That’s how the e-mails would start at my previous job. It was like a small celebration at the office because it was finally the end of the week. And if you think about it we are talking about Friday, not just another regular day. What’s not to like about that?
Tomorrow is Saturday and then comes Sunday. You have two days for yourself. Two days where you feel free. Everyday of the week your mind is thinking about the sexy Friday. Your mood gets elevated just hearing the word week-end. As I am writing this I must admit the excitement that I feel because the working days are over and I get to be home.
Doesn’t it feel wrong? Living for a specific day or hour? Channeling all our thoughts in that direction?
The big love that we share for Friday comes from the fact that we do not enjoy what we do during the week. Basically we are not happy and we feel the need to escape; escape from whatever it makes us feel this way.
We don’t enjoy our entire life or the main aspects about it. Probably we hate our job, the payments, maybe the colleagues or the entire aspect of working in that place. I believe this is strongly tied up to your personality and your dreams. The fact that you do not identify with what you do emphasizes the need for change.
If you really love the field where you work but the payment is too low to support your lifestyle or you have the feeling that it should be payed a lot more then talk to your manager or start applying to other similar positions, internally or externally.
If you don’t like at all what you do then you should ask yourself some serious questions. Maybe it is time for a career change. I know it is easier said than done but the world wasn’t built in one day. Take one step at the time. If you don’t know what you will like to do next then take some time to get to know yourself. I believe the main issue for why we end up in fields in which we don’t identify is mainly because we don’t know ourselves. We don’t know what we like or don’t like, we don’t have any plans or we are scared of the unknown. Try and make a list of things that make you happy and find a way on how to implement them in your daily life. It may not lead you to your dream job but it can certainly change your everyday mood.
If the colleagues at work represent the only issue you have then find what the problem is. Maybe it comes from you and you are not realizing it. Maybe they are behaving in a way which you find disturbing. Many possible scenarios can be found here but a small solution could be to try and talk with them. Express how you feel about those topics that bother you. It can change something. If you already tried that and it didn’t work then another way would be to find a way to get yourself transfered. Ultimately you could leave the company.
If you have no other choice and you are stuck at that job with no other options please don’t lose hope. It will drive you crazier and life will seem more miserable then it already is. Instead do some research, maybe save some money for a course you’d like to do. Ask people around and keep your eyes open for any opportunity that might appear.
If nothing is wrong at your job and you still feel that it drains the life out of you then perhaps you should go on a trip or take some days off to clear up your mind. Changing the environment for a few days may make you feel born again. Try and see how it goes. If when you come back things are still the same then you should investigate further about what is truly bothering you. It can be a family/health issue or even something work related that you haven’t noticed already.
No job is perfect but you need to find a balance. Everywhere you go you will encounter something good and bad. Make the best out of it. If the good outcomes the bad then you are in the right place.
This topic is addressed mainly to people whom have the classic type of working hours (Monday-Friday). Friday can easily be replaced with any other day that you get to be off work. It’s not just Friday, it’s the feeling Friday gives us.
“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” – Earl Nightingale