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Attitude of Gratitude? 5 Tips To Improve Your Job Satisfaction

Tuesday, November 24, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Attitude of Gratitude

How many of you wake up in the morning and are excited to go to work? According to the 2014 edition of The Conference Board Job Satisfaction survey, less than half of US workers are satisfied with their jobs. If you fall into this category, we would like to challenge you to adopt an attitude of gratitude. "No matter how demanding your job is, your biggest hindrance to enjoying life may be an attitude of ingratitude. If you allow yourself to be unhappy, everything you do will be that much harder," says Laura Stack in this article.

We get it. For many of our organizations, budgets are tight and enrollments are decreasing. How can you improve your job satisfaction by giving thanks? Try these five tips from Stack's article:

  1. Empower yourself. Do you have a campus problem that seems insurmountable? Odds are that other NACCE members have gone through or are currently going through a similar challenge. Reach out to the NACCE network through First Word list serv.
  2. Spend time with family and friends. Unplug and recharge during Thanksgiving break! 
  3. Volunteer your time. Some of you may laugh at this and think, "I have no time to even do my own job, how can I find time to volunteer for something else?" Volunteering allows you to see others problems and more times than not, puts your own problems into perspective. When you are focusing on others, you will lose sight of worrying about yourself. 
  4. When it all goes wrong, laugh. Want some higher ed humor? Check out this site.
  5. Surround yourself with happiness. No one likes to work with a Negative Nellie, so try spreading some cheer this holiday season. Need a dose of success stories and inspiration? Check out the latest edition of Community College Entrepreneurship coming soon to your doorstep!

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