We all hit that stage at some point within our careers where we fall into a slump and lack complete motivation. It begins with low energy, and then slowly leads into that “I don’t care” attitude which may eventually turn into depression. So here are some suggestions on how to get yourself back on track to improve your career and leave you feeling fresh and motivated at work.
Shake Up Your Routine
Getting stuck in the same routine day in and day out is easily done. To avoid this, take the time to learn more about the company/industry and focus on a specific skill or task that may interest you. It is important to change your focus every now and then, so look for new projects around work that can use some extra help or ask for a new task that you have never worked on before.
Give Yourself a Target
Setting goals is one of the best motivational tools. Knowing that there is something to work towards will make you more productive and determined to complete what it is you set out to do. Don’t stress out over this goal though. First determine what the ultimate goal will be, and then break it down into stages while setting targets along the way to ensure that you track your progress. While going through this process, looking back on what has already been accomplished will help boost your confidence which will lead to an increase in motivation to continue on and reach that goal.
Make Time For Yourself
It is easy to get wrapped up at work and forget about your life outside of work, but it is important to remember to have some ‘you’ time. Having a good balance between work and life outside of work will keep you feeling motivated and refreshed. Exercise is always a good way to clear a mind from various thoughts and it also stimulates brain chemicals that will leave a sense of relaxation afterwards. One other important thing to do is to be surrounded with positive people and thoughts. Minimizing everything negative, even if it is just for a short period of time, can help you gain more motivation since your only focus is yourself. Want to know more about the work-life balance? Click here to learn more.
Motivation comes from within, so by following these few suggestions above you can stay on track and gain more motivation throughout your workplace. For more information about workplace productivity follow Biel’s on Twitter @bielsdm