Motivation is a rather sporadic feeling; some days you feel it and others you can barely find yourself willing to complete any work. You simply stare at the computer screen, willing yourself to type, create or develop but instead, you find yourself simply going through motions unable to care about the quality of work you’re producing.
Over the years, the success of Blue Diamond can be attributed to the motivation of each of our teams. We have real and practical solutions which we use that can help dig up the lost motivation to not only get the job done – but complete it with a sense of passion and gratification.
I have compiled a list of real ways you can motivate yourself at work. Often advice such as motivation tips sound good but are not practical to carry out. These tips are used by myself and my co-workers and are guaranteed to work.
1 – Arrive at Work in a Good Mood
It is scientifically proven that a positive mood lifts your brain’s dopamine levels, resulting in improved cognitive performance. This will give you a boost in brainpower as you arrive at your desk. So, make sure you include a mood-lifter on your way to work. This could be listening to music, reading a newspaper or even watching an informative YouTube series such as Bitesized Training.
2 – Create Small, Bite-Sized Goals
Completing a large project can be daunting when you don’t know where to begin. Often the task at hand can look impossible to carry out or as if it will take a significant amount of time to complete. So rather than focusing on one big scary goal, break the big goal into easily manageable tasks.
3 – Just Do It
Now here’s some valuable advice. Instead of waiting around, willing yourself to feel motivated, what if you just went ahead and started doing the work you know you need to do? Dive into the task and trust that you will be able to complete it. If you believe you can do something, chances are you will do it. Even if you’re not successful, at least you will have given the task your best shot.
4 –Celebrate Wins
If you’re constantly waiting for long-term benefits, you forget how crucial all the little wins are. It can also be challenging to stay motivated and organised if there’s no reward in sight. Treat yourself and don’t underestimate how gratifying it can feel to recognize small advancements. What seems like a small achievement to some can be a huge advancement to others.