You dread going to work. Every morning you drag yourself out of bed. It is not that the body is weak but the mind is not willing. Most of us know the feeling of dreading to go to work. If not for a long period of time, at least at some point of your career you would have felt that way.

Is there a way of overcoming the feeling everyday? I am not sure if I have the absolute solutions, but you can try some of these strategies that I have personally used in my years of experience.

1. Dominant Thoughts
To start with, do not let the "dread going to work" syndrome become your dominant thought. Yes, I know it is easier said than done. But you have to start somewhere and that somewhere is your thought. Whether you call it "law of attraction" or any other term to describe it. The more you think about dreading your work, the deeper it will dwell into your thought. Stop thinking about it. Take that thought out and focus your thought on something else.

2. Source Of Your Dread
What is the source of your dread? Start by doing something about it. Find out the source of your dread, or you will not be able to tackle it. Do not complain if you do not know what you are complaining about. Why do dread going to work? Is it because of your colleagues, your boss, your routine work, your pay, the traffic? Write them down and see if you can tackle them. I am sure resignation has crossed your mind. But before you do that, see if there is a way of solving it. We cannot expect life to be perfect and work to be perfect for that matter.

3. Seek Not Perfection
Life is not perfect. Why should work be? Accept that things being imperfect are how things work. If you expect perfect colleagues, perfect bosses, perfect resources, perfect processes then you are in for a shock. There can never be a perfect system, perfect factory, and perfect office wherever you work. Because, trust me, no matter how high your pay is it can always be higher, no matter how good your colleagues are, they can always be better, no matter how understanding your boss is, he can always be better. Seek not perfection if you do not want to dread going to work. Seek adaptation, adaptation from yourself. What can you do to make the work environment better?

4. Accept What You Cannot Change
Change what you can and accept what you cannot. If you have a choice, then change. Put in a plan and execute the plan. If you do not have a choice then quit. If that is the path you will need to take. If quitting is not a choice then do what you can.Go back to changing your dominant thought. If your dominant thought is one of 'I dread work', no wonder you dread going to work.

There is something you can do about the feeling of dread going to work. Do not fear it. Sit down calmly and have an action plan to tackle it. When you start working on a plan to diffuse it, you will feel better already even if that plan to stop the feeling of "dread going to work" does not work.

Author's Bio: 

Long Yun Siang or Long, as he is popularly known runs with his wife Dorena as their way of paying it forward. Their website – based on their real life experiences - provides tips, tools and advise for newbies pursuing career success. Download these eBooks - 52 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Work Life A Week At A Time, SHINE At Work: Your 30-Minute Guide and Career Success Recipe for Newbies at the website now.