How to Stay Motivated

5 tips for beating the work day blues.

No matter how much you love your job, you are bound to have periods when you simply can’t muster any enthusiasm when you wake up on Monday morning. This is perfectly natural, since we’re not robots. Everybody gets into funks from time to time. But, if you are having trouble breaking your funk, here are 5 tips to help get you motivated.

Reward yourself
A mundane routine can be a major culprit for demotivation. If you find yourself getting bored by the repetition of your week, work in a little treat. This doesn’t have to be a bold change, but should be something that you can look forward to. You could possibly skip the gym after work and go for a slice of cake with friends, family, or your loved one.

Decide to be excellent
Other people in your office might be demotivated, and having a negative effect on you. Make the decision to be excellent at your job, despite those around you. You will feel satisfaction from your efforts which will help to motivate you.

Appreciate your achievements
So often you overlook a job done well by focussing on the parts that didn’t go perfectly. You need to avoid this, and remind yourself each morning that you are great at your job, and getting even better.

Don’t try to be perfect
Nobody’s perfect, so trying to be will only set you up for disappointment. Instead, see yourself as unstoppable. This way, when you run into barriers you’ll keep pushing forward.

Focus on your strong points
Everybody has a trait or two that they would change in themselves, given the chance. However, focussing on these can seriously damage your self-esteem. You need to be doing the opposite. Take a few minutes at the end of each day and remind yourself of your positive traits and how they helped you during the day.

Beating demotivation will not happen overnight, but it’s certainly possible. Apply these five tips to your life and you’ll soon be chipper come Monday morning.

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