It's always come easily to me not to hate things, but when I first dedicated myself to sticking a job out, (I always used to feel like I'd just rather be somewhere else...), I basically just resigned myself to being there, putting my best effort into my particular duties... I threw myself into doing my job as well as I could, being friendly with coworkers, (and customers - it was a Tim Horton's job...)
The worst job I ever had was line-work at a bottle-labeling plant - and it wasn't really the tedium of the work itself that got me down, though it didn't help. I found that the difficulty I had trying to feel like a "part of the team" (it was night-shift, too - and while some of the people were friendly and outgoing, the environment really just didn't support that kind of general-attitude) was what made it feel unpleasant to be there.
Healthy interaction between people has always made even the most difficult and laborious jobs I've had feel great. I'd say that, in general, the best way to like what you're doing is to really put yourself BEHIND whatever you're doing, and if you're lucky enough to be working with people who are treating the job the same way, (or even for whom you can provide such an example), you might find yourself eagerly anticipating your work-day as I've so often done!
Joke and (harmlessly) flirt with your coworkers. Can you play music? Hum or sing, then laugh at the look on your coworkers' faces. Socialize and build friendships with other employees. Have contests. Daydream. Look for another job on your days off.
Secretly look for a job you love. It makes it easier getting through the days knowing you'll be out of there soon. When you find it, quit the job you hate and you won't have to suffer anymore.
I just did that two weeks ago.
Suze Orman, the financial guru once said, "Make average great". Go in with a postitive attitude and do an outstanding job.
Also, save every penny you can and think of every penny as a stepping stone to financial freedom...perhaps freedom to leave this job and find something that truly makes you happy!
The only way to make yourself "like" your job is to think about that paycheck that's going into your bank account each week.
It’s almost impossible to make yourself enjoy a job you hate. It’s like going against the nature of yourself.
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