If you are lucky enough to have all the necessary tools to do your job well, be thankful.
Every job comes with stress, but if you work for a company that tries to keep it to a minimum, know that your company leadership is looking out for your health and wellbeing.
Regardless of what your job might be, it’s better than sitting mindlessly on the couch watching The Price Is Right. A job keeps you engaged in the world around you. Imagine what it would be like to be out of work.
Solidification of goals
Make a list of your past positions and write down what you’ve liked and disliked about them. Then look for themes. If you’re unsure of a particular career path, look at the person two rungs up the ladder. If the job your manager or their boss is doing seems appealing, you’re probably on the right track.
You get to use your talents every day
It’s a privilege to be able to refine your skills and let them shine. It’s bound to have a very positive impact on your self worth.
Opportunities to evaluate your skills
Every job helps you find out what you’re good at, what you like doing—and what you need to work on. Maybe you’re a great salesperson but a below-average record keeper. Or you excel at delegating work, but need to work on your multitasking.
After reading this, hopefully you’ve found new reasons to appreciate your job. If anything, be thankful you have a job. The rest may just be icing on the company cake!