When it comes to a job, it's good to find something you enjoy or at least tolerate. There's nothing worse than commuting to a job you despise in the morning.
Whether you are overwhelmed by your workload, you don't have the support you need, your management, or you feel like you have nowhere else to go, there are many reasons why people might be unhappy in their careers.
And the truth is, a lot of people are just not happy at work.
According to Forbes, 81 percent of employees fake happiness.
Many people act happy to create the illusion that nothing is wrong so they can be team players who can take on anything since they don't want to seem ungrateful.
There will be good days when it comes to your job, and there will also be bad days when you'll want to give up.
To be truly happy at work, or in any area in your life, try the PERMA model - the theory of wellbeing - to provide practical ways to apply its components in your private practice or personal life.
PERMA stands for:
Positive Emotions - this includes a work/life balance to give you time to do what you love, so you're not working too many hours.
Engagement – engage with your work with tasks that keep you busy to make your day go by quicker.
Positive Relationships – with your co-workers you work well with and feel the respect and support you need.
Meaning – you feel valued, appreciated, and have a sense of worth from your company, manager and co-workers.
Accomplishment – feelings of fulfillment in the work you're doing.
Even if it's not your dream job, try to find something that makes you feel content. Feeling supported, appreciated, and engaged can come with rewards in your career.