On a scale of ‘you dread turning your computer on’ to ‘you love it so much you’d do it for free’, how satisfied are you with your job?
Hopefully somewhere in the middle or above, though there are practical things you can do to increase your job satisfaction.
But before diving into those happiness-boosting habits, it’s important to understand what makes you satisfied with your job.
It goes beyond getting along with your co-workers and liking your tasks — it’s also about your level of mental preparation and performance.
What makes you satisfied with your job?
“Professionals who are mentally prepared are proven to have higher job satisfaction because they usually perform better due to that preparation,” said performance coach Keith Hodges, who regularly trains professional athletes.
“The ability to see challenges as an opportunity for growth, manage distractions, and be able to respond to criticism by performing better are elite characteristics all professionals should strive to possess,” he said.
This article was originally published on The Ladders.