Yet again, another day. Another long and lull day in front of the screen or several of them. The eight hours at work, sometimes seem like eternity. Probably, you are finding the work uninteresting or boring.
Just a few minutes in work, and your mind wanders off to dreamland. There is any way out of this situation? How do you motivate yourself or find the task interesting is what we are going to discus in this post?
How do the most successful people conquer boredom at work and keep pushing themselves to achieve greatness.
You Must Learn to Be Curious
Unless you are curious to learn new things, you will always find your work boring, no matter how exciting or interesting it might be. Even an assignment of interviewing a celebrity, will sound boring, for you.
So, avoid that from happening, experts suggest you do something, which is unrelated to your current task in hand, like browsing through the internet or read your favourite book, for a few minutes.
Imagine the plight of factories workers who have to the same task day in and day out, 8 hours a day, 365 days a year. Yet, they manage to smile at work and get excellent output results. Try to learn something new about your task and you can do that, by being curious about it.
Look at The Outside World
According to a famous TV director, he looks at the outside world, when he is not motivated and uninspired. He says, it helps him to rethink and focus to come up with innovative ideas and thoughts about his television show.
You could think of different ways to connect to the outside world, like spend few minutes looking outside your window or browsing through Pinterest or Facebook. That helps your mind with creativity.
Seeing colourful images of people and things can bring out the best in you. So, when you are bored, do not feel shy do disconnect from the task, and do something else, like looking at the outside world of different people.
Try To Laugh And Be Happy
When you are bored and frustrated with the task in hand, your mood is rock bottom. In such a situation, you might want to laugh and be happy. That helps in lifting your spirit. That is because boredom and happiness cannot be together.
A better way would be to do something, which makes you happy. For example, listening to your favourite song or practice yoga. These days, office space can be used for performing these tasks as long as you do not disturb anybody.
It can be anything. However, do not just sit there. Get moving. The least you can do is take a walk and get rid of the co-webs that are ruining your mood. There is nothing like a long walk. It is not good for your mind, but also does a world of good for your soul.
Since you now know how to motivate and inspired yourself when doing a boring task, you need to get your head down to work.
The above were some ideas and thoughts using which the most successful people motivate and push themselves.
I would like to end this post using the words of Zen Koan, “If you find something boring after few minutes, then do it for few more minutes. If you still find it boring, then do it for few more minutes. Slowly, you will realize that the task was not that boring after all.”