It’s a New Spring Day
Personal motivation is the key to success in life. If you’re not motivated, tasks will remain unfinished, sales will not close and products will never launch. One of the hardest places for us to stay motivated is at work. Considering we spend 40 hours a week or more at our desks, it’s easy to see why we may sometimes lack the drive to get things done. However, there are a few ways to increase your drive and motivation. Here are my five fantastic tips.
Spring Cleaning Your Desk
Now is the time to organize your space. Get out your favorite pen and notebook, boot up your computer and sort out your desk and desk drawers. Starting your day with a fresh desk will set you up for success throughout the day. For more tips on ways to spring clean your office or department, check out this blog post.
If you tend to procrastinate, here are some tips to get you started off on the right foot.
Make A To-Do List
Make a list of tasks with the most important tasks at the top. That way you can prioritize what has to be done first and what can wait until after lunch. Physically writing down your goals and objectives will motivate you to complete them, especially if you leave the list in plain sight all day. For some, tackling the hardest, most grueling task first helps make the rest of the day go smoothly.
As you complete a task, check it off. Create an award system for yourself – if you check off three tasks, have a small piece of candy. If you check off a bigger task, reward yourself with reading an article online.
Vow to Build Relationships
Getting along with the people you work with is important to being happy at work and staying motivated. Build communication skills with office team building exercises. Get to know each employee and say hello as they pass by your desk or office.
Make sure you aren’t bringing toxic behaviors into the workplace by playing into office drama or gossiping about others.
Take some time each week to meet with your team members. This is a good way to make sure everyone is doing their part and see if anyone needs guidance. Keeping the rest of your co-workers are on track toward success will motivate you to stay productive and finish the job.
Get Some Fresh Spring Air
Fresh air does wonders for clearing your head and getting you motivated to work. If you desk is near a window and it’s nice outside, open it for a few minutes. If your company offers an outside seating area for lunch, take advantage of it. Getting away from your desk for a while can mentally reset your mind and increase productivity.
10 for 50
For every 50 minutes of work, take a short 10 minute break. Get a refill on your coffee or rinse out your cup. Grab a small snack from the vending machine. Get that breath of fresh air outside. Go drop off those papers to your co-worker. Anything that gets you up and moving for a few minutes can break the monotony in your day and keep you motivated.
Fun Team Building can Motivate You
Larry Lipman of Fun Team Building has worked with teams for over 20 years. His expertise and custom team building events can be just the thing to get your team going again. To learn more or schedule your event, call Larry at 770-333-3303 today.