“I have lost my interest in my work; I don’t find my work good; etc etc”, the story of working people are same across the world. But how can we get rid of these complaints. Can someone just snap their fingers and do this magically? Well absolutely not, but here are some tips which can help you to fix such problems. These tips will help you to stay interested and focused in your work.
1. Love What You Do
Here comes my most important tip. There is a great saying which says do what you love. But everyone is not that lucky to pursue what he or she loves because of their circumstances. They have to compromise and choose something they don’t really love at first. But once you begin giving respect to what you do, comprehending its importance in your career, everything will ultimately fall in the right place. Mind it; love is a great power which will keep you motivated in the long run.
2. Plan Your Time
Most of us failed to organize our time and work. Later we tend to grumble about it when the concerned tasks could not be completed in stipulated time. The more you can put in the planner, the less you’ll have to occupy your mind with tiny pieces of information. You can accomplish the assigned tasks more efficiently, sometimes even before time. Thus don’t mind spending a little time on planning because what matters at the end of the day is that you are happy to see all this happening around.
3. Be Positive, Feel Good
Negativity is contagious, but so is a positive attitude. But you need this disease called positivity. The more you stay positive, even if you’re in a tough situation, the better you’ll be able to manage. You will feel good about your work and this will develop interest in your work even when you have a dozen reasons to hate it.
4. Set Realistic Expectations
We all think more highly of our abilities sometimes than we should. When we couldn’t realize those big dreams, we feel down with distress. We tend to lose interest in our work. Nothing seems motivating to us anymore. Thus you should set realistic expectations and must be able to accept the outcome even the ones not in favor with you.
5. Don’t be a Complaint-Box
Being human, we all have this feeling: the grass is always greener on the other side- but don’t let this feeling invade your mind. Nobody likes complainers, regardless of how legitimate the complaints are. If you don’t like your job, I can guarantee there are plenty of other people who would jump at the chance to get it. The more you complain about this and that; you will never be able to come in real terms with your job.
6. Boundary between Personal and Office life
This is something of paramount importance to you- the line of demarcation between your work life and personal life. I think we can all agree we should avoid having work intrude on our personal time as much as possible. The reverse of this also applies. Try limiting the time you spend doing personal things during work as they can be distracting and draining on your motivation.
7. Get a Good Chair
Most of you would be thinking that how a good chair can keep you interested. Indeed it is. You all want to stay focus while doing any work. If you sit for long hours at your desk, you might find it helpful to get a good chair. It’s pretty hard to stay focused when your neck and back are sore because of the bad setup. A good chair can eliminate this, allowing you to work for long stretches without breaks and physical distractions.
8. Clean Your Desk
They say cleanliness is next to godliness. This is again a key factor which shows your passion toward the work. Some of you may have desks which can only be described as ordered chaos. That’s not necessarily a bad thing as long as you can find what you need without too much digging around. However, if you can’t, I suggest cleaning up your desk. That doesn’t mean having an empty desk, it just means having neat stacks of paper, all filed in the correct location. It also helps tremendously having all the things you need easily within arm’s reach.
9. Right Music
Music is a great way of settling into the working routine. In addition, having music can drown out office noises like printers and background chattering. Be careful though, depending on personal preference, some types of music are not particularly conducive to productive work. People like me can’t work when listening to songs with lots of lyrics because the words interrupt my thinking process. What you need from music is to set you in the right mood.
10. Make Work Fun
For me, I find it difficult to develop interest in doing things which I am unable to focus at. In most cases, there’s probably nothing I can do about it. However, be mindful of the fact that your perception of work is something you can control. I suggest you try changing your mindset or turning work into a game. An unfocused mind is an unchallenged mind. So make things fun!