Tick, tick, tick. Time never seems to go as slowly as when you are bored at work. In fact, you can feel as if you have been there for hours when really only five minutes had gone by! Of course, there are some steps you can take to invigorate things and work and get your enthusiasm for your career back. Read on to find out what they are.
Get a job abroad
One way to invigorate your career is to do essentially the same role as you do now but move overseas to do it. After all, being in an entirely new place & climate where they speak a different language can present all sorts of new opportunities and challenges.
For one, you will get to work on our foreign language and communication skills, and it’s highly likely that you will be asked to train others in the way you are used to doing things. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you won’t get the opportunity to pick some new skills and approaches up from your overseas colleagues either, so do be prepared to be flexible when it comes to how you work.
Additionally, moving abroad to work can help invigorate your career because it will also energize your time outside of work. For example, those moving to a place with a sunnier climate my spend more time outside and pushing outdoor activities, something that will provide them with additional energy to put into their career.
Alternatively, even those moving to places where the weather isn’t as good as they are used to will still be presented with the opportunity to experience a different culture and visit new places on their time off. This being something that for many people, including those that have a strong sense of wanderlust, that can be very rewarding and so once again have a positive impact on their career performance.
Of course, you don’t have just to pick one single place to settle down and work in to invigorate your career, if you don’t want to. In fact, you may choose to embrace a fully nomadic style of work. Luckily, this is becoming easier every day, as there are many positions where you can work remotely with a laptop and an internet connection. Something that means you can maintain your full-time career while also staying in and exploring as many exotic places as you like.
Some digital nomads even chose to convert vans into basic living quarters and then use those to navigate the areas that they are currently visiting. Of course, if part of how you make your income is by travel blogging, doing this will have a particularly positive effect on your career as it will not only provide you with new experiences but with plenty of exciting content to talk about as well.
Train in a professional field
If you would rather stay closer to home and spice up your career, there are other options to consider as well. One of these is to retrain in a challenging and rewarding professional field. Happily, there are a great many professional fields to choose from, which means that you are highly likely to find something that suits you.
One of the most popular of professional fields to train is medicine, because of the high wages, daily challenge, and the opportunity to help others. You’d be mistaken if you thought the only positions open are that of a doctor or nurse though.
In fact, there are a vast array of different roles you prepare for on this career path, with some folks opting for a medical assistant training course. An option which will allow them to work not only in hospitals but other medical practices like urgent care centers, chiropractors, and like as well.
Take on more responsibility
Another way to invigorate your career and beat the boredom of work is to take on more responsibility in your current role. Be careful, though, as more responsibility doesn’t necessarily mean more work. In fact, the idea of this approach is to get involved with the management of things within the organization that you work. This means that, rather than doing your job, and the roles of everyone else that is working under you, you need to get really good at supervision and delegation.
Of course, by successful showing that you can take on more responsibility at work, you will not only have more to keep you busy, but you will be adding valuable experience to your CV as well. Something that can help you progress through the ranks and earn yourself a promotion and higher pay.
Now, unless you are a professional artist or creative the idea of playing around with paints to reinvigorate your career may seem a bit far fetched. However, studies have shown that by engaging in a creative past time, a person can boost their performance and creativity at work as well. To that end, if you are feeling that things are a little boring in your current position, make a conscious effort to engage in a creative hobby such as drawing, painting, playing a musical instrument and even dance every week. It may be all you need to invigorate your career!
Take a break
Yes, I know that it may seem counterintuitive, but sometimes if you have been working away at your career intensely what you really need is a break. In fact, taking some time to get away on vacation or just to prioritize other things in your life like self-care and rest can not only help you recharge your batteries and find your mojo again but also give you some perspective on your career choices as well.
This can actually be very valuable if you are struggling with motivation or feeling as if all your hard work is going unnoticed. This is because it can help you to distinguish whether you are truly tired of the career path you are currently on, on whether you are just tired period!
To that end, before you make any life-altering career decisions, it is worth taking at least a little time off. Then you can be sure that you are making your choice because it’s right for you and not just as an emotional reaction to frustration and boredom.