Monday

Workplace Boredom

Boredom at the workplace can be quite destructive to the worker and there are ways of averting this problem.
The boredom might result in catastrophic consequences especially to a person who loves work, but to an idler it is never an issue. So it can result in low productivity, dwindling job satisfaction, and energy. That is why it is wise to deal with it squarely in the following ways.
For a start, you could use this extra time in between tasks to find out more about your organization by simply browsing the internet from the computers in the office.
You would benefit and make great strides in your career by learning more about the organization structures, policies, and aims and past achievements. This will also transform your view about the organization and help you to see your future with the company.
During the intervals when the work would not be so heavy, it is good also to get to know your colleagues by helping them to finish their tasks, get to know what they do and how they do it which might come in handy one day to further your career. As you pass time doing this and beating boredom; you will come out with more knowledge, energy and with a positive outlook.
Nevertheless, some workers normally tend to get bored just because there is no challenge in the tasks they are given to perform. This can be remedied by the worker making himself more useful in other areas by asking for more work to be assigned to him that poses greater challenge.
Cooperate with colleagues at work by being more of a team player rather than an individual when handling tasks. This helps to make the assignments more interesting because your colleagues will bring in fresh ideas and ways of handling the task.
Occasionally the boredom issue arises because the worker has been assigned tasks that are beyond his own scope, such that he is unable to work but passes time wondering where to start; so loses interest in it. This can be dealt with by the worker promises himself a reward with every progress he makes at the task. Rewards could take the form of getting an extra hour of sleep or buying oneself a gift after doing the work successfully.
These are the many ways that one can get rid of boredom at the work place, and it will go a long way in ensuring one enjoys work and furthering of career in the future.
By Robert Shorn
Writer and marketer

Sunday

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Tuesday

The Pattern of 'Interest' - Why We Get Bored With Things and What to Do About It

Interests hold us; for a while. We're captivated for a time, until the new thing blows its way past us. When we're swept up in its whirlwind we're taken away, from even ourselves, effused to the new thing that excites us. And if the new thing is good for us, even better!

We've all probably heard the term, 'critical mass'. There is also the phenomenon of the 'window of opportunity,' that speaks in similar ways. Both are about a force like gravity; the amount of energy directing us one way or the other.

'Waxing' Those Life-Giving Interests

If we're grabbed by something right now - something really good for us, we can just tell - we best make the most of those windows of opportunity whilst they present, building a critical mass within our psyches, and this before it inevitably wanes. The time is now.

All things untended, wane.

Yet again, the things we build, they wax upon, over and through us; growing evermore.

It's the nature of life where we only get to pick hypertrophy or atrophy - growth or shrinkage. No 'safe' middle-ground exists.

A Modern Example

We consider the number of exercise contraptions advertised on daily television shows as an example - the 'infomercial'. Millions are sold in the moment as to the benefits - benefits their minds and hearts 'buy' - and they fork out their hard-earned to be a week later, the happy owner of this weird machine that looked so easy on TV, but they soon find in themselves is hard to use. They get up at 6 A.M. three mornings in a row as part of their self-disciplined 'assault' on getting fit.

They look in the mirror on day six and nothing seems to have changed. Guess where the exerciser ends up? In the attic, shed or storeroom, and it is destined for a garage-sale coming to a neighborhood near you! (But not before it collects its share of dust and cobwebs!) Of course, it's a familiar story for every last one of us.

And still there are those who make millions from this opportunistic trade above. (Don't get me started.)

The Role of Momentum

Where interests take us by storm, we best plan to maintain the momentum. When I did my fitness instructor's diploma over twenty years ago now we got to learn about the phenomenon of "the two's" - as I recall blearily. Survive two days (and not give up due to soreness etc) and the next challenge is maintaining a workout program after two months - the next predicted hiatus; get past that challenge, after two years we'll do it for life. The habit's in tow.

Momentum is absolutely crucial.

If we want to change we have to want it bad enough. We have to be prepared to push through the discomfort, the cold, the heat, the flies, the dust and the sultry sense of flagging disinterest which will come.
Plan for it now, and bear it continually in mind as impetus toward your Mount Everest.

Steve Wickham is a Registered Safety Practitioner (BSc, FSIA, RSP[Australia]) and a qualified, unordained Christian minister (GradDipBib&Min). His blogs are at: http://epitemnein-epitomic.blogspot.com/ and http://inspiringbetterlife.blogspot.com/

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