There are some days, or even weeks, that you just don’t feel motivated. Sure, you love your work, your team and even your clients. But the pace of life and the demands of being constantly ‘on’ mean you are not always able to be at the top of your game.
So what do you do? For the most part it doesn’t seem fitting to crawl onto the couch and watch TV, you need a few techniques at your disposal to help you muster your energy and re-focus on the task ahead. It is in these times that having a number of ways to re-motivation will truly work to your advantage.
Here are my top three tips for motivating yourself:
1. Make yourself comfortable. If you have work to do, a document to write, or things to review, do it in comfort. If you are feeling relaxed and comfortable it is not as hard to motivate yourself to do what you need to do. Feeling relaxed helps eliminate feelings of resentment or lethargy – after all, you are doing it on your terms.
2. Think of your big picture. Why do you need to complete this task? Why did you go into business in the first place? Getting back to your roots and remembering what your end goal is will often help you get out of the rut and refocussed on what there is to gain.
3. Be honest with yourself. Why are you really unmotivated? What’s going on for you in the rest of your life that may be affecting your ability to work at your peak? Perhaps it is your diet, or even that you need to exercise? Sometimes listening to that inner voice and taking an honest look at where you are can mean you change what’s not going well. This change can often give you the motivation to get back on track and achieve your goals.
The big thing to remember is that everyone gets unmotivated, no matter how much you love your work. The key
is to accept it and find your own ways to re-motivate yourself so those moments are only fleeting.
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