No matter what your job is or where you work, at some point your motivation will flag.
Kick this year off with these steps that will boost your motivation all year long.
1. Expand your skill set
With ongoing learning you will nurture your talents, remain intellectually challenged in your job and improve your compensation in the long term.
2. Seek new challenges
Volunteer to take on a demanding task at work, even it falls outside your job description. If you feel you have reached a plateau, consider pursuing a lateral job move or transferring to another department.
3. Take a break
Make sure to schedule time off to recharge after an especially intense period of peak activity.
4. Make a subtle change
If your job has become routine, look for ways to break up the monotony. For example, you can rearrange your workload so tasks you once handled in the morning are now completed in the afternoon. Overhaul your filing system, and try out new time-management software or look for more efficient ways to work.
5. Get moving
Exercise delivers mental and emotional as well as physical benefits. A brisk daily walk during your lunch hour will boost your energy level and allow you to organise your thoughts more clearly.
6. Strive for your personal best
Try to excel at whatever you’re doing. Being confident in your abilities will increase your motivation as well as raise your employer’s and coworkers’ confidence in your abilities.
7. Seek feedback
Avoid being overly critical of your performance. If you’ve made your best effort, take pride in it. Likewise, if there are ways you feel you could improve, seek constructive criticism from supervisors. Then take steps to improve your performance.
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