Does this sound like your workday? The alarm goes off. You get up, shower, and head to the office. You say hi to the same people every morning, respond to emails, eat lunch with a couple of your colleagues in the cafeteria downstairs, and wait for the clock to tell you it is time to go home. During most days, nothing remarkable seems to happen. You are bored and complacent, and do not feel a sense of meaning in your work.
Don’t worry, you are not alone. Many of us wonder how a job that seemed good in the beginning now leaves us feeling listless, empty, or ready to bolt for the door at the end of each workday.
These days, more people are asking themselves: “Is this all there is?” We wonder what kind of positive impact we are having on others and how we can make changes so that we feel more energized about our careers. It can be done, I assure you! Finding meaning at work is possible and achievable. You don’t necessarily need to switch companies or careers. Meaning is all around us; we just have to know where to look! Here are five strategies on how to develop a greater sense of meaning at the offic