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By ADTACK Marketing on July 13, 2016

4 Tips to Staying Motivated At Work

It happens when you least expect it. One minute bigstock-Happy-Success-Winner-Life-Goa-92339726.jpgyou're walking through you're office door full energy and enthusiasm, the next your motivation wanes.  

Seconds feel like minutes, minutes like hours. The day drips slowly on the papers splayed across your desk. You feel caged. Your motivation has flown the coop, and you want to follow it out the door. 

But it's only 10 a.m.

It's at moments like this you need to tap into these four tips for finding your motivation at work:

1) Find some fun

When your motivation goes missing, it can leave you feeling forlorn, unworthy of the moniker on your nameplate or even a little like quitting. 

Don't. 

Grab a cup of coffee with a colleague instead. Talk about something (anything!) other than work. You just might find inspiration among your coworkers. 

2) Connect with the competition

Nothing re-ignites the motivational flame quite like connecting with the competition. Check out competitors' websites. Read their blog posts and look at their LinkedIn accounts. 

Once you see how well (or not so well) they are doing, you'll likely be more motivated to catch them (or continue to crush them). 

3) Search out some feedback

It's common for employees to feel unmotivated--especially when they're not getting any feedback. 

This is as true for every entry level professionals as it is for those sitting in the C-suite. So instead of sitting in your cubicle or corner office daydreaming about being somewhere else, go search out feedback. Finding out how others think you're doing can energize you to keep doing well or start doing better. 

4) Exercise 

The benefits of exercise are well-documented: improved concentration, sharp-as-a-tack memory, mental stamina, less stress, the list goes on and on

If you regularly lack motivation at work, start exercising. Walk. Run. Play badminton. What you do doesn't matter as much as the fact that you simply do something.  

Not only will you feel better physically, but you'll also be better prepared mentally to dominate the rest of the day.  

Make the most of every minute 

Momentary lapses in motivation happen to everyone. The important thing is to not let a minute of malaise turn into an hour, a day or more. When you find your motivation waning, find some fun or feedback, explore the competition or  exercise. 

For more tips on how to make the most of your day, take a look at our blog that describes 5 different ways to boost your productivity. What other tips do you have to stay motivated?

 

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Published by ADTACK Marketing July 13, 2016