No matter how positive you are, demotivation can kick in at work. Even those people, who maintain positivity around them and keep themselves away from negativity, also feel like they are stuck in a rut. But the fact is, you have to struggle against motivation and bring yourself out of this confusion. Nothing will work until you do. Time to motivate yourself at work.
Today in this article we will guide you about the simple adjustments that you can make to keep yourself motivated. We aim to level up your motivation and you will feel as if it is your first day at your job.
Without further ado, let’s get started and identify what is stopping you from pursuing your professional goals and how you can get real motivation from the internal drive.
1. Bring Balance In Your Life
Working overtime can demotivate you because when you sacrifice your recreational activity, sleep, and hobbies, you naturally get frustrated. It is good to focus on work, but it does not mean to stop giving any time to wind-down in the evenings.
No matter how busy you are, you should learn to maintain a work-life balance. For this purpose, you can take the following steps.
- Take healthy and balanced food.
- Spare some time to breathe in the fresh air.
- Spend your weekends with your near and dear ones.
- Sleep well.
2. Practice Gratitude At Work
You have a job and professional goals. You are better than thousands of people who do not have any kind of employment. Think about the things that can help you to practice gratitude at work. It will not only bring more positivity at work but will also make you more energetic. As a result, you will observe more internal drive that is basically a major source of motivation.
The company also matters. You should spend time with people that can assist you in focusing more on the positive things and motivate you with words of encouragement.
As a professional worker, you receive a paycheck and get paid on time (you should), then why are you worried? Do not consider the negativity that can make your workplace toxic. It is also crucial to stay away from toxic people.
3. Accomplish Your Least Favorite Tasks First
At work, there are some tasks that you love to do while you have to handle the least favorite work at first. The fact is, you cannot get rid of the tasks that you dislike. So, if you want to maintain the level of motivation in your work, you should complete the difficult tasks first otherwise they will keep on demotivating.
When people choose to do the tasks first that they love, they cannot do them with full passion. The reason is they keep on worrying about the other least favorite goals.
Focusing on this technique will not only help you to reduce severe burnout but you will also enjoy the work you love.
4. Learn New Skills
Learning new skills is vital because, in the end, we regret the changes that we did not take. When you stop learning new things, you get bored.
Today should be the day when you should make up your mind and start finding the new things that you can learn. Go for it and inquire whether your company needs someone who can help them with accounting or educational stipends. If you remain vigilant, you will soon find the skill that you can choose to learn to excel from the competitors.
5. Use The Power Of Motivational Quotes
Words mean a lot when it comes to fighting with demotivation. A few words of appreciation and motivation can keep you going.
The good news is that now the top motivational quotes are just a click away. You can find a lot of them on your Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin feed. And yes, you can also get thousands of motivational blogs and books on the internet.
6. Don’t Stress About The Things You Can’t Control
No matter how passionate you are about your job and what your long-term career goals are, you should not worry about the things that will likely happen in the next few years.
Let’s understand this with an example.
Some people keep on worrying that their professional rivals will beat them in the upcoming years. Another fear can be of losing your job.
Just leave thinking about the insignificant things that will perhaps never happen in your life. And even if they happen, you should have faith in yourself that you can handle them.
7. Learn From Your Mistakes
To make mistakes is in our nature because we are human beings and our capabilities are limited. However, making mistakes and facing failure should not demotivate you. Focus on what you have accomplished and understand that the most important skill in your life is to never quit.
Thus, do not let the mistakes demotivate you, just focus on avoiding them. It is human nature that we only think about our failures and forget what we have accomplished. To change this, count your blessings and focus on the successful moments of your life.
8. Divide & Conquer
Starting with the big task can grasp all of your energy, leaving you demotivated. The best rule is to cut your tasks down into bite-sized tasks. It will help you to achieve your goals without losing motivation because you can get your work done by creating milestones.
Let me give you my example,
When I am writing this article, I have created an outline and specified it into the sub-headings, and after the accomplishment of each heading, I get the feeling that I am achieving my goals and my effort is not going vain.
When I got halfway, I became more enthusiastic and energetic.
Thus, starting with smaller steps to accomplish a big task is the key to real self-driven motivation.
9. Hang Out With Your Colleagues
Everything turns out to be too boring when you do not spare some time to gossip and enjoy yourself with colleagues. Your colleagues are the ones who may face the same demotivational phase and have the same work environment, so you can share your frustration with them. They can provide you with new and innovative ideas that will definitely help you better fight negativity, pessimism, and demotivation.
When some other people have the same problem that you are encountering, you can discuss the ways to keep the level of motivation high.
10. Take A Break
Have you stopped working overtime, but still not getting better? Well, then you should take a break. It can be a break from the hectic work-life routine and toxic work culture.
Whether you want to go for a vacation, enjoy yourself with family, or keep yourself away from technology, taking a break from a hectic job routine seems like taking a shower on hot days. Soothing and refreshing!
Taking a break will open you up to new ideas as well. So without worrying about anything, just give yourself mental relaxation.
Still Feeling Demotivated? Read This Book!
No one can deny the role of books in fighting demotivation. In this quarantine, I have read the book “Harness Your Butterflies” which is an empowering guide to a satisfying and successful career. Moreover, it will make you more enthusiastic, inspired, and motivated than ever.
I read this book in COVID-19 and learned to fight with financial pressure and negative feelings. You should read this book if you are feeling low in energy, not happy with your job, encountering demotivation, or do not have confidence in your career.
By the way, what is stopping you from pursuing your goals and dreams?