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How to avoid or lessen Job Boredom

Updated on November 23, 2010


What we think of our office

Office is a place quite scary at first but after a month or two or even more, it becomes like our second home... too conducive that we can do our jobs as if we're just eating peanuts, and pressure is just an ordinary thing because familiarity with everyday activities, setting and atmosphere makes us masters of our jobs. It's like a role repeatedly portrayed, a natural phenomenon that can be compared to the never -ending sunrise and sunset....

Job hazards

In doing the same thing everyday, we can always anticipate "Job Boredom".. and once you get bored, something not favorable with you and your company may follow... aside from boredom, other factors may affect your attitude towards your job like unfair job distribution, too much work but less benefits, inconsiderate boss, rude officemates etc..

But wait!!!.. to resign is such a drastic move.... why not try to take things easy and then think twice? Maybe .. just maybe you can save a good relationship from being ruined.. and to help you decide or think... let me share with you some tips on "How to avoid or lessen job boredom

1. Take time to refresh yourself

Start picking up your "scattered brain".... probably by taking a short leave from work. Sing your heart out. Take a minute or two to enjoy yourself. Too much concentration on your job will not always help you.

Don't wait for the water to boil and burst... meaning, don;t allow yourself to explode, and throw your anger to the center of your fury.... If one officemate is truly annoying, instead of scolding him or her that may cause crowd attention, try to leave your office, go to a rest room, canteen or anywhere away from them... take a deep breath, inhale, exhale, drink water, soda or coffee etc. If you think you are too tired and saturated, then take a short leave from work. You may need time to rest for a while. Don;t wait for you to get sick because of too many things that you suppress deep inside of you

2. Think of your financial status

Sometimes financial matters are enough to boost your willingness to work. Always remember that what you earn is the fruit of your hard work

If you think your financial status is critical, then probably leaving the work permanently may not be a good decision.  Your goal must be to work hard to earn a living and anything that gets in a way to distract your concentration must be ignored.  Don't ever leave your job without a sure replacement.

3. Work with Love and Loyalty

Always bear in mind that you applied for that job because you know that it's really the job for you. Therefore, you should work with love and grow with it.

You won't get bored with the job that you love. Loyalty here is deidication to work. Since our job is the one that provided us our income, we should do our parts to be worthy of the amount being paid to us. Having a straight values often lead us to right attitude towards our job and any good intention will surely get a reward.

4.Add Variety to your job

Go to another aspect of your job. If you are not yet through with the one you've just started, and not in the mood to finish it yet, why not think of another way to package it? Pay attention to your special project and see what you can contribute.

Let's admit it, we don't always like the job assigned to us but we don't have a choice. Our dislike for one project must not affect our output, then encourage yourself, apply the "embrace it idea", and do the best that you can do. In the long run, you will find yourself getting involve in the project and have forgotten that you did not like it before.


5. Think of what you will learn while fulfilling your Job

Maybe after writing your report, you might want to present it in a unique and impressive way, , and try the technologies that the world of computer offers. Aside from learning technical things, the values that you learn while working is really very fulfilling

No matter how expert we are, every day of our lives in the office is always a learning process. Accept all opportunities to attend seminars or training and apply it to your office.

6. Set your own standard to measure your improvement

Improvement is a sign of professional growth and next to it is a possible promotion.

You compare your performance to your previous performance. If you can finish numbers of projects in a particular time frame, last year, you must do better this year. If you have several tardiness in your record last year, you must aim for no lates this year.

Office attitude must also be observed here. If you think you complain a lot last year, try to be more obedient this year, challenge yourself to see how you progress.

Good times at work

7. Develop a Camaraderie among your fellow workers

A good relationship with your officemates is a big factor in preventing "Job Boredome". A happy environment makes a good working team. In that case, you'll find your self doing your job and at the same time , enjoying it.

8. Find Your Personal Inspiration

Make an inspiration out of something. The choice is in your hands as to who or what your inspirations will be.

When we are inspired the inner peace and happiness are evident in our aura. Anything that can make us happy and energize is a personal inspiration; and if something or someone is giving us too much joy, our happy disporsition will spread like virus among our officemates.

Reasons that drive us to work hard with less resentment are our inspirations.  Love ones that we want to provide with comfortable lives is one best reasons for us to work efficiently.

9. Ask for god's Help

Pray to God, He will help you decide for He alone knows what is good for you. He knows whether you are really meant to stay or not..

Nothing beats the power of God when it comes to inner conflicts. there are times when situation in our office makes us feel hopeless and tired, we even wish we resign right away and turn our backs on the unfair office rules or officemates that we have great  differences.

When in situation like those mentioned, sometimes the  only thing we need is to pray to God, ask him to give us more strength in controlling our temper during challenging times, pray for inner peace. 


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      Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines

      Hi Kerlyn thanks for visiting, I wonder who's the inspiration behind your cooking

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      kerlynb 5 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

      LOOOOOVE the pic of the two doggies! Like what you said at number 8 - "Make an inspiration out of something." Sometimes, something apart from personal glory or money could drive us out of boredom and even to great heights. Voting this hub up and useful.

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      Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines

      Sara thanks for visiting, you made me reread what I have written and realized I failed to follow number, now I am on leave because I am sick and a cousin told me I got it stress. I have stressful job last year...

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      Sara 5 years ago

      I agree, especially with 9; I asked God for help and he responded.... I am leaving my job as many great job offers have come along... which to me is a sign to move on and leave my current job for my new one, that I have already accepted