Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Motivation at Work!!

Work won't always be fun. In fact, work can be a chore. Motivation is rather elusive, isn’t it? Some days you feel it, and other days you can’t grab a measly corner of it no matter how hard you try. Keep in mind that your job and career is up to you, you can find all the motivation you need. Let us have a look on some of the ideas to kick-start your daily mojo.

Find work that interests you 
Finding your motivation requires a little thought and reflection. In order to be motivated, you have to know what triggers it. Doing work that is interesting and fulfilling is one of the best ways to ensure you’re staying engaged and motivated.

Do not drain on the small stuff
There are certain things you just can't control, Everyday there are things that probably irk you, but don't let those negative feelings sap your motivation. One way to drive out the negative feelings is to stay focused on achieving your own goals and your priorities.

Read Daily
Make sure you carve out time in your day to read. The most successful people in the world attribute their success to reading a lot of books. Developing a daily reading habit is one thing that’s likely to have a long-lasting impact on your thought processes, ultimately inspiring you in all areas of your life. 

Set a Quit Time 
When you find yourself low on motivation, pushing through may not be the answer to getting your best work done. Take a 15-minute break. You’ll feel more refreshed and more productive when you allow yourself some down time.

Communicate with productive people
Sometimes having a small conversation with one of your peers can perk you up for your next meeting or task. Associating with productive individuals allows you to observe and pick up some of their healthy productivity hacks. And because productive employees tend to be more positive, you may catch some of that too.

Ask for feedback 
Sometimes, we get so wrapped up in our daily tasks that we don’t realize the subtle ways that we can potentially improve, nor do we recognize the areas where we are adding the most value. A feedback can usually allow you to get answers to the performance related doubts that bother you. A positive feedback instantly charges your morale and gives you the required push to go the extra mile.

Learn a new skill
Identify a skill relevant to your current role that interests you, and pitch the idea to your boss. Especially if it’s something that will benefit the company, they might even be willing to fund your training or allow you to use work time to develop it. It’s a win for you to add value to the employer, while also adding value to your marketability.

Regaining your motivation won't happen overnight. It's a process you'll continue to work on at every step of your career. Once you keep yourself inspired, you'll more easily identify when you feel yourself slipping into exhaustion or boredom. Keep working on your motivation, to reach and surpass your goals.