How to Stay Motivated at Work

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Even the most motivated employee can sometimes feel disheartened and need a boost. Motivated employees are found to be happier, more productive and more driven then their peers, so if you want to achieve success at work, it makes sense for you to stay motivated in the workplace.

Some of the reasons we lose our motivation is because:

– The job becomes boring or monotonous

– It is no longer as fulfilling as it used to be

– We are unmotivated in other areas of our life which spills over into our work

– We don’t get the role or promotion that we wanted and this affects us

In this podcast we are going to discuss six ways for you to stay motivated at work

  • Know that this is a temporary state
  • Think positive
  • Establish a clear longer term game-plan
  • Clarify your goals
  • Reward yourself
  • Maintain a healthy work/life balance
  1. Know that this is a temporary state

First of, remember that nothing lasts forever, so even if you feel that this slump is never going to end, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Eventually you will find your ‘get up and go again’. So mentally tell yourself that this is just a phase and that you will be out of it in no time. Don’t let that fact that you are feeling unmotivated get you down, it’s all in your head and you can either be your best friend or your worst enemy in this case

2. Think positive

Whenever any situation gets me down, the first thing I tell myself is to think positive. Instead of focussing on what is going wrong, I focus on what is going right. So maybe you hate your boss, your job and you co-workers, but on the bright side, the money is amazing, you live 5 minutes away from work and you get to go on amazing trips across the country. When you focus on what is right, it’s easier to think positive about your work.

3. Establish a clear longer term game-plan

Don’t think only of the here and now. Think of the long term. If you think your current role is horrible, or that your customers make you want to quit, look at the situation in terms of the bigger picture. How will it help you achieve your long-term goals? When you realise a particular phase, no matter how terrible, is going to have a positive impact on your long-term game plan it becomes easier for you to stick with it.

4. Clarify your goals

Make sure that you know what your goals are, and what you are looking to achieve. If you don’t have goals, you will not be motivated to achieve anything. Goals give us a sense of purpose and help us persist even when we don’t want to do something.

5. Reward yourself

Remember to reward yourself, promise yourself little treats every time you do something you did not want to. Like a coffee after 8 hours of work, or a trip after a 3-month long engagement with a particular client. Rewards give us something to look forward to and motivate us to stick with what we are doing.