Bored Out of Your Mind at Work? Your Brain Is Trying to Tell You Something

My journey with boredom.

Luay Rahil
All Things Work

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Photo by Gonzalo Arnaiz on Unsplash

What is your approach to dealing with boring work tasks in the workplace?

Do you prefer to complete them in a single session or spread them out over the day? This is my confession: I tend to get bored easily, but I can push through that feeling to complete tasks.

I often think of my perseverance through tedious tasks as my superpower. However, these boring, monotonous tasks have been taking a toll on me recently. Now, I find myself less motivated to tackle them, and I’m struggling with feelings of depression. It’s difficult to admit, but it’s the truth.

The storm that improved my performance

About a month ago, a massive storm struck north Texas, and I was assigned to oversee the cleanup efforts in my city.

I coordinated the work of over 40 contractors and employees to collect and recycle over 900 tons of tree branches. The challenging part was that we had to complete all of this within just 15 days.

Before you ask, no one told me I had to complete it in 15 days; I imposed this deadline on myself. I wanted to add a challenge to my life and have more meaningful tasks in my day. The challenge revitalized…

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Luay Rahil
All Things Work

I write engaging content on business and leadership development.