No matter how much we love our jobs, there will come the point in life where we become bored with them. This may result from the stress and pressure from your boss. Also, you may just get tired of doing the same thing all over again, which is inevitable at times. We feel like our life suddenly takes a standstill and whatever we’re doing isn’t making any sense anymore. Our job may either be just downright plain boring or it not as challenging as before.
You might think that resigning might be the solution to your problem, but it might not be the case for some of us. We understand that finding a job that you love will never be easy. Therefore, quitting is not an answer. However, that doesn’t mean it’s the end for you now.
“Boredom is an emptiness filled with insistence.” ~Leo Stein
There are still ways to break your boredom. Here are our top 4 tips to refresh your mind, ease your boredom and make you look forward to working again.
Work From Home
If it’s possible for you to work virtually, you can ask your boss for permission to work from home for some time. It might seem counter-intuitive, but you’ll be surprised by the comfort of working from home. You’ll not only be able to control your time (when to wake up and start working), but your mind will also be more relaxed and in the mood to work. Why? It’s because the environment around you is familiar. This is your haven. Nobody would judge you or monitor your actions.
And since you’re now free, your mind will also be free from thinking about this burden. Therefore, you’ll be focusing all your attention on your job and the task at hand. Most of all, you’re not going to rush while commuting as peak hours start to kick in!
If your life only revolves around going out during workdays and going back to your home in the evening, it’s no wonder that your life is boring. Try to spice things up by planning what to do in your free time. You may catch up with your pals of go for a night out on weekends. If you love the comfort of your home, read an interesting book or try the recipe you’ve always wished to.
Whatever it is, make plans to realize your other dreams. This will give you the motivation to work harder and finish your tasks as soon as possible.
This may seem counter-intuitive, but sometimes, we get bored because the job isn’t challenging enough. Maybe you’ve gotten so used to your tasks that you’re able to finish it ahead of time. Or maybe your task is so repetitive that you can complete it even with your eyes closed. If that’s the case, it’s time for you to step up the game.
Try to ask your boss if any pending projects or tasks need to be done. Also, you may ask him for bigger projects or different tasks. This will give you the challenge you’re seeking. Before you know it, all your concentration will be on getting the task done.
If you feel like your skills and work experience are not enough, it’s time to step up. Do you have a passion or a hobby that you want to try out? Do you wish to have more time to invest in a new venture or anything that interests you? This is the time to do that. You can start exploring that new skill during your free time, or after work. Who knows what you’ll discover next? It may turn into a full-time job or your future business!
“Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.” ~William Inge