Career & Finance

Ways To Revitalize Your Work Life

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I have the deepest admiration for people who work in the same place for years because I have very little patience and always find the need to be on the move. The biggest reason for my job-hopping is basically burnout because I tend to be obsessive with  whatever I am doing ignoring anything else till  I such a time when I feel like I can’t take it anymore.  If you are feeling like that right now, here are a few tips that will save you the fresh job hunting and starting over which are never as fun as they sound.

Change your workload

Nothing brings out the dreaded work burnout like an overloaded work schedule.  When was the last time you checked your contract to see what you are being paid to do?  You will be surprised to find that you have been spending your energy doing things the company is paying someone else to do. So to help with this change start with listing your specific duties then work on those.

Update your CV

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Most of us have just the one page CV that we have had for decades. A lot of things have changed since you started out after school, for one you have more experience, you have piled up certificates and awards and all these need to be reflected on your resume.  If you want to stand out from the crowd have yours done with info graphics which are the latest trend. If you have been in the same position for years it is easy to forget all about your accomplishments and sometimes the need for advancement.  Looking through your resume will reawaken those dreams you have put on the back burner and inspire you to go after them. While you are it, update your social media accounts too; remind your employer and inform the world of that master’s degree and professional course you just finished.

Venture beyond your walls

Change your little work-bar-home routine by taking up other hobbies. Join clubs that bring together other professionals like the Rotary Club. Start golfing; join a jogging club or a tennis club these will help you network with likeminded people who will give you new ideas and insights into your career. Reconnect with old contacts and let them know you still value them.

 

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