Romance *with* Your Office?

While I love my work, I know that many people have a more tenuous relationships with their job. It might be certain aspects of the job, that there is a lot of ‘have to’ instead of ‘want to’ work, or it may be issues with management, colleagues or employees.

So what do you do about it? Using tools from the subconscious mind, here are a few tips that might help you get through your 9-to-5 ( or 6:30am-to-10pm?)…

Thin line between love and hate?

I remember hearing the song by the band The Persuaders for the first time and thinking “but they are on totally different ends of the spectrum!” Well, I have a few different thoughts on it now that I know more about the deeper part of the mind. The subconscious is the emotional part of the mind and activates in the presence of feelings. Whether ‘good’ or ‘bad’ it doesn’t matter – they are all like a hot grill that sears an impression of the situation in the mind for safe keeping. This is why unemotional situations seem to slip out of minds more easily.

Yet these emotions, especially ones we perceive as negative, carry ‘weight’ – and sometimes we can be carrying a heavy load through our workday. So maybe it’s time to drop a bit of it.

While it is made easier with hypnosis, letting go is a practice that seems to get stronger with practice. You don’t have to *love* the administrivia you’re supposed to do, or be jubilant when you approach the ‘messed up’ way your boss coordinates things, but not giving it your emotional energy will free up more space and energy for you – physically, mentally and emotionally.

It doesn’t mean you like it all, but it means that you’re giving yourself the gift of not lowering yourself in the mire or animosity that takes you away from the important things on the job and in your life. A simple questions might be “is it worth my personal energy, attention, and abilities to get emotionally hung-up on this, or can I just let the emotional part of it go”. And often, without the negative stress of it, you’ll be able to find new options and alternatives that suit you even better.

Look for the Good

What we focus on, expands in the mind. That’s a simple rule most people don’t realise on a conscious level. But if you’re interested in doing something or buying something, (social media analytics aside) you’re probably more likely to spot it everywhere. Want a new car? You might see the models you’re looking at more often… Because the subconscious mind works by association, it tends to want to link things.

So how have you been using this in your work? Expect someone to let you down? They will probably live up (or down) to your expectations. But if we start to look for the little things in our work and in others that we like or are behaviours we want, those tend to be confirmed or repeated as well.

“Catch” your colleagues doing something good, and you are more likely to be supportive of them – and that creates a virtuous cycle. Is there one tiny aspect of a daily task that you like? That’s where you can ‘sit’ emotionally while you deal with the rest. Will it seem artificial or challenging at first? Maybe, but the alternative doesn’t seem to be one that works for most people.

This linking can also work for shifting positions – once you dig deeply into the ‘good’ of your life or your work, you might notice your greatest strengths and motivation – within your current job or for the next.

And remember, you’re a living model for others. You may also notice as you change, those around you do to. Better work for all!

Hypnosis can Help with Loving your Work…

If you need some suggestions or ways to love your work more, speaking directly to the subconscious mind is a quick and easy way to help you increase your ability to move gracefully through your daily life. If some of the other aspects of your life are putting pressure on your ability to thrive at work, hypnosis can help as well. Schedule a session or discounted bundle so that you can start moving naturally into a better work and life experience. Let me know how I can help… Jennifer

Love is the absence of judgement. Dalai Lama

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