How to Get Re-Inspired Professionally

Posted by Julia McVeigh on

Feeling professionally stagnated? In a rut at work and can’t get out of it? We’ve all been there – and we know just how debilitating it can be to feel unmotivated and uninspired by your job. Ahead, we’re sharing our tips and recommendations for relocating that career fire. Read on.


Take account of your work

What are you working on? And how long have you been working on it? Those are two big questions to ask yourself when you feel the “job blahs” coming on. This is because, oftentimes, people feel fatigued when they are focused on frustrating, tedious projects that seem never-ending. If that sounds like you, get proactive about making a plan to take on a new assignment. Alternatively, speak with the appropriate stakeholders on the status of your current not-so-inspiring project and how you can best move it forward. Chances are you will feel more invigorated and in control as a result.

Push (and pitch) for projects you love

Along those lines, part of finding professional satisfaction is about seeking out projects that bring out the best in you. For instance, I’m a freelance marketing and communications consultant. While I love doing editorial-style writing – such as this blog post! – I also do things I’m not as interested in, such as reporting against social media performance. In order to feel invigorated and inspired, though, I ensure I’m always working and seeking out writing-related projects. Oftentimes this requires working overtime, which is fine by me – as long as I’m feeling passionate and fulfilled, I don’t really care what the time commitment looks like.

Make time for play and creativity

When I’m uninspired, I find that doing creative-oriented tasks like making mood boards, journaling or reading a great piece of writing helps reset my attitude. In fact, studies show that “play time” is integral for employee morale, boosts creativity and enhances motivation. With that said, consider bringing in cards or a board game to your office to take mini “play” breaks, or do something independently creative like coloring or flipping through a great photography book when the work doldrums set in. 

Invest in your development

Feelings of professional stasis can be compounded by not feeling like you are growing, evolving or learning. If that’s the case, consider enrolling in outside workshops or educational courses to help you get to that next level professionally. A great example of this are the courses offered at General Assembly, which focuses on marketing, design, data and business workshops. While these can be pricey if you’re paying your own way, don’t be afraid to ask your employer to sponsor you – many will be willing do so. Moreover, if you're an independent contractor, professional growth workshops are all tax deductible. 



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