Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being and Peak Human Performance.
The hardest part about improving your productivity in the workplace is motivating yourself. That may sound stupid, but it’s the truth. Many people want to get motivated, but find it impossible. After all, work is work. However, there are certainly some ways to motivate yourself to do better, even if your body and your brain seemingly don’t want to be motivated. Here are a few:
Remember what you are working for. Do you need the money to take care of your family? Are you saving up for a brand new car? Do you just want to retire comfortably? Tell yourself everyday when you wake up that you are doing your work for that. In the end, you’ll find that all that self-motivation translated into hard work, and all that hard work turned into your goals and dreams.
Treat your work as a challenge. You can do better if you feel like you are being challenged and raising your productivity in the workplace. Even the most menial jobs can be fun to do if you challenge yourself. Try to strive to be better than what is expected from you. You will work harder, and you’ll reach your dreams faster.
Think positive, stay happy and have fun. If you’re actively being pessimistic about going to work, you’re never going to motivate yourself to do better. That’s why you should always try to stay happy and find the silver lining even during the worst of situations. At least take a few minutes of your time to keep your morale up by having fun.
Do something you enjoy. One of the more common tips we receive is to enjoy your job. Because then, you’ll never work a day in your life. That is the most honest tip we can give you. Follow your dreams.
It’s not very hard to follow these four suggestions. However, if you do, it will help you motivate yourself and improve your productivity in the workplace.
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