They tell that if you do something you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. While this is true for the most part, all of us have certain aspects of work that we may not enjoy. It can be easy to lose our motivation and interest when we run into these items at work.
Unfortunately, this leads to decreased productivity and doesn’t help us get any of the existing work done. Is there any way to make dull work more exciting? Of course! If you’re feeling disconnected at work, here are a few fun ways to make work more bearable.
Make Your Workspace Your Own by Customizing It
We’ve all seen it, the dreaded, bare cubicle in the office. Although we don’t often think about it, your workplace environment plays a huge role in how you work. If you function in a drab space that’s providing you with minimal incentive to get work done, you’re naturally going to respond with boredom.
Instead, spice things up by customizing your work environment. This can be as simple as adding houseplants to your desk for a touch of life and stress relief, bringing your favorite tunes to the office so you can listen to something other than phone calls and the clacking of keyboards, and personalized folders that bring a touch of color and excitement to organization—whether these folders are custom folders for filing, presentation folders, or ones with multiple folders and deep pockets for large projects. Remember, your workspace dictates your mood!
Learn How to Distance Yourself From Work Once You Leave the Office
The biggest issue that many workers have, whether remote or in-office, is disconnecting from the workplace after they’re done for the day. Breaking away from work is crucial as it provides you with the rest and recovery you need to recharge and come back to work fully energized. Whether you’re continuing to work after work or stressing about work even when you’re at home, you’re likely going to get burnt out and have a harder time enjoying what you do.
If this is the case for you, try a natural solution like cannabidiol (CBD). CBD is a compound found in hemp known as a cannabinoid. Like other cannabinoids (tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, which is the most well-known), CBD is said to have certain properties that can make you feel more at ease when CBD products are used.
That being said, make sure to do your own thorough research to determine whether or not CBD products are the best option for you. If CBD extract from the hemp plant is something you’re interested in, make sure to speak with your doctor to understand the risks, side effects, and whether or not it may have any negative interactions with medications you’re currently taking.
If you do wish to try CBD, you can start with a popular product like CBD oil. Just make sure that you read customer reviews and source only the best CBD oils from companies like NuLeaf Naturals, Charlotte’s Web, and Medterra. Additionally, you want to make sure that your chosen oil offers the highest quality by establishing your desired potency, seeking out products known for their purity (no pesticides or contaminants like heavy metals), and use organic hemp.
Other than that, it’s just a matter of choosing out the right flavor (citrus, mint, or berry) and deciding between full-spectrum CBD oil—which offers terpenes and other hemp components that may contribute to the entourage effect—and CBD isolate. Who knows, you may even want to try tinctures, gummies, or flower!
Turn Your Work Tasks Into a Challenge or a Game
When our work isn’t challenging enough, it can be easy to get bored. Challenge yourself during your next batch of work by turning it into a game. For example, if you know that some tasks may take you a couple of hours to complete when you’re not in a rush, see if you can beat your best time by applying Parkinson’s Law and challenging yourself to get work done in less time. When you treat work as a game, you will be far more engaged and focused on the game itself rather than the dullness of the work.
Is work boring for you? Do you find yourself looking for ways to get through the day? If so, you can use the tips offered above to make your workday more bearable and, if you’re lucky, more exciting!
*Photos by Keren Levand