Career Stalled? 5 Tips To Break Free From The Daily Grind

Wake up, get ready, eat breakfast, commute to work, work all day, commute home, eat dinner, unwind and sleep. Repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat and repeat. The monotony of many people’s working lives is enough to make anyone weary, uninspired and longing for more. So, how do you deal with the challenging realities of full-time work? How do you transform your boredom and malaise into engagement and renewed vigor? Related: 5 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast Below you will find five tips designed to help you break free from the daily grind. It is possible to transform your attitude!


1. Exercise Your Heart Out

A great way to unwind and forget about the stress or tediousness of the day is to exercise. Whether you play a social sport, hit the gym or run through your neighbourhood, burning off calories and lifting those weights can have positive effects for both your mental and physical state. Not only will you lose a few pesky pounds and tone up, but exercising triggers the release of endorphins, chemical-like structures that make us feel happier. Getting into an exercise routine will break up your days and give you something to focus on that is not work.

2. Consider A Career Change

While the leap may be too big for some people, a career change can really alter your life for the better. Don’t fall into the trap of believing that you are too old or unqualified to try a new profession; new skills can be learnt at any age. Australian businessman Ron Bakir is a great example of this. After entering the entrepreneurial world at just 17 years old, he experienced financial and personal difficulties that saw his company enter liquidation. Several years later, Ron Bakir successfully reinvented himself as a professional businessman and is now the CEO of a large property development company.

3. Hire A Life Coach

Does the name Tony Robbins ring a bell? It should. Author, motivational speaker and successful businessman, Tony Robbins has built an entire empire of helping others reach their goals. He is not alone. Life coaching is becoming an increasingly popular and well-recognized profession, especially in the corporate world. A life coach will help you to identify your goals and problems, provide you with expert resources and be a source of constant motivation and support. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

4. Be Thankful

Sometimes all we need is a slight attitude adjustment. It is incredibly easy to dwell in the doldrums, wallowing in self-pity and employing the least amount of energy possible, but if you truly want to escape the daily grind, it’s up to you to act the way you want to feel. Start by writing down a list of the positive aspects of your job. Then think about the number of people who wished they had a job like yours. If you are still unconvinced, look up statistics on global unemployment. It’s all about having a fresh perspective.

5. Socialize More

It is also important to realize that there is more to life than your career. By refocusing your energies on other aspects of your life, you will naturally be less affected by the repetitiveness or stress of your job. Reconnect with old friends, make new friends, and get in touch with family. Try a new hobby, journey to new destinations, or simply read a book. What works best for you? How long have you been in your current role? Share your stories by commenting below. This post was originally published on an earlier date.

Related Posts

5 Signs You Chose The Wrong Career Path How Exercise Boosts Inner Strength & Confidence 4 Tips For Maintaining A Healthy Work-Life Balance   Photo Credit: Shutterstock

When most people think of Nike, they think of shoes, retail stores, and, of course, athletes. That's all true, but there's more. Behind Nike's walls, you'll find the doers and thinkers who design, create, and innovate every day. There are also data scientists who discover and leverage athlete insights to create the future of sport.

You might be surprised to learn about the impact you can have in Data & Analytics at Nike versus at a major tech giant. Nike employees get to work on a wide array of challenges, so if you're obsessed with math, science, computers, and/or data, and you love sport, these stories may inspire you to work at Nike.

SHOW MORE Show less

Employee loyalty is something every company longs for. It's estimated employee turnover costs as much as 130-200% of an employee's salary. When a talented, knowledgeable, trained employee leaves, it's bad for business. And, when lots of them leave, it can be the kiss of death.

SHOW MORE Show less

If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the interview situation one of our viewers, Remi submitted. He was in an interview and was asked the question: How many cows are there in Canada right now? - What a weird question but this is a technique that some hiring managers are using these days.

SHOW MORE Show less

If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Kevin submitted. He is a college student who's working a part time job to make ends meet. The manager/owner of the company has become a micro-manager who watches him work on camera and reads his company emails. A bit over the top wouldn't you say?

SHOW MORE Show less

All work and no play can create a tense and unwelcoming environment. Studies have shown that employers that offer additional perks have employees that are happier and more loyal to their place of employment. If you are looking for an employer that acknowledges how important it is to give its employees a place to de-stress and bond with their co-workers, check out these companies!

SHOW MORE Show less

In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if you worked for an owner who micro-manages you my watching you work on camera and reading through your company emails.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

SHOW MORE Show less