We all have times when we feel bored at work. Even our “dream job” will have down days. However, if boredom is an ongoing issue for you at your job, what can you do? Here are a few suggestions from my own experiences:
Is It The job?
If you are in a boring job, what can you do about it?
It is worth getting to the root of the issue and finding out specifically what is making you bored.
Do you need more of a challenge? Maybe you need to delegate some of the tasks you find tedious so that they are shared out more equitably with colleagues? Maybe you need to ask your manager for a promotion or more responsibility? Being bored now and then is not unusual, but if it’s a continuous issue for you at work, it is a sign that something needs to change.
Is It You?
Have you noticed that some people never seem happy, whatever job they are in? It can be hard to admit that we might be the cause (or part of the cause) of a difficult situation but it is worth being honest and seeing whether this might be the case. Moving jobs will only move the problem, if this is the case. Could a change of perspective could help you feel better about the job?
Start by listing the positives about the work you are doing. If nothing else, a pay check could be one for the list to start with. Whether the job is a short term gig, or your regular job, making an effort to focus on the positives will help you feel better, even if only for a while as you decide your next move.
Time For Change
If boredom is a real issue for you in your job, you will need to decide if you really want to change the situation. Is it time to move or could you make a change in your current work place? Taking on new training, a change of role or even a new hobby outside of work are all ways that we can try to an all help to make your job more enjoyable. It may be that the solution is a mixture of approaches.
Once you get to the bottom of the issue, try making some changes and see what works. If you continue to feel unsatisfied in your job, it could be a sign that it really is time for a new job!
Bio: Jen Smith is a Life Coach, Mentor & Writer. She has tried many career paths herself and now helps people achieve their goals and dreams.