Simple Ways To Get Motivated At Work
We've all been there. Luckily, there are some things you can do to jumpstart your motivation.
Work is most motivating when it's clear exactly what you're accomplishing. But nothing is worse than working all day and thinking "What did I even do today?". At the end of each day or week, make a "Got Done" list (the opposite of a to-do list!). Outline all of the tasks you've completed or projects you've accomplished for the day/week.
Another key to staying motivated is knowing that the work you're doing makes a difference in some way. If you're not seeing this connection, try to dig deep. For example, map out your sales reports in comparison to the increase in your company's bottom line or sales unit. Find ways to focus on the aspects of your job that make an impact, even if small.
Feel like you're doing the same thing day after day? Try to structure your days so you're working on different tasks throughout the day. Instead of writing all day on Monday and creating client presentations on Tuesday, try to do both in smaller chunks each day. When you stimulate different parts of the brain, your motivation will be recharged.
Getting feedback on your work can be one of the most motivating factors. It can be an ego boost when you've done a good job and help you see the difference that your work is making. But if you don't know how you're performing, it's easy to lose steam. Ask your manager for regularly scheduled meetings to check in on projects and share feedback.
This doesn't mean you always gets to do what you want, but it allows you to choose how you're doing things. There are plenty of standard processes in any job, but there are also plenty of places where you can ask your boss for more autonomy.