26-8-2015

Here’s what to do to reignite the Spark

It’s so easy to get stuck in your daily routine to the point that you start losing interest in your job. If you’ve been dreading going to the office for quite some time that it started affecting your personal life in a negative way, then maybe it’s time you took control of the situation. We all go through phases of boredom at work. During those times, you might lose perspective on why you’re doing what you do and you may feel like you are trapped in a meaningless, never-ending job. The good news is that, in most cases, this is a temporary feeling. Akhtaboot’s is here to help you reignite the spark if you’ve been feeling unmotivated at work!

Identify the Problem

Losing interest in your job can happen when you’re no longer feeling challenged at what you do. While some employees like to stick to a certain routine, others need a regular change of pace. There are also numerous factors in the workplace that can cause you to feel unmotivated such as a deteriorating relationship with your coworkers or your boss, a toxic working environment, and lack of appreciation for your efforts. Creating a list of what you don’t like about your job and ranking each item based on its importance is the first step in reviving your career interest.

Develop a New Skill

The day you stop learning is the day you are dead. Once your own learning curve starts going down, you need to start looking for a new learning experiences. Don’t overcomplicate things by obsessing over every last detail and choose a skill that you think will work and give it a try. Even if you fail, take a lesson from this incident and move on to the next project. What you need to understand is that mistakes are not failures, they are simply the process of eliminating ways that won’t work in order to come closer to the ways that will.

Take Some Time Off

In order to maintain your productivity levels, you need to give your brain a break. You need to slow down so you can focus on the heavy tasks that need your undivided attention. Employees who take regular breaks from their work are much more creative and energetic than those who stay glued to their desks all day long. While giving your employees too much time to “play” might seem counter-intuitive, studies have revealed that taking regular breaks and vacations reduces stress, which can lead to better ideas and increased innovation. Take some time off during low seasons to unwind and rejuvenate. This will pay off when you get back into the game.

Revaluate your Career Path

It’s so easy to get stuck in your daily routine that you forget that there’s a world full of possibilities out there. If you’ve been feeling bored and miserable for such a long time, then perhaps it’s time you considered changing career paths. This can be a risky and scary step to take, but the key to a successful new career is to know yourself and how you work at your best.  Career planning never stops and you will probably have to reassess your career plan several times during your life. In today’s business world the typical person joining the work force will have as many as five to six different jobs by the time he or she retires. People continue to change and evolve throughout life, so does the job market. Once you’ve clearly identified what you’re looking for in a career, you will find that there are a number of paths that match your skills. Your goal at this point should be to take the next best step.

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