There are days that work can be such a drag. At the end of your work day you feel as though you have already expended all of your daily energy. An intense deadline driven work environment can suck all the life out of you. This is a situation that is a common plaque for workers every where. For many this is a daily occurrence. Your perspective can alter the way your work day affects you. For the lower level employee work is just something to do to gain an income. The higher ups have made goals and challenges to keep themselves motivated at work. The company’s goals and your personal goals may not always coincide. In the work environment you have to create a reason to be at your job or you will feel lifeless and drained each and every day. Here is a list of tips to check out. Use this list as a guideline on how to stay motivated at work. Be creative, your future and mental health will be the better for it.
Conceive an End Goal-Light at the end of the tunnel
One of the best ways to get motivated at work is to see in your mind what the end result of the project will be. If you are in control of any of the process see how your idea will come to fruition. The stress factor and work mule feeling will disappear when you put into perspective these actions will bring about a certain result.Even the most mundane project can be satisfying knowing the end result is near.
Fear Factor-Bills, kids, savings
Fear is a powerful motivator. Advertisers use it very often to get the consumer to make purchases in fear that the item will be running out. You have to make yourself understand that jobs don’t come easy and bills don’t stop. If you do not find a way to do your job with zest, your life and family could suffer. Thinking of the consequences can give people the push necessary to keep forging forward and stay motivated at work. Learn to harness this energy for those days when all you want to do is stay in bed. Even when there is no immediate motivation, bills and life are a constant.
Stay Focused-Nose to the grindstone
Staying focused and motivated at work go hand in hand. Many times distractions at work break focus and progress. This causes interruption to your work flow.
Once you break the flow getting back to what you were doing is troublesome, especially if you have more than one duty. Unless what comes up is an emergency, stay focused on the task at hand. Neither project will gets its needed attention and your work will suffer.
Your Why-Believe in yourself
The most important component of staying motivated at work is understanding that it is a personal affair. Your motivating factor and the next worker’s can be quite different. You are in this alone. Whether or not you succeed, fail, stay perky or droopy is entirely your responsibility. If you find no joy in your work you must fix it. The company has no concern and your coworker has none either. They have their own agendas and must maintain their own motivation. Stay focused on ‘your why’ and not if any one feels you or is on your side. Be your own cheerleader.
Make it Real-Write it down
Write your motivating factor down and post it where you can see it daily. Make sure that is visible especially on days that you feel lack luster and less than gung ho for your job. Look at your written down intended goals and stay focused.
Dead Horse-No upward mobility
Staying driven at work of course would feel futile if there is no where for you to go. If you are content with your job that has no mobility then staying motivated day to day can be daunting. Assess your career goals and decide if the job you are in is something you can feel comfortable doing every day of your life with no mobility or pay increases. If you need more than that, explore other career options.
Many companies have programs in place to boost company morale, but not all. Many don’t care how the worker feels they just want the job done. Staying motivated becomes a very personal thing. Finding your reason why you want to carry on is crucial to being and staying a motivated employee.
Have a Happy Healthy Day.