How to stay motivated at work even when things are not going well.
It’s hard to stay motivated, especially when you find yourself surrounded by negativity and a stream of things going wrong. It is during times like this that our willingness to work and be productive is truly tested. However, there are ways that you can muster up enough motivation to get on with the task at hand and do a good job. Here are a few of them so that you can make a start.
Take Control and Stop worrying
Not everything is in your control, and it can be difficult to come to terms with that. However, work on taking control of the things that you can and stopping yourself from worrying about the things that are not within your control.
After all, unnecessary worry never did anyone any good. It’s better that you work on things within your power than to keep worrying.
Not everyone is naturally positive or optimistic, and that’s ok. However, when everything around you seems to be crumbling and falling apart, a little bit of positivity can go a long way when it comes to boosting your motivation and changing your outlook.
Fill your mind with uplifting thoughts and quotations, be positive towards those around you as opposed to being cynical. Little things like this give your mind a much needed boost and a new perspective on a stressful situation. Give it a try and you will see a difference.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. A popular quote and for good reason. While it can become grating after a while, it’s actually a very truthful statement, and one we should try our best to remember. Take time to plan a task out.
It doesn’t matter if you decide on a rough layout or something intricate that details every step. It helps you to clear your mind and focus on the important things – boosting your motivation levels as well as productivity. Use your plan to prioritise tasks and stay organised.
It is so important to give yourself incentive and rewards for the completion of a task. Most of the time you might find yourself without recognition from others for your work, and so you need to give that to yourself. When things aren’t going well and you end up completing a task, tell yourself ‘well done’ and find an ample reward.
It’s important to keep up feelings of self-worth, for your confidence levels and motivation in the work place. After all, you are worth it even if no one else sees it. Learning to thrive on your own rewards and recognition will take you a long way in the world of work.
These four tips can actually take you quite far when it comes to staying motivated at work, even when things are not going well and seem to be falling apart. Next time you find yourself unwilling to work and out of juice, remember these four pieces of advice for a quick boost and a little extra motivation.
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