Getting a new job while still in your current.

Emploi Administrator | 10th December 2019

Career Development
Getting a new job while still in your current.

Getting a new job while still in your current.

Emploi Administrator | 10th December 2019

Career Development

Are there days you wake up in the morning and feel; ‘Oh God! I’m going to the same old job again’ or ‘Do I have to report to work today? I’ ll call in for a sick leave’. The funny thing is that this feeling wasn’t there when you first got your job. You loved it when you got it. You were one of those people who was excited to get up in the morning, who talked about work all the time, and who may or may not have been slightly obnoxious about letting everyone know how awesome your career is. And now? Well, let’ s just say you lost that loving feeling.

Feeling bored or uninspired at work is pretty much the worst feeling one can get. Everyone feels this way from time to time and even the most amazing jobs in the world have lulls. What can one do in such moments? Run out and get a new job? Before you completely write off your current job, it’s worth at least trying to reignite the spark that was once there.

If you are bored with your job, know that you have the power to change it. The following tips will help you bring some life back into a job that you once loved and find yourself more inspired;

One change you can make immediately is your perspective on your position. Instead of counting down the minutes until 5 or keeping a tally of all the times you’ve switched back and forth between your email and calendar, consider instead what unearthed opportunities might exist for you beyond your cube. A less perky way of saying that would be to keep your eyes open for problems that need solving. Don’t stop there, look for ways to solve them. Move one step past boredom, and look for ways to take action. No matter what you find yourself doing, you’re bound to feel more engaged. Bonus: Your efforts won’t go unnoticed.

One common source of dissatisfaction in work is not knowing whether you’re making a difference, whether that’s a difference in society or even a difference in your organization. But the fact is, no matter what you do, you very likely are. In fact, that’s probably a little bit of why you took the job in the first place. So, sometimes you just have to be a bit more intentional about thinking about it.
When faced with a mindless task, take some time to take a step back and reflect on what your impact is or what greater cause you’re contributing to. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a noble cause like alleviating world hunger. Are you delivering great customer service or elevating the company brand? Maybe you’re just brightening one person’s day. Whatever it is, take a moment to just recognize the impact you might be having.

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People who lack self-awareness are more prone to boredom. Research shows that 90% of top performers are high in EQ and just 20% of bottom performers are high in EQ. Emotional Intelligence consists of personal competence, which is made of self-awareness and relationship management. When you’re bored at work, it can be easy to blame the job. Thoughts like ‘this job are boring’ and ‘my director isn’t utilizing my skills’ are commonplace. Depending on the cause of your boredom, developing your emotional awareness will help you be more assertive and motivated to implement changes so you’ re not relying on senior leadership to fix things.

Environmental aesthetics can contribute to work values. Perhaps, you need a change of scenery. Our environment can change our mood. Try sprinkling colors like red, orange, yellow or green in your office space as they evoke feelings of happiness.

Monotony is one of the most common causes of boredom.Often, our natural response to monotony is to seek external stimulation. We think we need a new job, a promotion, someone to inspire us or we need to feel appreciated for the work we’ve already accomplished. But, the easiest cure for monotony derives from our internal stimulation, raising the bar, challenging ourselves to create bigger results and setting goals that sometimes seem out of reach. Ironically, when we do these things, the external stimulation we seek; promotions, inspiration, and appreciation follow.

It’s your choice whether you want to be bored or not at work (assuming you once didn’t have a boring job). Take a step back and think about what angle you’ve been approaching your job from. Is it a particularly negative one? What impact are you making each day? and What are you doing to make your own job more interesting? Boredom is important to address because your efforts to make your job more exciting does not only benefit you but also your long-term career. After all, what manager doesn’t want an employee who takes initiative and constantly thinks about the impact?

Share your thoughts and comments on if there is a paradigm shift in your workplace after applying the above tips.

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