How to Stay Engaged in Your Job When You Have Lost Interest

The idea of coming office for something you are bored of gives the heebie-jeebies at times. Even staring at wall suddenly becomes interesting when you lose interest in your job.

”Disinterest in the job” issue is often found with people who have given notice.  It’s called “short-timers attitude” for a reason. They not only work recklessly in that period but also create a negative atmosphere in the surrounding affecting other people’s work as well.

How to Stay Engaged in Your Job When You Have Lost Interest

A workplace far away from home can seldom be the reason for tedium. Many a time, it is because of the monotony of work life. You no longer get excited about the work you are doing. The work does not seem challenging anymore. Here are a few guidelines to help you get out of the unpleasant situation.

1. Get to the Root of the Problem

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Before you jump the gun, start pondering over the root of the problem. Whether it is boss pressurising or the workplace distance and tedious tasks or an entirely different reason altogether! But you need to recognise the reason!

Once you know the problem, you’ll learn that leaving that job is not an ideal solution to it. The issue can be discussed with closed ones and draw a definitive and appropriate answer to it. When the missing piece of the riddle falls in place, you get a clear picture and everything functions smoothly thereafter.

2. Find New Meaning

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Many times, we ignore the modernise updates of our job profile and work in an orthodox manner. You should speak to your colleagues, juniors and seniors and see how they work. You can even try to understand operations of your competitors. This helps concede two points:

  1. If you lack behind because of the old way of working, you find something new to focus on.
  2. Finding a new updated way of working helps improve your performance and the organisation values your contribution to the company.

The modern style of managing may give a new meaning to your job and liven up the working atmosphere a bit.

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3. Think Long-term

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If you are planning to leave your company over a silly problem that is bugging you, then perhaps you’re making a mistake. You must be aware of its consequences and assure of an optional job. To avoid this, you need to think in the long run! If you stay with your company longer and gain more experience, chances of your promotion and incremental growth can be more!

Candidates who keep changing the job profiles have a lousy image, and the salary amount becomes non-negotiable! Instead, if you think in the long term, with every number of months added to your experience, you grow as a professional person, making a place in the organisation.

4. Take a Vacation Break

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Sometimes a vacation is a solution for the hectic schedule of our work life! Going on a vacation and coming back with a fresh start can help zillion times better than leaving your current job and hunting a new one.

Going outstation freshens up your mind and gives a beautiful break to your dull living. When you come back to business, you tend to make more sensible decisions as the stress goes away with the trip taken.

5. Be a Guide

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Mentoring your juniors is like revisiting the learning phase of your life. And it brushes up your skills to a greater extent. Teaching what you have learned so far is actually an exciting part and can bring back the real professional you. Sometimes interactions with juniors get your hands on recent trends and freshen up your mind.

6. Be Guided

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Lacking to contribute efficiency can also become the reason for disinterest in work. For this, you need to talk to your seniors, take their guidance. Many a time, a few motivational words from the right person are enough to keep you going ahead in life. So without any hesitation, approach your seniors and be mentored.

7. Remind Yourself What You Really Love

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Remember why you started at first place! If tress back your journey in the organisation you may rediscover the love for your work. You need to remind yourself of your passion for the job and how it is crucial in your life!

Even if you’re bored to tears with your job, you need to beside yourself from taking an impulsive decision. Understand the situation thoroughly and then only jump to a conclusion. Because you surely don’t want to fall on your sword and ruin your career life.

Every cloud has a silver lining, only you need to find yours! Losing interest in the job is a regular thing, and one should not jump the gun making a hasty decision which then lands up becoming a big trouble in your life. So breathe! Give some time to get things back to their places, and it will work out efficiently for sure.

Pritam Nagrale
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Pritam Nagrale is a blogger and running a digital marketing company in Mumbai. His blog SureJob writes about make money ideas & tips on career development.

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