Ever feel like you’re dragging your heels at work?
Lack of motivation can make a job a lot tougher, even if it is a job you like. Everyone has bad days. But if you’re dreading heading in to work because you’re unmotivated, the bad days become more frequent than you’d like.
Today on the blog, we’re talking about the top three motivation boosters that can help you feel more positive in the workplace and help you get the work done.
Listening To Music Can Boost Motivation at Work
Music helps you to focus and keep you motivated. Whether Beyoncé is your jam or you prefer a bit of radio 2, music helps to keep your mind concentrating on the task at hand. Focusing on your favourite song can help you power through a boring, mundane task. Why not have your favourite radio station on in the background while trying to get your tasks completed? Time will fly by when you have a distraction in the background.
Really struggling to stay motivated? Many studies have shown that classical music can help your brain focus, even in times of high pressure or stress. So why not check out Beethoven, Bach or Mozart? We know it might not be your usual listening, but try it for yourself and see. You might just end up having some classical tunes in your recommendations on Spotify!
Does anyone fancy a night out?
It can be really hard to stay motivated if you and your team are working week in week out. ‘Does anyone fancy a night out?!’ can change the mood of an entire room. It doesn’t have to be a formal, organised night out such as the office Christmas party. A few drinks on a Friday straight from work can really lift the mood of the team. It gives you something to talk about in the office the following week and gives everyone a bit of motivation. It’s something to look forward too! Think of a night out as a well done for all of your hard work and a chance to let your hair down a bit!
Break things down and make them achievable.
We become unmotivated because we feel overwhelmed by tasks. We look at our to-do lists and think ‘wow, there’s no way I’ll be able to get that finished’. We’ve all been there. It is a good idea to spend time breaking down the bigger tasks. In doing so, you’ll be able to prioritise tasks and manage your time effectively. Things often seem more achievable when we take time to cut them up into smaller, more manageable chunks. Stop putting off your big tasks, and see how much you can achieve when you take them step by step! When you feel like you’re able to achieve something, you’re going to be more motivated to actually attempt the task at hand. If you go in with a mindset of failure or ‘it’s too difficult’ it’s no wonder your feel unmotivated!
Do you have any tips for boosting motivation at work? What are they? We’d love to hear them! Let us know in the comments or why not contact us on social media to let us know!