In my previous article, I discussed on how to discover if you lack motivation. If you want to improve your motivation at work then this write-up is for you. It is important to note that sometimes it may not be a change of career that you need. So I decided to list a few tips to help you increase motivation at work if this is what you need. Motivation is really important because it helps increase productivity, which every organization wants.
Here are 7 easy ways to help increase your motivation at work, so that you can be the best you want to be in your chosen field.
- Stop being too content with your job.
It is possible that the reason why you feel bored and low at work is because you are to content with your daily routine. Don’t be too content, ask for other exciting tasks or create different ways of solving an issue. Avoid using one particular format to do your job daily. Stop being lazy, push! push!! Push!!! Sometimes tasks become monotonous because we fail to try other approaches.
Also, let other colleagues at work motivate you. Imagine other jobs at work that you may love to do and try to get involved. Volunteer to do other things at the office that you may find interesting and useful to your career.
- Find a Hobby
During your free time start doing those things you love. Don’t just sit and think of it, practice it. People tend to sit and talk of what they will love to do but never really do it. The more you do things you love, the happier you will be. Once you start trying out your hobbies you will be happy and when you get back to work, you will naturally transfer that happiness to your job.
Do this by listing out your current interests, consider which one you value most, and pay close attention to it. If possible, you can try out a hobby that may relate to your job in one way or the other. It is entirely up to you. All that is important is for you to do something that relaxes you and gives you pleasure because it will increase your motivation level.
3. Create a Checklist
It may be that there are external factors making you feel depressed or bored and tired of work. So create a list of these issues. Write out everything in your life that is a challenge. Notice I said “challenge” not problem. The next thing is to work towards solving those issues. You need to identify issues that may be affecting you negatively before you can solve them. Once you are able to resolve this, then you will have a burden off your shoulders and increase your motivation.
- Positive Affirmations
Ensure that you use positive words daily. This will improve your level of motivation. You can read my article on how to stay positive. Also, don’t beat yourself up and consistently remind yourself that you are the best at what you do because you actually do love your job deep within you, right?
- Manage your Time
It could be that the workload you have is what is making you feel demotivated. So cultivate the habit of always writing out your tasks daily. Allocate time frames to each task. Maximize that time and make sure you don’t carry over any task.
As you complete each task, cross it off the list and give yourself a pat. Also, ensure that you have completed your task before offering to help another person. This will help you use your time wisely and keep you going.
Another thing to consider here is that if you notice some unpleasant tasks on your list you can alternate it with pleasant tasks. This way, the pleasant tasks will cover up those ones that may make you feel bored for a while. Do not waste time thinking of how unpleasant doing the task will be, rather imagine how happy you will feel once the task has been completed. Also, ensure that you do not procrastinate and remember to take your breaks.
- Clear your Desk Area
This can be really helpful. Sometimes what you really need is a clear desk area to have good concentration. You may have low motivation because you are not even sure of what your tasks are given the clutter on your table. So clear your desk/ table area and move towards getting positive energy.
If possible, decorate your work space. Make it look beautiful. Let its beauty be one of the things that you long to see everyday.
Another reason that may create demotivation in the workplace may be as a result of poorly communicated issues. If this is the case, please read my previous articles HERE and HERE. When you improve your communication skills then several workplace issues can be effectively communicated to the management.
If you found this article useful, I will be happy to know that. If you also need more information on how to stay motivated at work, please leave a comment and I will respond as soon as possible. I will also appreciate it if you share other ways you stay motivated at work.
I hope you love your job, enjoy doing it and stay motivated.