As we approach the end of the year, we are in the habit of writing the traditional New Year’s resolutions, with common promises such as “healthier life”, “spending more time with family”, “quitting smoking” and other generalized purposes. However, what about promises related to work?
The working environment is a very influential factor to our state of mind, and it is in our hands to make it positive. That is why we have thought of creating a list of work-oriented goals.
We have come up with a list of 5 purposes to improve your presence at work:
- If all that is being important to you has been your own problems, is time to change. It’s also your responsibility to create a warm atmosphere in which you develop deeper relationships with colleagues. Showing interest in their lives and concerns is a good way of creating harmonious bonds with others.
- Be clear about what your role is at work. If you do not know how you are contributing to the success of the company and what your role is, you will not have enough motivation.
- Always want to learn. Overcoming your limitations is necessary to feel fulfilled and at ease. Do not give up on the minimum problem you face, it is important to know how to face the problems and move on.
- Express your opinions. To externalize what you feel at certain moments is key to not hold resentment or bad thoughts that can cause negative effects in the future.
- Try to see the good side of things. On the days you are tired visualize your life with a positive perspective.
This list can be a good way to welcome the next 365 days with a smile. From JobisJob we want to thank you for being with us in 2018 and wish you a very HAPPY 2019. Have a great one!
Johan Cruyff will be remembered as an exceptional footballer and a one-of-a-kind manager with a revolutionary style of playing that he always believed in, and which changed the history of teams like Ajax and FC Barcelona.
Some days we wake up at 8:50 when we’ve got to catch the bus at 9:00. Some days we spill coffee on our pressed white shirt, we forget breakfast, leave our umbrella behind in a moment of sunshine and arrive to the office in a frazzle; exhausted, baffled and already ready for 5 o’clock. Hey, it happens, and though there’s not much we can do to stop life from throwing these days at us, there’s a whole lot we can do to turn the day around.
Bye bye bad day.
Have a tea or coffee. If you’re lucky enough to have an office close to a coffee shop, head down for a cuppa. Take those few minutes to hold the mug close to your nose, inhaling all those lovely smells, close your eyes and go to your happy place. If a coffee shop isn’t nearby, go to the office kitchen and do the same; look out the window, read the newspaper, take a few minutes to clear your head and focus on you.
For those job seekers with limited or no experience, this ad doesn’t seem too far from the truth. It’s a vicious cycle; how does one gain experience when it seems that all jobs require previous experience. It’s a catch 22 and we see it too often. It’s disheartening and leaves us bewildered, asking ourselves: How in the world will I ever find a job?
So what can you do?
There’s a movement going on out there and you’ve probably seen it or become part of it. In recent years tattoos, piercings and other “frowned upon” lifestyle choices have become mainstream. The amount of friends you have with tattoos probably outnumber the friends without tattoos. Living in Barcelona I see it every day. In my neighbourhood, tattoo parlours are almost as frequent as bakeries and every one of my friends has at least one tattoo or body piercing. I see both men and women daily with colourful tattoo sleeves, with ear gauges and nose rings. It’s freedom of expression, it’s exhibiting our personalities for the world to see, but it gets me wondering, what does the workplace think of all this?
Barcelona is a place where creative minds from all over the world come together. I’ve met graphic designers, jewellery makers, photographers, fabric designers, illustrators and artists. Though body art and piercings are generally accepted in creative fields, what about those working in medicine, in finance or customer service? Do the rules change based on the sector? Should we still let our appearance matter more than our skill?