Are you someone that feels unmotivated, and you have a hard time concentrating on the things at your job? This is something that has hit most people that work. Motivation can get low and when it does, here are some ways to boost it:
Be Kind to Yourself
There are different reasons that you are not motivated and that you are tired or feeling lazy. Some of those reasons include:
- Feeling sad.
- Being uncertain.
- Feelings of helplessness.
Stress can make some people have more energy, but other people end up being overly tired and irritated. Make goals to give yourself a break and to rest in between stressful periods.
Make it a Mission
Motivation means that you have a reason to accomplish and get something done. When you feel that you don’t have a mission to do this, it can make it hard. Here are some things to ask yourself:
- Am I fulfilling the mission of my company?
- Am I helping my coworkers be successful?
- Can I impact my community better?
- Does this allow me to help my family?
- Can this help me grow as a person?
- Can this help me grow as a profession?
After you answer these questions, make it a mission to fulfill these things. You want to make sure you are stable in your finances and that you are healthy in your job.
Make a Plan
Make a plan each day for what you are going to get done in your job. Know ahead of time what you have to prioritize to get things done.
Before you get up, make a list of things that you want to get done for the day. Make sure that you are being real as to what you can actually achieve. Make smaller goals and cut things into sections if you need to. If the list needs to be done differently, put it in a different order and get the most important things done first.
Before you go to bed, look at the list and see what you accomplished and give yourself a celebratory dance!
Make time to schedule tasks that you like to do. This can be learning a new skill or doing your favorite part of the job. This can make you feel more motivated for the next day.
Take a Social Media Break
While you are working, take time off your phone. Get off social media or your phone as a whole and take a few minutes to break. This can motivate you to do better and it can also help to keep your mental health stronger.
Motivation will happen after you get started doing your work. This usually takes about 30 minutes. You need to work for that 30 minutes and then you will see that once you get started that you probably don’t want to stop.