How to break the monotony …Times of India 1st Dec 2009

 
 

How to break the monotony

 

Dr Kapil Kakar

 

Heighten up your involvement. Perform things related to your work all by yourself instead of delegating to others. The more you get involved, more you feel connected, says Dr Kapil Kakar
 


   Monotony stems from repetition ie people engaged in similar/routine work. It accentuates boredom without any learning resulting in frustration as one finds oneself handcuffed with no more options other than continuing like always though successfully.

Recollect

Recollect the whys and how’s? The initial time when you were struggling for this work. Your contingencies have had a big sufficient ‘How’ and ‘Because' in the beginning. Recollect the amount of agitation, frustration and running around in getting the present job or business, which is becoming monotonous with each passing day.


Commit to memory


Beginning of the present job was more of learning passionately through hardships. You must have been rebuked for not learning fast what you find monotonous today. You must have struggled to get your setup going with having to give lot of reasons and explanations. Gratitude is a good way to break monotony.


Anxiety

You must have had sleepless nights anticipating what will happen the next day, whether you would get the order or not. What will your boss or associates say? So what is the difference between then and now? Figure out the answers to rethink about the anxiety and excitement then and now.



Revive your Interest


Interest is the key to break monotony. Interest has to be coaxed and nourished by seriously getting involved in work and ignoring thoughts which discourage one to work.


Getting Involved


Heighten up your involvement; perform things related to your work all by yourself instead of delegating to others. The more you get involved, more you feel connected.


Research

Everyday is a new day, as new findings and breakthroughs are taking place. Find new developments in your chosen field of interest and use it to your advantage regularly.


Interact

Speak to different people and share ideas. This will also help.