5 ways to self-motive at work

Posted on January 2020 By Speller International
How To Self Motivate at work

Last week on the blog we discussed how team leaders can motivate an unmotivated team. However, this week we flip the focus to employee’s and how they can self-motivate if they’re feeling flat in 2020.

​With a few simple steps you can turn that negative feeling into a positive. So, what are you going to do differently this year? Here are 5 ways to kick those demotivating habits.

Set goals
This doesn’t have to be workplace goals - setting personal goals can motivate you at work too. For example, if you’re wanting to save for a holiday you may aim to do over-time or work towards a pay rise. In this case your external motivations can push you to strive harder at work.

Be empowered
Take charge of situations, create change in the workplace or put forward ideas for improvements in your department. Use your initiative and implement change where you see it is valid. These small changes to your mindset will place you on a different path and hopefully motivate you for 2020.

Encourage group action
Is one of your goals this year to be more active during the day? Bring your new year’s resolutions into the office. Get a group together for after work team sport or create a lunch time jogging group. These changes can encourage an office to bond and, as a result, motives them to work together more effectively. Having a like-minded group at work can even make going to work more enjoyable!

three men motivated at work laughing, how to self-motivate

Turn off distractions
Put your phone away, block the internet on your computer and don’t be distracted by others chatting in the office. That’s right! There’s nothing more demotivating than the constant stream of social media holiday images or friends at the pub while you slog it out at work. Remember, it’s not all doom in gloom in the office. If you put the work in now, you’ll reap the rewards later.

Have a workplace goal
This might be to be promoted in 6 months, gain experience, a new skill or be acknowledged by management and team members for your hard work. With these goals in mind, kick those 2019 bad habits and move into 2020 with some serious long term goals.

Being motivated at work starts outside of the office walls. Eliminate negative talk, participate in conversations and be positive in the workplace. You don’t need to wait for your team leaders or management to step up and motivate you. Motivate yourself! And remember, by being motivated at work, you’ll be happier outside the office too.

If you're feeling unmotivated at work, perhaps try some of our top tips to get you off on the right foot in 2020.

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