Running a very close second to overwork & stress must be boredom.
As I work out my month’s notice period I am noticing the odd moments of frustration. What is this all about? After all, I no longer have the same levels of urgency and stress from the workload? It’s not that I don’t care professionally, it’s just that it really is no longer my problem and I’m unconcerned about the outcomes. So, this must be something else then?
While the work situation itself has ‘changed’. life surrounding work hasn’t – the daily commute, the long hours indoors behind a desk, the same-old-same-old of the daily grind. Those are all still there. So maybe these feelings arise there then?
I’m not overly blessed with the ability to endure the same day, day after day, month after month. Variety is a necessity. What makes that even worse is enduring the same day 100x over while shackled to the desk [and certainly in the last 2 weeks, the car because of the weather].
Time to mix it up a bit. Even thought the sun is nowhere to be seen and the forecast is 80% for rain, today is a bike day. And next week is a long-weekend break for Sands and me in Glencairn. And maybe, just maybe, I’ll go visit the yacht and see if she’s still afloat sometime this week.
No reason for boredom in my life. There’s more than enough useful things to focus on!