If you’re thinking: “Damn, I have work tomorrow, I hate my job, and I wish I had a better job,” then you are not alone. Gallup recently reported that less than 1 in 3 workers is involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their work and workplace. (See poll information here.) This hits many people really hard on Sunday night as they start thinking about the coming working week.
In a positive article, psychotherapist Joyce Marter offers advice on how to deal with Sunday night work stress. Her tips include:
- Recognize the Sunday blues.
- Use Sunday afternoons to prepare for the workweek.
- Exercise to burn off the anxiety and increase endorphins.
- Make healthy choices.
- Have a Sunday evening ritual.
- Promote relaxation before bed.
- Resist the urge to skip all of the above to get some work done instead.
These seem to be healthy perspectives on work stress, but do you have to continue to deal with this stress week in and week out? What if you were to find a job and a team that are naturally fit the way that you most like to make a contribution and be valued and respected in your work?
You Deserve to Be Happy and Less Stressed!
A little more than 30 years ago, two behavioral scientists – Dr. Janice Presser and Dr. Jack Gerber – began researching and creating a system to understand how people work most and effectively and happily together. They created Teamability, a highly effective system of understanding what roles people most naturally enjoy filling on teams, analyzing how team members work together and helping managers create joyful, cohesive and high-performing teams. (You can learn more about the background of Teamability by clicking here.)
About five years ago, I met Dr. Janice, participated in my own online Teamability experience, and was awestruck by how much it helped me understand why some of the work I was doing did not make me happy, while other parts of my work filled me with an intense degree of satisfaction. I participated in advanced training classes so that I could be well-prepared to help others learn about their own Teamability and how their teams can experience better team chemistry and ultimately greater joy in their work.
I have added this knowledge and capability to my master’s degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. Through training, education and career experience I have found my own joy in coaching and consulting with fellow business owners and leaders to improve their overall performance and that of their teams.
We only have so many days on this earth, so why should we spend a minute of it being unnecessarily stressed and unhappy? And when we consider that we spend as much as half of our waking hours working, why be unhappy at work?
If you’d like to learn more about your Teamability and how you can learn more about your preferred roles on teams, your teaming characteristics and how you deserve to be valued and respected in your job, I’m happy to help. You shouldn’t be unhappy with your work!