Whether you’re working in an organization or self-employed, it is a well-known fact that motivated individuals are more energetic, more productive and better performing than the unmotivated ones. However, it sometimes gets tough for even the most focused employees / entrepreneurs to stay motivated on certain days when we feel overwhelmed by the endless professional commitments and constantly working towards meeting deadlines. On such days, the office hours feel long and the zeal to work diminishes. Thus, your productivity suffers and so does your motivation to perform well.
However, this can be fixed. Mentioned below are a few tips that will help you stay motivated even during the difficult workdays:
1. Prepare a to-do list:
Prepare a ‘to-do list’ that you need to accomplish in a single day. It is better if you write it down on a sticky-note pad and stick it on your workstation. Doing so will help you stay focused the entire day towards accomplishing each of the tasks and you will feel your motivation levels going up with the completion of each task.
2. Divide your day into work-blocks:
Many feel that multitasking is a good way to accomplish more. But actually, it makes your work and workday more scattered. Once you have prepared your to-do list, treat each task as a separate goal to be accomplished. Take one task to complete and then proceed to the next one. Doing so will make your workload seem a lot less daunting to you.
3. Take breaks:
Take breaks in between each task that you pick up to accomplish. Pushing yourself for long without giving your mind a break hampers your productivity and your motivation level will also go down. Go outside for some fresh air, have a cup of coffee or chat with your work friend. These are the best ways to recharge your mind and getting back to work will not feel like a burden.
4. Remind yourself of the ultimate goal:
While following our daily routine, we all tend to lose focus of the ultimate goal towards which we are working. Lack of a clear vision and losing sight of the bigger picture of how your work is impacting the overall organization ultimately leads to hampering your productivity. When that happens, remind yourself of the goal towards which you are working. Doing so will instantly motivate you to work and utilize your workday to accomplish more.
5. Make time to learn something new:
Modern workplaces encourage their employees to learn and build new skills by organizing various learning programs for them. Look for opportunities to participate in such training sessions to learn new things related to your line of work. You can also utilize your time by doing a quick Internet research to find out all that’s happening new in the industry and discuss your new ideas with your colleagues and hear out their thoughts. By the end of the discussion, you will have more new ideas to work upon. Inspiration is all about new discoveries. Discovering new ideas and things with like-minded people will not only act as food for your mind but also help you do your work better.
It doesn’t matter whether you are an employee working in a 9-5 job or an entrepreneur working beyond the office hours, everybody feels low once in a while. That’s human nature. But the trick is to renew the excitement you generally feel about your work and by following the aforementioned tips will help you do the same.
Megha Raizada is a professional writer working with the premium job portal Naukrigulf.com. She has a keen interest in the global job market, but also loves to keep a track of everything interesting happening around the globe. You can reach her at Twitter and Google+.