So you’ve studied hard, graduated from college, gone on to find a job and taken the reins with as much enthusiasm as possible. If you could write a book it would probably chronicle the tale of somebody who has grown by leaps and bounds with the help of pure guts, determination and presence of mind. You have achieved a lot, but at the end of the day you feel that there is still something more out there for you, but how do you access that when you feel depleted and overwhelmed by the rigours of daily living? Could it be time to freshen up your mind-set and reinvigorate your career?
Career burnout is a very real phenomenon that many working professionals are affected by. What also becomes abundantly clear as you progress at work is that you also need certain life skills to navigate a working environment. Aspects such as developing emotional intelligence and learning how to manage social media risks are fast becoming crucial elements in career development.
However if you think about it, the dynamic energy and creative juices that carried you early on in your career do end up taking a knock and will need replenishing. So the big question is, how do you reinvigorate your career?
We live in an era of information enlightenment. TED Talks are a fascinating resource with some great, thought-provoking videos by accomplished individuals. Take a look at these for some ways to give you that pep and go:
Are you feeling a little stressed and overwhelmed in your career? Who isn’t, right? Psychologist Kelly McGonigal tackles her perception of stress. She also delivers an astonishing counter argument about how it isn’t stress that affects us, but rather how we think of it that makes a difference.
Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist who is greatly fascinated by the power and the strength of the mind and how you can develop it. Watch this video to gain meaningful insights on how to become more mentally strong and resilient.
Award-winning Canadian blogger Neil Pasricha speaks about three ‘A’s’ that characterised his life and professional experience. They are ‘Attitude’, ‘Awareness’ and ‘Awesomeness’. He encourages us to see the world through a three year old’s eyes and find ways in which to foster wonder.
If you need further solutions and ways in which to help reinvigorate your career, consider the following ways:
➢ Network with Industry Leaders: Step out of your comfort zone and speak to people in the know that you could learn from. Find ways to connect with powerful people and be mentored.
➢ Skill up and Start your Own Business: Find the time and ways in which to study outside of your traditional hours and consider starting your own business.
➢ Measure your Success Differently: If you feel as if you’ve been getting the same results and stagnating in your career, it may be time to change the benchmark and reassess your values on how you measure personal success.
About the Author
Media professional, senior writer and blogger at Educor Holdings. I blog about matters that relate to education and personal development. I am an out-of-the-box thinker, fascinated with perceptions of the mind’s eye, the power of imagination and creative learning. I am passionate about the human experience, and an avid believer in dialogue, breaking stereotypes, sharing information and the power of the arts. I also appreciate fine coffee and dark chocolate. Join me on this journey of knowledge and exploration.