We’ve all been there. You have the perfect job, the one you’ve always wanted. You started with high hopes and big dreams. But after a while, you discover that the luster of your dream job has grown dull. So what do you do?
Today, we’ll be looking at how you can keep your passion for work alive. Here are five things you need to do when you feel like you no longer love your work!
Discover something new about your work
Complacency can often leave you behind on the tracks. Make it a habit to learn new things about your work and the industry you’re in. Read books and take notes. Attend conferences, seminars, and workshops that the office offers. Educate yourself on the latest news and trends. When new and interesting opportunities arise, you’ll be well-equipped to grab them!
Focus on what you like doing
Using your strength is not only liberating but also empowering. Focus on what you’re good at and what makes you awesome at your position. This can motivate you to tackle tough tasks head on. Instead of thinking of your work as mundane, consider them as a developing ground that hones your skills and puts your expertise to practice.
Declutter your workspace
People often say, “A messy desk is a messy mind.” When you feel demotivated, it might be because you’re not cleaning up as you go. Take some time to clear out junk from your workspace. Organize your inbox. Delete useless emails. Clean up your desk. By doing this, you’re deciding on what is valuable and what is not. It is a physical and practical way to engage in actively making decisions!
Ask for new responsibilities
Nothing makes us more enthusiastic than new challenges and figuring out how to overcome them. It’s a great way to get your mind off of the routine you’ve gotten so used to. Sit down and dissect your current position to pinpoint a new responsibility you can add. This can help refresh your focus and possibly score you points with your boss!
Stress less, smile more
Did you know that smiling and laughing more at work can help you be more engaged at your job? It’s true! The more engaged you are the happier and more enthusiastic you will be tackling your to-do list for the day. Happiness is infectious, too! Soon your fellow workers will want to be around your positive force. Besides, who doesn’t want a laugh every now and then to ease up on the stress, right?
At the end of the day, you need to be conscious of your expectations and goals. Be mindful that the fastest way to kill a passion is by comparing yourself to the accomplishments of others. Every once in a while you’ll feel like you’re falling out of love with your work. When the time comes, take a step back to reevaluate and focus on your craft, your vision, and you’ll rekindle your passion in no time.
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Check out the other parts of our Love for Work Series:
- How to Fuel Love for Work in Your Employees
- 5 Things You Need To Do When You No Longer Love Your Work
- Infographics Fridays: How to Love Work
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I totally agree with these things to do! As I also heard from others “When you feel like quitting, remember why you even started” – perhaps a little vacation away from all work-induced stress won’t hurt and will make us motivated again.