One obvious truth that employees have to live with is the fact that there are points of boredom in every job. No matter how exciting and fulfilling your job may be, there is always a time when it becomes boring and unbearable. At those boring times, there may always be tendencies to become disinterested in carrying out your duties.
However, one can actually get over the boring part of their job without depression and loss of interest.
Below are tips to help you manage your thinking and successfully get over these boring times that the job brings.
• Connect Your Job to Your Drive and Motivations.
One of the best ways of ensuring that boring tasks don’t really get you worried is to see them as part of your overall work contribution. Research shows that once a person sees their work and tasks as their vocation or calling, they begin to feel better about work and life in general.
• Taking your work as your calling entails that you find ways of connecting your job and your organizational mission to a passion you have about life. Find ways that your job drives you beyond the present moment, to achieving something bigger than yourself. Discover how you can better the world around you through your work.
• When these discoveries are made, and the relevant questions answered, you begin to see the boring part of your job as having a message to pass. Even with the less enthralling task, you will still find something worthwhile.
• Add Pace and Accuracy to Task.
Repetitive tasks brings boredom after a short time. These tasks seem endless and over time can cause a loss of interest. Parts of the boring aspect of these tasks are that you notice how much time is spent on a particular project. With the amount of time spent without your brain getting busy enough, you begin to feel bored and desire a new task.
In order to overcome such repetitive tasks, ensure that they don’t take plenty of time. This means that increasing your pace a bit will be very helpful. Once a repetitive task is assigned to you, get into it with pace and complete it as quick as you can while being accurate too.
As you get into the task with pace, you enter a flow state. In this flow state, you get absorbed in the task and will hardly notice the boring part of it.
• Reward Yourself.
When you feel it has gotten so bad for you while carrying out a task, then resolve to self-bribe. You can place yourself on a reward scale that you will receive once a certain task is completed by you. These rewards can either be something you would love to eat, where you would love to go or something you like to do.
Planning to give yourself a reward after completing unpleasant tasks helps you endure the boring part of such tasks. After some time, you will discover that you earnestly look forward to those tasks, just because there is a reward at the end of them.