Sometimes there are days where it feels like we’re going through the motions. Wake up, go to work, come home, make dinner, watch TV, go to bed and do it all over again. A change of mindset may be all it takes to get excited about your job. Here are five easy ways to overcome the monotony.
Start Your Day with Gratitude
Practicing gratitude can have a positive effect on our mental health and overall wellbeing. First thing after you wake up, think of three things you are thankful for. Gratitude experts believe that the good feelings that come with thinking about happy experiences will continue through the day.
Remember Your Passion
It’s worth reflecting on what drew you to this line of work in the first place. Maybe you wanted to help people and change lives. If you’ve been in the same job field for many years, it’s easy to lose sight of this. Remembering why you chose this career can help get you excited about your job and give you a new sense of purpose.
Think about the value you add to an organization. What are you really good at? What is it that you do that no one else does? Consider all the ways that you contribute to your organization and take pride in that. While we all have parts of our jobs that aren’t our favorite, focus on what you do great and the parts you enjoy.
Share those skills. Teaching or mentoring coworkers can give you a confidence boost in your abilities and the potential to support others.
Try Something New at Work
Consider taking on a new project or learning a new skill at work. It will help build your resume and make you more invaluable in your job. It can combat any feelings of boredom you may be experiencing at work.
If you work for a staffing agency like AHS, pick up shifts at a different community for a change of scenery.
Have Something to Look Forward To
For some people, the excitement of an upcoming vacation or fun activity is almost as fun as the actual event itself. Chase that feeling every day on a smaller scale. The anticipation of something to look forward to, like lunch with a coworker, may motivate you to get through the day.
Choose the career you love but with more flexibility. At Advena Healthcare Staffing, you decide when, where and how often you want to work.
We staff CNAs, CMAs, RNs, LPNs, DONs, and Administrators in hospitals, long-term care and assisted living communities throughout Kansas.
To learn how you can join our team, click here or call Jennifer, our Director of Staffing and Client Relations, at (785) 789-3944.