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In a Slump? 4 Ways to Feel Inspired in Your Career or Education

In a Slump? 4 Ways to Feel Inspired in Your Career or Education
Posted By: Anica Oaks on August 05, 2019

A case of the Mondays might well be something more than that if you wind up feeling like you need a change of pace on the other four days of the business week.

Figure out What Matters Most

Oftentimes, simply figuring out why you’re feeling uninspired with a certain project or feeling dejected with a particular role or work environment is half the battle in understanding what would make you more satisfied in the workplace. What values are the most important for you? Are those values being nurtured by your current job?

If the answer to that second question is “no,” then you might want to ask yourself whether you would feel more inspired working in another field or if there’s a way that you can change up your current work environment to better suit your values.

Develop a One-year Plan

A tough day is one thing, and you might want to power through it or buckle down for a tough assignment. If your work feels drudgery with no remission in sight, then you could benefit from a reshuffle. Staying in an unsatisfactory work situation could negatively impact your happiness and torpedo your career success.



Develop a plan for where you want to be in a year’s time.

Get in Touch with Your Avoidance

Avoiding a big decision is never a recipe for long-term success and happiness in the workplace or on campus. If you need to change jobs or change your major and you’re putting procrastinating, that’s only going to leave you drained and feeling unresolved. As a keynote speaker might say, “The time’s now.”

Focus on What’s Important

These days, you see a lot of people saying that they don’t have 10 minutes to meditate. They simply don’t have the time. What’s more likely true is that people who say they don’t have the time are simply using the excuse of being “too busy” as a status symbol. Having a full schedule implies that the person is in-demand and constantly on the go.

Constantly running at 100 miles per hour can lead to dissatisfaction and burnout in the workplace. Frequently, employees will hop to anticipate the boss’s needs in order to advance in their careers but find resentment instead of a promotion for their efforts. Try teasing apart the essential from non-essential at work and learning to say “no” to shore up more time and feel more inspired.
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