How to wring more enjoyment and purpose from your career

Take heed, all you dreamers longing for greener pastures. Every job can be a grind, and where you are is probably not so bad. Here’s how to bloom where you’re planted.

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Is every workday like “Groundhog Day”—unending, iterative tedium?

Perhaps you feel more like Peter Gibbons from “Office Space,” who said of his dreary job, “Every single day that you see me, that’s on the worst day of my life.”

Hopefully it’s not that bad for you. However, we all struggle with the daily grind of repetitive jobs. People who communicate or write for a living are certainly no exception.

Those of us who spend our days tethered to chairs and staring at screens are susceptible to boredom, burnout and even depression, and it’s important to acknowledge those possibilities.

It’s also crucial to actively pursue workplace self-care and to find sparks of pleasure—no matter how small—in our jobs.

Try these baby steps to boost your morale, build emotional resilience, and find the sunnier side of workplace life:

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