16. If you find yourself nodding off while talking about your work – either you’re up far too late or you’re doing the wrong thing.Labels: boredom, change, work focus, wrong job
- Hate paperwork? Make it an aim to get most of it done by someone else - or at least invest in software and setup so that you can spend a lot less time on it.
- Loathe phone-calls? See if you can do more of it by email.
- Find building websites a total bore (how could you?) Find a good, reliable web person - perhaps you can even trade with them in some way - and have your site set up so that it doesn't need masses of maintenance by you.
Then again, it may be the entire job that bores you to tears. If so, now is the time to begin to plan to do your own thing. Or to change what your "own thing" is. I went from corporate design consultancy to designing cards and bags. And found that this is work that truly engages me - these days I don't nod off.
(the picture is two of our cats sleeping in a box on my desk - I have a permanent box there these days).