If you've been working at the same company, and in the same role, for a couple of years, you may be feeling unmotivated, or "burnt out". When you're completing the same tasks everyday, and you're tired of the same old routine required of your job, you may be a little unfocused while at work. This could be especially true if you don't like your job.
Even if your current position is your passion, we all lose a little motivation at work from time to time. Perhaps you haven't been given a raise in a long time. Perhaps you're underappreciated. Maybe your coworkers are negative, and they bring your mood down.
At Liberty Staffing, we want you to succeed professionally. Here are a few tips to help you stay motivated and focused at work.
1. Think About the Bigger Picture
Perhaps you're second guessing your role, and your significance at the company that you're working for. What you do on a day-to-day basis may seem insignificant to you (mainly because it's just your routine). However, no matter what your position is, you are an important part of the team. Your role works in tandem with many other roles within the company.
Always think about the bigger picture, and how your efforts greatly effect your coworkers, and the company as a whole.
2. Set Deadlines for Yourself
Perhaps you're unfocused because you work independently, and your supervisor is not around often. If this is the case, you'll need to start setting deadlines for yourself. If you don't set deadlines, you'll be unmotivated, and you won't get much completed.
It's best to set deadlines for yourself, and meet those deadlines, instead of your supervisor having to feel like they need to constantly follow up with you.
3. Create Realistic Goals
A great motivator is to set goals for yourself. Make sure that your goals are realistic. For example, if you're an Assembler, set a goal to assemble 20 products for the day. You'll feel great about your productivity once you've achieved your goal.
If you've achieved your goals, you can set the bar a little higher for yourself the following week. Keep challenging yourself. You'll be motivated to surpass your previous achievements.
Remember that everyday is a new day to achieve your career goals!
4. Celebrate Your Achievements
If you've been regularly meeting your deadlines, achieving your goals, and getting great feedback from either your manager, or customers, celebrate this! Even if the achievement is small, you should celebrate.
Take some time to celebrate your achievements. Treat yourself to your favourite snack/lunch, or simply pat yourself on the back.
5. Don't Work to the Point of Exhaustion
Be sure to take a break, when needed. If you're constantly working overtime, and working outside of business hours, you may be feeling "burnt out". You probably feel like you're working 24/7, which no one wants to do (even if you love your job). We all need a break once in awhile to recharge our batteries, and get back at it.
Need more motivational tips? Contact Liberty Staffing today!