Since 2009, 24% of professionals spent some time working from home according to the US Department of Labor; thanks to our connectivity through smartphones and an increase in flexible work schedules. This connectivity also has burnout on the rise. Sometimes your job can seem like a loop of mundane tasks. To reduce the chance of burnout, prioritize your purpose, not your tasks. Your role is critical to the success of your team’s or company’s goals. When you focus on your contributions to the greater team and goals, it’s easier to be excited and motivated about the work on your plate.
Here are two examples of how changing your mindset and language can help.
I am a copywriter. I write multiple articles each week for clients. >>> I craft messages for clients to connect with their audience to be informed, inspired, and motivated.
I am a salesperson; I work to hit my sales goals and thresholds. >>> I connect our clients with valuable services/products to help them reach their goals. I get to brag about our awesome team/product and help our company grow.
Take a minute to think about your role and contributions. Shift your mindset to focus on your purpose and not your tasks.