Lately I’ve found myself in a bit of a motivational rut in my professional life.
I’m typically very good at keeping perspective on life — I know these things come and go for most, and if you say they don’t, you’re probably lying to yourself. But sometimes the feeling is more difficult to shake than others.
Something I’ve found to be the one of the best antidotes to this type of rut, is an intentional routine of improving yourself on some level professionally (and personally, for that matter, but we can explore that later).
For me, that’s learning to code. I’ve been learning off-and-on for a few years now through Treehouse (which is phenomenal if you haven’t tried it yet) and I’ve started to realize that when I stop making this time for myself, I become a bit more disinterested and less excited about my “day job” as a product designer. The flip side of that, of course, is I’ve found that scheduling this time and being intentional about my goals and improvement re-invigorates my passion for design and building great products.
So, if you need a boost or an escape from the doldrums, I hope this helps, because it works wonders for me.
Find your thing that helps get you and run with it — intentionally.