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What to Do When You’re Bored at Work

What to Do When You’re Bored at Work

Don’t worry; at some point, we’ve all been there. We feel bored at work. We can’t find a motivation to get up in the morning and attend meetings and sign paperwork. Maybe you’ve been in the same job for so long that it no longer challenges you. Maybe there’s nothing left in you to prove. Maybe you want to do something else. Whatever your reasons are, it’s time to take a different approach to how you’re dealing with work boredom.

You’ve learned that your boss hired a workplace consultancy company in London. Your boss wants to redecorate the office space and make you more productive. Why don’t you take the task from your boss? It will be a nice change in the environment for you to do something else rather than your usual tasks. Your boss will appreciate that you’re trying to help in the office, though you’re doing it for your own peace of mind, too.

But bear in mind that the fact that the management is trying to do things to improve the productivity levels in the office means that they are aware of their responsibility to you. They know that their employees need a change of environment. They know that you need ergonomic office furniture and well-designed collaborative workstations. Maybe you can talk to them about your certain boredom at work, too.

Talk to Your Boss

When you’re bored or not feeling challenged at work, tell your boss. Set a meeting and discuss what could possibly be done to ease you out from this slump. Your bosses will appreciate the initiative that you have taken to tell them what’s wrong. They wouldn’t want to wonder why you’re suddenly not being productive at work. Not only will their business suffer, but your reputation will take a hit, too.

Decorate Your Space

well decorated work spaceDo you occupy a small cubicle at work? Maybe all you need is to redecorate your space. Put up a corkboard against one wall and post photos of your family, friends, and travels. These will remind you why you’re working in the first place—you’ve got to take care of your family or, if you’re single, yourself. Ask your boss if you can change the color of your workspace. Maybe you can cover the chair with brighter colors other than gray or black. Other ornaments that will spruce up your space are knick-knacks from your travels, stationery, and succulent plants.

Treat Yourself

Maybe it’s not about feeling bored at work. Maybe you don’t have anything to look forward to. Your rewards don’t need to be expensive. You can treat yourself with a nice dinner after work or give yourself a 10-minute break to stretch your legs outside the office or check your Facebook. Subconsciously, you’ll be working a little harder because you’re looking forward to these small treats.

Don’t be too hard on yourself. You’ve worked hard to be where you are now. You’re probably bored because you’re exhausted from working long hours. Pat yourself on the back. Sometimes, appreciating yourself is all it takes to get another surge of energy.

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