Everybody feels lulls at work but if it starts to interfere with your productivity or mood at home, then you are experiencing a burnout. This often makes you unable to reach your full potential. In order to stop experiencing this, you need to become more engaged at work. Feeling engaged is a state of flow where the work almost does not feel like work at all. You feel that by working you are making progress towards your bigger goals and it is satisfying even when it’s exhausting for you.
While spending the majority of your time at work you actually want to make the most of it. Following are the few ways to do that:
You feel really engaged when your boss appreciates you for the work that you are doing. But if it is not the case, then you need to develop your own ways to show gratitude. Become grateful for the thing that you have accomplished even it is as small as staying calm during a stressful meeting. Give compliments to people who work really hard because it feels good to appreciate someone more than getting a compliment yourself.
In order to become more engaged at work, keep learning new things. It will spark your creativity outside your work and will keep your interest. Learn anything during the breaks that you take from work. Write a poem, make a sketch, or do anything that boosts your inner happiness.
Add new goals:
When you feel bored of the work that you are doing then analyze what you have accomplished during the time you started the job. If you feel you have mastered what you thought before joining the company you are working for then add more goals to your life. Think of the other things that you can accomplish while availing the opportunities that are available.
Bring changes in your routine:
Your routine and schedule can also make you frustrated while you are doing the same work. Bring small changes to your work by changing the route you take to reach your workplace, taking a brisk walk, or reading something interesting etc. it will help spark creativity and you will feel less burdened at work.
Being more productive does not mean working continuously. You need to take breaks in order to recharge yourself for the work ahead. Along with taking small breaks during the work, take long breaks and go on a vacation. You will find the energy to get back to work in a better way.
Know your value:
You might be working for a boss who does not appreciate you for your efforts. This is the biggest reason to make you disconnected from your work. But you can acknowledge your own efforts and appreciate your own talent. This will help you feel good about your work no matter what others think.