6 Ways to Make Your Job Feel Inspiring and Fresh Again

6 Ways to Make Your Job Feel Inspiring and Fresh Again

Sometimes, it’s easy to get dragged down in your responsibilities and the daily repetition at work. It’s times like these where you might feel that passionate flame dwindling, and stop getting those “aha” moments of inspiration. If you ever find yourself feeling in a rut at work, you need an inspiration intervention! Because who has the time to wait for inspiration to strike again? Getting inspired and finding passion in your career is within your grasp and easily accessible; it just takes a little elbow grease sometimes. Here’s how some super-successful people find a daily dose of inspiration to help them stay on track, and you can too: Create a New Project Is there something you’ve been doing the same way forever because, “that’s the way it’s done around here?” The good news is you don’t have to wait for a new project to fall into your lap to make your job exciting. There’s limitless opportunities to improve what’s already there; so get your thinking cap on and get inspired. Once you have an idea, pitch it to your manager and ask to spearhead the project. You’ll enjoy the challenge of developing and executing something new – and who knows what skills and inspiration you’ll uncover? Take on Additional Responsibilities Not looking to reinvent the wheel? If you don’t have the resources to plan your own project, lend a hand on an existing initiative or add a new responsibility to your wheelhouse. If you want more work to mix things up, but aren’t sure how to manage it with your schedule, try finding an extra hour a day for...

How to Start Looking Forward to Monday in 3 Easy Steps

Here are some ways to avoid the dreaded Sunday blues and start looking forward to Monday morning. Let’s admit it – we’ve all had a case of the Mondays. And no matter how much we love our job, and how much we’re Loving the Hustle, Sunday sometimes feels like anything but a Fun-day. Not to fear, there are some ways to avoid the dreaded Sunday blues and start looking forward to Monday!   Eat a frog Don’t Google “nearby French Restaurants” just yet. We’re referring to people who don’t like frogs, specifically productivity guru Brian Tracy’s famous book Eat That Frog! It’s based off Mark Twain’s idea that if you eat a frog in the morning, it will be the easiest thing you do all day. Twain is right (well, he has the right idea) – you can do this by leaving the headache inducing tasks, or anything you’re not as pumped about, for the times where you’re at your peak. Read that as not 9 a.m. on a Monday. When you know you might be under more stress, or a little overwhelmed, you can make it easier by penciling in the easier stuff for that time. So, consider “eating the frog” on Fridays or Thursdays. Rather than loading Monday up with meetings, you can take on meetings earlier, and instead schedule Monday in with only your most passionate plans. Pretty soon you won’t just be ready to tackle your work week, but you’ll start looking forward to Monday morning. Pay it forward As Obama said “if you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with...