Not everyday at work is the best day, we all have that one period where we are just unmotivated. Motivation at work encourages enthusiasm and productivity, so it’s safe to say that if you are not motivated then you won’t do your best. Going to the office because you have to and going because you want to is very different.
Being motivated to do something means that you are willing to do it without any qualms. Employees that are not motivated are not engaged therefore not delivering quality work. Motivation comes from living a balanced life, whatever happens in your personal life will be reflected in your work in some way or another.
It’s very important for you to find ways that will keep you motivated and interested in your job on a daily basis. Here are a few ways to help you keep you motivated.
- Spend time with co-workers
Building personal relationships with your co-workers could boost your interest in the workplace. Their enthusiasm may rub off on you.
- Challenge yourself
Doing the same thing everyday could be daunting. A change in responsibilities provides new learning opportunities.
- Remind yourself of your strong points
Only you know your strong points, a daily reminder of them and actually using them to perform could unlock self-motivation.
Take part in the office fun times, even if it’s not your thing. It changes your mood and can get you motivated.
- Speak up
Don’t be afraid to speak up about a work related problem that could be a hindrance of you being motivated.
- Set goals
Achieving the goals set will definitely motivate you at work.
Celebrating all your work wins is the ultimate motivator, doesn’t matter how big or small they are. Positivity is the key to overall wellness and happiness at work.
By: Zanele Mash