Here are some ways to boost your motivation levels at work:
Motivation and morale are important for productivity at work. While many employees occasionally go through motivation slumps, persistent loss of interest in work can signal more serious underlying issues. Physical or mental stress, low employee engagement levels, poor compensation or boredom can make it hard to motivate yourself at work.
Habits that are hard to break:
Build positive habits that are hard to break. Even though everything in a day cannot be structured or go according to plan, some core habits can help streamline tasks. Schedule tasks that require maximum concentration at a time when your energy levels are high, preferably in the first half of the day. Try to stick to this productive routine every day.
Remind yourself of the “why”:
When motivation levels take a dip, it is important to remember what made you take up this job role in the first place. If you do not have a defined work or career goals in place, it is time to make them. List reasons why your work is important and what you hope to achieve by the end of the day, month, year or five years.
Find the triggers:
Look for the usual triggers for losing motivation and also review what factors motivate you. Whether it is boredom, anger, personal life issues, an angry boss or excessive workload, it is important to understand what factors are responsible for the lack of motivation. Understanding these factors is key to making proactive plans to address each one of them.
Get an early start:
Set the pace for tomorrow by planning and preparing as much as possible today. This can include laying out the clothes you will wear tomorrow, what you would eat for breakfast, and getting your PowerPoint presentations ready.
Plan something exciting:
If the work before you seems daunting, plan some favorite activity that you will do after finishing the task. It could be as simple as a jog in the park, meeting a friend, or a weekend trip. As long as it is something you look forward to doing, anything can be used to motivate yourself at work.
Fix the problems:
Sometimes gadgets, software, tools and materials can be inefficient, slow, outdated or ineffective. These can drag down the pace of work adding to work pile. Attend to these issues by fixing hardware or software issues, ordering new tools, materials or equipment.
A Harvard research study found that success and progress are the best motivators. Celebrating progress at every level is important to stay on the path to success. Reward yourself on your small successes such as completing an assignment on time, achieving the day’s lists of tasks or the number of steps you have walked in a day!
Stay with the right people:
According to a study involving a thousand people who were followed from childhood to death; the group or people you associate with determine what kind of person you become. Associate yourself with highly motivated employees at work to boost your own levels of confidence and motivation.
Follow these tips to motivate yourself at work !