Passion gives you the right attitude to do everything. It makes you creative, gives you energy and propels the desire to achieve. However, with the recent onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, finding a passion for work has become more challenging.
Several researchers have shown that people under quarantine are very likely to develop a wide range of symptoms of psychological stress and disorders – low mood and irritability being two of the most common behavioural changes.
Having passion for work is highly dependent on your psychological health. Working from home too, is likely to make you feel like you’re stuck in a rut. Here are five tips to get back into the groove!
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Plan for hourly breaks, or even a staycation. Make sure you take time off from work to enjoy other things, especially activities and hobbies which you have fond memories of. By spending time away from work, the time that you do spend at work will be more productive and creative as you’ll spend less time thinking about taking a well-deserved break.
Reconnect with your original goals
If you’re feeling like your job is becoming less fun and more of a chore, then you should take a look back at why you chose to do what you do. Take time to think of the reasons why you originally decided to make a career in your industry. If you do remember the reasons why you chose to do what you do, you’ll remember (and are more likely to rekindle) your passion.
Change how you see work
What if you are in a position that you are not passionate about? Instead of lamenting, you can learn and acquire as many skills as you can in the role, at the same time keeping it temporary by working on getting a better position that matches your desires.
Find new meaning
One possibility for why your passion for work has ebbed away, is changing life priorities. Still, there are many aspects of work which one can be passionate about. While your career may have kicked off with a specific interest in a subject, try to explore other ways of expanding from your current role without losing focus. For example: A person who is passionate about writing may look into other related jobs such as public relations, or even move into technical writing.
Leave your problems outside the work zone
It can be hard to leave your personal problems at home when it comes to working at home. Instead of carrying around the burden, do something that makes you happy before you set out to get work done. Make an effort to organise your work station, make a work checklist and focus on completing one job at a time. This keeps you less stressed with a smooth workflow.