If you鈥檝e been at your job for awhile and you have a good handle on your daily tasks (AKA you鈥檙e a multitasking queen), it鈥檚 likely that you鈥檙e not feeling super challenged by your work each day. Many people feel they need to be constantly learning in order to love their jobs, and others just get bored after doing the same tasks over and over, sending the same work emails to the same people day in, day out. Regardless of the reason, it鈥檚 really common to fall out of love with your gig 鈥 even if it鈥檚 your dream job 鈥 after you鈥檝e been doing it for awhile. That doesn鈥檛 necessarily mean, however, that you want to leave your company, and even if you do, it鈥檚 important to enjoy and learn from the job you have while you鈥檙e searching for a new one! If you鈥檙e feeling uninspired at work, here are some strategies from career experts that will help you breathe new life into your workload.

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1. Spend more time socializing. It might sound counterintuitive to spend more time being social if you鈥檙e trying to improve your work situation, but if you have your job all figured out, you鈥檝e definitely got time to make closer relationships with your coworkers. 鈥淪tudies show that workplace friendships increase individual motivation and innovation and weaken the relationship between unhealthy perfectionism and job burnout,鈥 says Caroline Beaton, kununu鈥檚 millennial career expert. 鈥淥ne study specifically found that teachers with higher perceived levels of coworker support reported less stress.鈥 So go ahead and invite your coworkers to lunch, coffee or after-work drinks and spend some time getting to know them. Who knows, you might even meet your new BFF at work!

2. Work on yourself outside the office. Much of what you do when you鈥檙e away from work influences your experience at work. 鈥淐hallenge yourself outside the office; find opportunities to challenge yourself and succeed,鈥 suggests Ellie Eckhoff, Vice President at ClearRock. You can take on pretty much anything that you find to be challenging and turn it into career motivation. 鈥淐limb a mountain, learn to surf, take a course 鈥 these and other challenges push us out of our comfort zone and empower us to realize more of our potential,鈥 she says. 鈥淭hat new confidence and excitement carry over to work.鈥

3. Befriend someone senior. It might sound pushy to attach yourself to someone above you, but it鈥檚 not, and it鈥檚 awesome to be assertive at work! 鈥淎pproach someone you admire in the organization and make yourself indispensable to them,鈥 says Merideth Mehlberg, executive coach and career strategist. 鈥淭ypically someone a couple levels up from you in the organization is best, as they may turn into a mentor for you.鈥 Score. 鈥淎sk them to lunch or coffee, or walk with them between meetings and pick their brain; offer them value by asking what their biggest challenge is, and how you can help them. Make the relationship mutually beneficial.鈥 It鈥檚 true that if you can offer a fresh perspective, you鈥檒l be a more valuable mentee and more likely to create a lasting relationship with someone inside your company.

4. Request a change of scenery. This is pretty genius. If you want to feel like your job is different, change your surroundings. 鈥淎sk to change offices or workspaces,鈥 says Jacqueline Smith of JJ Smith Consulting. 鈥淪elect a target date on a Monday. The Friday before your target date, spend the day cleaning out your office or workspace as if it were your last day. Over the weekend, spend some time contemplating how you would make the job different or better. When you go in on Monday, treat the job as if it was your first day. What would you want to know? Who can you develop new relationships with to assist you in this 鈥榥ew鈥 position?鈥

5. Promote yourself. While you鈥檙e working on getting a promotion, go ahead and promote yourself! 鈥淒on鈥檛 just attend industry conferences, meetings and conventions,鈥 notes Smith. 鈥淪ubmit proposals to speak at them as well.鈥 Because clearly, you鈥檙e a #girlboss and you know what you鈥檙e talking about. 鈥淭his is a great way to network, enhance professional development skills and get to know the influencers in your industry. Also, if you have been in your job for awhile, you should have a decent amount of knowledge and expertise on any number of subjects in your industry.鈥 True that.

How do you deal when you don鈥檛 love your job anymore? Have any tips for us? Let us know @BritandCo!

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