Feeling bored and depressed at work? While these can be signs that you should start looking for new job, they may also be signs that you’ve fallen into a rut. It’s easy to succumb to habits and daily rituals that ultimately lead to boredom and a lack of inspiration. The next time you find yourself asking, “do I even like this job?” try doing these things to spark excitement.
A simple way to tackle boredom is to find something that makes you curious. Find a documentary that covers a topic you know little about, or a biography about a famous person within your field. Your sense of curiosity will likely cross-over into what you’re doing at work. Try asking yourself how your decisions will affect your co-workers or customers and work from there. It may simply take putting yourself in someone else’s shoes to make you feel inspired.
Change Up Your Routine
Ever heard the saying “change doesn’t come from comfort”? While we all love our habits and morning routines, they may be damaging our productivity and career growth. Pick a new location for your weekly team meeting, try writing in a different style, or go for a walk during your break instead of spending it on your phone. A simple change may lead to big ideas.
Face Your Fears
In addition to switching up your routine, try doing one thing a month that scares you. Maybe it’s speaking up in a sales meeting or pitching an idea that you’ve been sitting on for a while. In addition to sparking inspiration, facing your fears also builds confidence and courage. You may even discover a new skill that you’re really good at in the process!
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