While everyone understands that work is what brings the money in, some people have a hard time staying motivated during a long eight to ten-hour day at the office. Everyone has their days where they are extremely motivated and get a ton done and then there are the days when you just feel ‘blah’ and won’t to do nothing but hit the door at 5 pm. If you are finding yourself having many more blah days than days where you are extremely motivated, this article is for you. With that in mind, read on below for a few of the top tips to help you stay motivated when you’re at the office.
Regardless of the list that follow, motivation and fulfillment comes from a sense of progress and passion.
Grab a Quick Cup of Coffee
There is nothing better than office coffee machines to keep you motivated. If your office has one, then take a quick break when you start to feel like you are lagging behind, and grab a quick cup of coffee. You would be surprised at how much of a pick-me-up a cup of coffee can be in the middle of a shift. Coffee is a natural anti-depression, you light you up considerably.
Take a Quick Walk Around the Building
Sometimes it’s just a matter of getting out and getting some fresh air. If you find yourself sleepy and unmotivated in the middle of the day, clock out for a break and take a quick stroll around your office building. Often the fresh air and brisk walk will give you the motivation you need to make it through the rest of the day with ease.
I would recommend a 5-15 minutes walk every 45 minutes of sitting.
Take a Bathroom Break
Taking a fast bathroom break to splash some water on your face or just get away from your desk for a few minutes can work wonders. Instead of just trying to ride it out until the 5 pm clock out time, take a bathroom break, replenish your energy and get motivated to get the job done before it’s time to clock out instead.
Get Enough Sleep
One of the main reasons for many people being un-motivated at the office is that they aren’t getting enough sleep the night before. You can’t expect to stay up partying all night and then be motivated to get through the day at work on Monday morning. Make sure that you get the amount of sleep required to get you through the workday and you will be much better off in the long run.
Phrases like “Ugh, I hate this job” and “I can’t wait until this day is over” or “I’m so tired and bored,” will do nothing to help you stay motivated and do your job well. Instead, write out your goals to stay motivated and hang them on the wall above your desk. Make sure to think positive thoughts and even speak them out loud if they help you to stay motivated to get the job done.
These are just a few of the top tips to help you stay positive when you are feeling unmotivated at the office. Instead of being negative, stay positive, make sure to get enough sleep and take a trip to the office coffee machine when needed and you should be motivated every day from 9 to 5.
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