March 15, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Motivation often comes and goes, but staying consistent with hard work is the key to any success. As we've shifted from our usual working routines during the pandemic, motivation levels have often dropped and we've had to work harder to stay focused and less distracted.
Staying motivated at work will also depend on how much you love the job you do, whether it is challenging enough and also whether the company you're working for is offering good progression routes for you. These are all factors to consider when applying for new jobs.
Below our team have highlighted a few tips to help you stay motivated when at work...
1. Set up a positive working environment
As we've shifted to working from home instead of attending a workplace, it's now more important than ever to consider adapting your work environment to ensure it is motivating and keeps you productive.
- Make sure you're sat at a desk, and not of the sofa or in bed
- Reduce any entertainment distractions like the TV!
- Place yourself in a light, airy environment that has fresh air and sunlight.
2. Stick to your normal working routine and structure
Don't be tempted to slack on your wake up time, or take more frequent breaks just because you're in a more comfortable working environment. Sticking to your usual routine will ensure you're not getting lazy, and will also make it a lot easier to re-adjust when it comes to returning to the usual work environment.
We also often stay productive when we have a structure to our day as it gives us a sense of achievement and time based discipline.
3. Keep a clear to-do list and write out your daily goals
Setting yourself goals will help you to stay focused and organised with what you need to get done in order to have a successful day.
As well as setting yourself goals to achieve, you should also consider setting yourself a daily challenge. This could be something out of your comfort zone, that is going to help you develop new skills and test you. A key aspect of staying motivated is to be constantly learning new things and challenging yourself, this is also going to help you progress with your role and make you feel a higher sense of achievement in the long run.
There is also a huge satisfaction from ticking off things on a list! There are also some fantastic productivity tools that you can find online to help you organise your day. Try Asana, Trello or Slack.
If you are in need of support within discovering which career route is going to keep you motivated and passionate about going to work every day, speak to our careers team via our Careers Hub.