Sometimes, nothing works when you are trying to motivate yourself at the office. Eventually, you will have to kick laziness in the face and get things done because the last thing you need is work to pile up or even fail to meet your deadlines. So, how do you get motivated on that lazy day when you can’t get anything done.
Perhaps the cause of your laziness is the many tasks that you have. If you are overwhelmed at work, motivation will be a problem. When you have too much to handle, prioritize on what is important first and then focus on one task at a time. Have a to-do list and check off one item at a time.
2. Be organized
Get physically organized and while at it, organize your thoughts too. If you are not organized, it will be harder to focus or prioritize. You will not be able to reach your goals and once you realize that, you will find it hard to get motivated. Getting organized helps you prioritize and have clear end goals. That will help you to focus on the tasks ahead.
Exercising gives you energy and activates your brain. When you are feeling lazy at work, consider taking a few minutes to exercise. Ensure that your body is operating at its maximum. If you can, go for a run, a light jog, or a walk. If that is not possible, consider light exercises that will keep your energy levels up.
Working on a particular project for a long time will leave you tired and burned out. Lack of enough sleep can also impede on your productivity at work. It is important to take a rest and relax. That will help clear your mind in readiness for the work ahead. Also, ensure that you have enough sleep every day to stay motivated at work.
5. Punish or bribe yourself
Rewarding yourself for every task completed will motivate you to work harder and beat laziness. Punishing yourself for failing to meet your goals will also motivate you to complete your tasks. You, however, need the discipline to make this strategy work. Positive and negative incentives only work if you are tough and honest with yourself. Positive thinking leads to increase in productivity.
6. Replace negative thoughts
Sometimes, the laziness is just in your head. Do not try and convince yourself it cannot be done. Replace your negative self-talk with positive self-talk. Stop thinking about how the task at hand is so huge and start thinking how you can do it.
Everybody will feel unmotivated and lazy at one point. Following those simple ideas can make you get motivated again very fast, and you will be completing your tasks in no time. If you are feeling unmotivated very often, find out what is the cause and address it. You can involve your supervisor if the issue requires their attention. He/she will be impressed that you are taking the initiative to improve productivity.