The only person that can really motivate you, is you! But if you implement the following tips you will be more positive and have more energy to deal with your workday!
Spend at least 15 minutes at the start of the day with positive input, this could be quotes you read, motivational books or CD’s. The commute to work is a great time to listen to motivational material, audiobooks are a great resource! If you have a “library” of positive thoughts in your head, so you can draw upon them if the day doesn’t go exactly as you’d prefer.
2. Tie your work to your life’s goals.
Always remember that there’s a deeper reason why you go to work and why you chose your current role. Maybe it’s to support your family, to change the world in some way, to help your customers, to make a difference: Whatever the deeper motivation, remind yourself that this workday–today–is the opportunity to accomplish part of that deeper and more important goal.
3. Keep track of what you have completed.
Making a to-do list and crossing out each task of as completed is a great way to stay motivated at work. Often when we are busy and getting tired we lose track of everything we have actually accomplished.
4. Express a positive mood
To many of us bring ourselves down to match other people, when asked how we are doing we often say ‘I’m ok’ or ‘hanging in there’, that sort of self talk sets you up for failure! Say ‘I’m wonderful’ or ‘feeling fantastic’, be positive it can only improve your mood!
5. Take regular breaks
Try and build into your schedule regular breaks throughout the day, After some time knocking away at the computer or whatever else you do at work, you can get tired or feel monotonous. That’s when you need to take that small 10 minutes break. Have a break from the computer and get a drink of water, stretch your legs and refresh it will make you more productive.
6. Do what’s important first.
Everybody complains about having too much to do, but few people do anything about it. “20% of your activities are going to produce 80% of your results” so do that 20% first, before you get to the 80% of your activities that is mostly wasted time. You’ll get more done, and you’ll get better results.
7. End your day with gratitude !
Exercising your “gratitude muscle” is the best way to make certain that you experience more success. Before you go to sleep, get out a tablet (paper or electric), and record everything that happened during the day about which you are (or could be) grateful.
You’ll sleep better and be ready for tomorrow–which will probably be even more fabulous than today.
None of these tips take a lot of time, just a little bit of effort to change your daily routine will have a big reward!