Staying Motivated at Work
It is widely known that motivated people tend to be happier, more productive, and perform better than their unmotivated peers. However, even the most motivated employees sometimes experience a slump and need a quick reminder or boost to get them back into gear. So how can you motivate yourself at the office if you are experiencing a slump or lack of motivation? Here are some ways that all of us at TeamSoft came up with to get you to do just that:
Create an Early Momentum
Starting from when you first wake up in the morning, mentally prepare yourself for the day ahead. Come into the office prepared to get down to business and cross off those items on your to do list. Go over everything that you want to accomplish that day and tell yourself that you are not only capable, but that you are going to do it. How you perform early in the day sets the tone for how the rest of your day will go, so make sure you hit the ground running.
Negativity is contagious and being around someone that complains about the company, other coworkers, or managers can bring you down mentally. It’s hard to stay motivated when all you hear is negativity, so try to surround yourself with positive people. Think of all of the great reasons why you love what you do, no matter how small or insignificant they may be (e.g. positive remarks from your boss, accomplishing all of the tasks on your to do list for the day, or even an upcoming vacation).
Think Long-Term Growth
It’s always a good thing to keep things in perspective and remind yourself why you are working in the first place (besides the paycheck of course). Look back at the reasons why you chose to go into your desired field and why you do what you do. Looking back at this can help you realize your full potential and make you feel alive and useful. If you have ever written down your career goals, take a look and see how you are following your career path and how you are taking the steps to follow it. Something as simple as this can help bring the life back into what you do by looking at the overall picture.
Celebrate your Accomplishments
You spend most of your day at work, so it’s obviously an important part of your life. Treat your job with the pride it deserves and see how fast your motivation will grow. Even if what you are doing isn’t your dream job, there is a big reason to why you are doing it so focus on that objective. Celebrate all of the little things you have gotten done that day and pride yourself on the work you accomplished. From there, you can go home knowing that you are satisfied with the job you have done and truly start living the way life was meant to be lived.
Do some of these practices keep you motivated? Let us know if they do or if you have any other recommendations to help keep you motivated as you go throughout your day. We’d love to hear from you!