Happy Valentine’s Day. To honour this day of love, I’d like to share some insights about how loving your job can positively impact your life.
A common challenge our clients face is a loss of love and passion for what they do. Their job or business has become a grind. It is heavy, exhausting and something that makes them despondent. The coaching question we ask is “how would you be if you fell in love with your job or business again?”.
Love triggers physiological changes in our bodies. Our cortisol levels stabilise (after the initial stresses of falling in love). Our oxytocin and dopamine levels lift. These chemical changes help us to reduce stress and anxiety. They support us to feel happy and more trusting of others and ourselves. Loving what we do allows us to feel calm and secure. When we love what we do, we are more optimistic and able to solve problems. We love the job or business and are more open to ideas and solutions.
We wish for you, this Valentine’s Day, to fall back in love with what you do. Start by remembering what it was that drew you to your current business or job. Look for the elements of the job that you love and spend some time on those. Connect with the people that you love to work with. Make a conscious effort to rekindle the passion and love for where you spend at least 8 hours a day. Make it fun again.
Lots of love, chocolate and bubbles from the RainTree Team.