Lacking Motivation to Work? These 6 tips will inspire you
- February 15, 2021
- Posted by: Scale My Hustle
- Category: Productivity
Some folks have it easy – once they hit their feet on the floor in the morning, they get going and get all the work done. They aren’t distracted, they never procrastinate, and they always meet their deadlines early. The reverse is the case for some of us – we would rather stay in bed all day and call in sick. Some days you’re pumped-up, and other days you feel like a bunch of withered vegetables.
Motivation doesn’t come easy, but it is what you need to stay focused and work better to be able to achieve your set goals. We can’t totally get rid of distractions, that is why we need a constant dose of motivation to help us stay on track.
If you mostly find it exhausting to create because you feel uninspired, know that you are not alone. So whether you are a small business owner, a graphics designer, or a career professional who dreads Mondays, these 6 tips will help you get your groove back:
You shouldn’t underestimate the power of exercise. Daily exercising has many benefits: it improves your mood and self-esteem, makes you feel confident, boosts your energy levels, improves your health, and helps you get better sleep. Exercising will wake you from the state of laziness and help your mind and body be at alert. It will get your body moving.
Review your ‘why’
Most times, the reason you lack the inspiration to work is that you forget the reason why you work. It is necessary to continually remind yourself of the reason why your work is important to you, and why you do what you do. You will be motivated, and your passion will be reignited when you understand the purpose and importance of your work.
Have a list
This is to enable you to flesh out your tasks for each day, week, or even up to a month. Writing down your tasks can seem like a simple thing to do, but sometimes it is what you need to spur you to work and make you feel better as you tick off each task upon completion. If you find yourself thinking of how many tasks you have to get done, why not write them down? Ensure to prioritise them according to your favourites.
Break bigger tasks into smaller ones
No one has ever regretted breaking big goals into smaller ones. There is a high tendency you will feel overwhelmed when you’re faced with tasks that seem insurmountable. You’ll be confused as to where to start and before you know it, you’ll get discouraged. Smaller tasks are easier to do, so take a big task and break it into smaller ones, you will find yourself motivated to do more tasks when you succeed at the smaller ones. Start small.
It could be a walk to your colleague’s desk, going to the kitchen for some water, or simply putting your head on your desk to catch some minutes of sleep – as long as your boss wouldn’t get mad. The aim is to give yourself a break from work. It is unrealistic to stay motivated all the time and taking a few minutes to unplug from work can sometimes be the needed push to help you get going.
Have a motivational partner
Just as some have a gym partner that encourages them to exercise, so can you get a friend or colleague that can motivate you to work. It’s easier to call it quits when you feel like you are all alone, but with a partner who serves as a ‘motivator’, you will feel light knowing you have someone in your corner pushing you to get better.
What other tips do you need to stay motivated? Please share below in the comments section below.
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