Let's face it, no matter how much you love your job, it will usually get boring eventually, making you lose your motivation. When you do something every week, every day for weeks or months with very little change, it will wear on you, eventually ruining your enjoyment of it.

So what can you do about boredom? It's actually pretty easy, try different things related to your job or hobby, which will increase your motivation. I'm doing this with personal coaching business, by creating productivity e-courses.

Broadening Your Horizons at Work

I've been working as a personal coach for over a year now, and I enjoy the work, but I do want to try some different things.

Last month I started developing an e-course for people who work from home, Be Productive at Home. I am currently running a small class for this e-course, which is going pretty well. So well in fact that I'm making it a monthly course. For my part this e-course involves writing, creating videos, answering questions, seeing what the participants are doing, and keeping everything going smoothly. It's really interesting and challenging for not only the participants but for me.

By adding to this aspect of my business, I'm not only increasing the number of customers in an area that I specialize in, but I'm challenging myself which keeps me motivated in my business.

In your own work, you can do the same.

If you have your own business, try to expand it into a new area, or learn another aspect that you normally give to someone else, such as marketing, accounting, or web design. If you can handle some of the work yourself, it can save you time and help improve your business. It could also potentially lead to other jobs. If you're a web designer, learning how to do some copy writing for your own business can lead to new customers, and you could offer to do some basic copy writing as an additional service.

A freelance artist or computer graphics designer who learns marketing, instead of just drawing a customers ideas, could instead plan a marketing strategy around their images, increasing their customer base, and increasing their fee's.

If you don't have your own business, see if you can get some new responsibilities at your current job, you may have to take a course to do this, but that shouldn't be a problem. When working on a team, you could also volunteer to help with tasks that you are not the best at, as a way to learn new skills.

Rather than doing the same job over and over again, once you have a handle on your current tasks, try something new. You should relate it to what you are doing already, but it isn't necessary if you're ready to change your career, or shift your focus.

Author's Bio: 

Dan Clarke specializes in helping people achieve their dreams of working from home, whether it's full time or simply to help raise some extra money. Currently raising a family, and having broken away from the 9 to 5 routine through his own work, he uses his own experience to advise people on how to achieve a success both in their business and with their family. www.lets-get-happy.com