We all must have heard and believed at least once in our lives, the importance of hard work and its relation to success. But somewhere down the line, this age-old concept of hard work has lost its primary meaning, and people have started to come up with their own ideologies and observations that just don’t solve the purpose. In this blog, we will tell you a few changes that you can make, to get the most out of work, and life.
Dr. Sanjay Prem, a motivational speaker and corporate trainer, suggests a few ways to improve your perception and attitude of work, which can be helpful for all individuals that are battling with their corporate and work life. With these tips and ideas, that will make it slightly easier to survive, in this otherwise difficult world.
You can Change your Attitude towards Work!
There would be only a few people that we come across, who like to go to work, and are fairly content and happy with the work, as well as life. Today, we will take 10 minutes to actually understand what they are doing right, and what we are doing wrong. There are a lot of other things that play an important role in shaping our mindsets. Here are the following ways by which you can change your attitude towards the work you do:
1. Love Your Work
We have all heard the proverb “Do what you love, love what you do,” and believe it or not, this is very true, and effective. When you learn to love your work, and the job, you would stop taking it as a duty or something that is imposed to you. By doing so, you will have a positive mindset, and ultimately it will enable you to make the whole day effective as well as productive. Dr. Sanjay Prem abides by the tagline “Sab Sambhav Hai,” which means that anything is possible. All you need to do is embrace whatever duty you have been given and think that you are capable of doing the job with all the quality.
2. Let’s Be Positive
We are not in denial of the fact that there might be some days when work seems more tiring and stressful than the rest of the days. But just like a coin has two sides, there would also be some positive things about the work, which is either overlooked, or not paid enough attention to. When things are put into better perspectives, there would always be some areas that are actually good. In order to practice this, just think about the key reason of why you joined in the first place, or the factor that keeps you motivated to wake up every morning. And remember, positive thinking, is positive being! So, never let the positivity inside you fade out for some adverse situation or person.
3. Quit overthinking and Do More
It is crazy, the amount of time people spend on thinking! While thinking isn’t bad, overthinking certainly is. It is suggested by American Psychology Association (American Psychological Association, 2017) that nearly 40% of the thoughts in human mind are useless, and about the things that do not matter. Scientifically, it is impossible to not have random thoughts, but humans can definitely reduce this percentage by increasing their focus and thought process. This means that if one can learn the art of controlling their thoughts, there can be more focus on the work, and gradually the days at work would become more productive.
4. Smart Work and Hard Work
What if you could finish a task that would normally take up your entire day, just in a matter of few hours? Well, that is very much possible, and it is under your control! Dr. Sanjay Prem suggests that scheduling, and organizing tasks, will keep you on your knees, and will help you perform much faster and more effectively that would provide better results. You can also try prioritising your work in such a way that the ones that need to meet a deadline, are put on priority, and finished on or before time.
5. Distracted or Stressed? Take a 5-Minutes Meditation Break!
Most people do not realise the pure power and the strength of mediation. Even a short act of meditation can help in rejuvenating your mind, and give you the energy for the remaining day. Meditation. brings eternal peace, which will enable the practitioners to live life with a more positive mindset. Meditation in general, has always been regarded as one of the most mood-boosting exercises. The concept of Sajag Meditation was ideated by Dr. Sanjay Prem, and he says that it is a form of active meditation, which is great for the young and fast generation like ours.
Following even some of these tips will help you in changing your perspective towards work and professional life. Sanjay Prem also mentions that these are only general advises, and that each individual would have their own way and technique to battle with all the circumstances in their life. And therefore, blindly following these would hardly ever work, without personal dedication and the motivation to do so. However, it’s you who has to choose, and remember that only you have the control over your life, so use it wisely!