How to Stay Motivated When You Hate Your Job

If you hate your job but don't feel like quitting so soon, this are ways to keep you stay motivated when you hate your job.

Do you sometimes feel like you want to quit your job? Don’t lie okay. Most of us do. Not liking all the massive task and the slot in job your boss give at 4pm and need to complete by 5pm? “Ah I hate my boss. I hate my job. I want to quit”. Been there?

Most of us don’t really mean it but somehow we do right? Well, head straight. None of us want to quit a job that easily even when you feel like it.

Is quitting or staying is the best solution to your problem? Let’s face it. Quitting will be the last resort of everything. If you are still stuck in your current workplace, you hated your job (like I do, trust me we are in the same boat) and you don’t feel like quitting so soon, this are ways to keep you stay motivated and some tips to make you stay longer in your job.

How to Stay Motivated When You Hate Your Job


Figure Out What is the Problem

The main important questions is what causing you hating your job? Find out where is the problem. Is it your boss? The culture? The people? The work load? Try to find a way to solve it. Don’t let some small problem lead you to quitting.

Leave Your Work

Work is work, don’t mix it in with your personal life. It is best not to overwork that mean no overtime when you feel your work is burdening you. Take your rest time to relax and keep your work away. Have a thought that work will never ever going to finish. I stopped bringing back my work on weekend and I am truly not regretting that.

Be Presentable

Hating your job doesn’t mean you can’t be presentable. Nothing is important than making yourself more presentable while working. Show a little bit of interest of working each day not only by the way you dress, but also to get involve in a simple lunch with your colleague. No one likes to work with a bad OD and anti-social person.

Do Your Job, Do Not Budge Around

It is so important that you complete your task diligently even though you are not interested anymore. We are employed, whether you like it or not a job is a job we get paid for. If you are not doing your job properly, that’s a breach and do remember we are living with our salary. Don’t show your “I don’t care” attitude because that’s not going to make it better.

Have Your Friends or Closest Colleague Around You

Having a circle of friends or closest colleague can heighten your happiness. What is more important than having a support system? They will inspire and advices you if you are feeling restless and tense. Do not keep everything to yourself. At least if you have any issue with your boss it is better to seek for advices from someone else first.

Respect Your Senior, Manager and Boss

Your bosses are still your boss even when you don’t like them. My advice – do not show your dislikeness. They still have the power to control your reputation in your performances and yearly appraisal. It is also best to learn the positive things from them. Watch how they work, try to develop the skill from them as long as you respect them.

Find What You Like To Do

Working eight hours each day doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the rest of your hours. Put aside your job away after the ‘longest 8 hours of working’ and do what you enjoy. I always make myself clear that my job can’t ruin my whole day. Having a dinner with friends, go out shopping, have a thoughtful and longest bath are the things I did after I leave the office.

Lastly, you are not alone. Most of us feel exhausted working 9 to 5. Find your inner peace. Be sociable, spend time for yourself and don’t let your job ruin your life. Sometimes, your current job offers more challenges for you to develop your skill. Finding the perfect job takes time. If you still can’t cope with your job, take a deep breath; think again, if quitting is still your decision, then leave. The choice is always in your hand.

What makes you love your job?

Atheera Dayana
Atheera Dayana