You may wake up every Monday morning dreading having to get up and go to the office, but how often do you take the time to think about the positive aspects of your job? There’s no better time to take a step back and reflect on the things you’re thankful for than the holiday season. Here are some things you can probably be grateful for at work this Thanksgiving.
Whether it’s email, Skype or your computer itself, be thankful for the technology that makes your job easier! Being able to contact your co-workers anywhere at any time makes communication more effective and more convenient for everyone involved.
There was a time when suits, ties and pencil skirts were office commonplace, but this formal business attire has become more of the exception than the rule over the years. Business casual is the new normal, and we can all be thankful for that! On top of business casual dress codes for most of the week, the majority of office employees can also be thankful for casual Fridays as well. The lucky few can even enjoy casual dress codes every day of the week.
A Good Boss
If you’re lucky enough to have a manager who supports and mentors you in your career, you’ve got something to be thankful for! If you missed Boss’s Day this year, you may want to pass a message of thanks along to your manager this Thanksgiving.
Co-Workers Who Care
Good co-workers are hard to come by, so thank your work buddies whenever you can! Whether you work closely with them or only see them in passing, a friendly face can make a world of difference when you’ve had a stressful day at the office. Be grateful for those who make your work easier or more enjoyable.
You know those ‘ah-ha!’ moments where everything falls into place and you feel proud of yourself for a job well done? Not everyone gets those moments at work, so enjoy them and be grateful that you’re doing work you can take pride in.
Many businesses offer free coffee, and this is one of those small pleasures that can be easily taken for granted. Your boss doesn’t need to provide free coffee for you, so be thankful if they do.
Without daily challenges, work life would be dull and boring. Although you may become stressed out from time to time, rising to and overcoming a challenge will make you better equipped to handle bigger tasks both in and out of work.
Lunch Breaks and Weekends
You may not think twice about your daily and weekly reprieves from the grind, but you should. If you have the luxury of free weekends and relaxing lunch breaks, you have something to be grateful for.
There’s plenty more to be grateful for in the office! What do you give thanks for at work?