Is getting out of bed to go to work becoming more and more of a struggle? If you're in a slump and are unhappy with your current position, you can take proactive steps to feel more inspired again. Take a look at three ways you can overcome a professional rut:
- Find a creative outlet: "A lot of the tension or unhappiness can arise from having skills or a passion that can't be utilized in your job. Exploring these passions – writing, playing music, weaving, etc. – outside of work can help bring some contentedness for people dissatisfied in their work life," writes a blogger for Canadian news source Tri Cities Now. "Alternatively, try to find ways to incorporate these skills into your work, even if you're planning to eventually leave."
- Stop comparing yourself to others: The digital age is both good and bad for the job search. On one hand, social media makes it much easier to network and find available positions. However, on the other hand, individuals are more likely to compare themselves to others. Constantly weighing yourself against your peers can certainly deflate your self-esteem. Keep in mind that sometimes things aren't always as they appear.
- Venture to a new position: If things are really bad at your current position, nothing is stopping you from moving on to greener pastures. Luckily, the economy is (slowly) on the upswing, so edit your resume and begin your job search today.
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