Are you bored at work? Do you feel like you have nowhere to go in your role? Do you dread Mondays and feel like there is no hope? If this sounds like you, then you’re in a career rut.
Being in a rut can really harm your productivity and your morale, and feeling like you’re stuck means that you are less likely to make a positive move to change your circumstances. So how can you get yourself out of a funk? Here are 3 ideas to help:
Become optimistic about everything
Feeling like you are stuck in a rut creates negative thoughts, and negative thoughts can be addictive! It is important that you step out of the negative mind-set and see things in a positive light. Not that easy, right? No it’s not, but forcing yourself to be optimistic will lead to your brain learning to think positively, rather than negatively. Surround yourself with positive people, watch positive films, read motivational books and listen to upbeat music; don’t let yourself be taken over by negative thoughts that only live in your head!
Make a list of your dream jobs
Write a list of all of your dream jobs no matter how unrealistic. Make this list as long as you possibly can. Once you have completed your list, take a look at it. What does this list tell you about yourself? Do your dream jobs share any particular traits? Are they creative jobs, are they leadership roles, are they in a particular sector? Take this list and look for clues to enable you to find out what you really care about.
Give your image a fresh start
Do you think the person in the mirror looks like the type of person who could get one of your dream jobs? What could you change to encourage others to see you the way you want to be seen? This is not just down to appearance, though. Your social media image is incredibly influential right now, so give it a spring clean. Look at your CV, give it an update and see how you can improve yourself through learning a new skill or taking time to participate in a favourite hobby.