Boredom is usually the common reason why people slack of or abandoning the task altogether. It also drains out our motivation by doing things, I mean, doing the same thing mindlessly every day is a living nightmare in itself for some. Boredom kicks in most of the time if we are not dedicated and lost interest on the task at hand. And the more we submerge our thoughts to boredom, the stronger that feeling becomes. All effort become minimum or even gone once boredom kicks in.
A tiny sliver of fun will make a great difference in any boring situation. A dull situation or task can be turned into an enjoyable and vibrant one. If a person knows how to turn the situation to his advantage. Most of us know that that it is hard to get one motivated in order to start a task. It is even harder to maintain it throughout the whole process.
Here are a couple of ways one could make a little bit of fun during these situations. Effectively making it more bearable and easy to attain, or even make it into an interesting one.
Get Motivation By Keep Your Mind Running While Doing The Task
Do you know what makes other people cheerful? Because of all the boring and bad things happening around them. They can still retain their sense of humor. Cracking a killer joke or two while doing a boring work can make a whole lot of difference. It Cheers you up and also others who are working with you. Keep your mind running. Think about something cheerful while not losing focus on the task.
Get Motivation By Immerse Yourself
It is common to hear the phrase “if you can’t beat them, then join them”, and that is true when doing a task too. I mean, there is nothing much you can do about doing a task which you can’t get away from, right? Sometimes, the only way to survive the task is to let yourself learn something on doing it. Some lessons are small and negligible, but they are still lessons nonetheless. Those lessons may not appeal to you but think of it as miscellaneous knowledge which you can use in the future.
Listen To Music (mentally), or Even Whistle A Tune
This one is fairly obvious (and yes, it totally works on me), for listening to my favorite tunes really pumps me up and drives me to do any boring task. Music is a medium that can improve one’s effectiveness, creativity and willingness to do work. This method may not work on all people. And different people have a different genre of music they like. So go ahead and try this method, who knows, this may become your fuel to do the task needed.
Decide To Reward Yourself After The Task, Even If It Is Just A Small Thing
Setting tiny rewards for yourself or your team will greatly enhance your motivation and efficiency on the job. Treat yourself (or others, if you have the money) after a task well done. Either if it is just a simple snack on the canteen or a drinking session on the local pub (tabs on you). By having this kind of reward system, you can have something to look after at the end of every task.
Think Of It As A Game, and A Healthy Dose Of Competition Do Wonders
Yep, you read it right, make a task bearable and keep yourself motivated by treating it as a game. Challenge yourself or others to finish the task. Have a friendly competition with your comrades or push yourself to beat a record. You won’t just place back your focus by increasing the challenge of the job. You can also increase all of your drive and dedication to the job. Rewards also work in tandem with this for a much challenging and fun experience.
A balance between challenge, accomplishment, and distraction is the key in having fun. Make sure though, that you won’t be overpowered by the fun that you will lose focus on the task. It is not bad to have fun, and it is encouraged all the time to make the work much lighter, bearable, and most of all, not boring.