Jacob Maslow
Jacob Maslow
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Five Ways to Motivate Yourself At Work

Sometimes, work can get a little mundane after you get used to doing the same thing every day. Unfortunately, you can also get burned out by the hustle and bustle of a busy job and react to it by becoming demotivated. The following are some tips that can help you refresh your mind and motivate yourself so that you can be the vibrant and dedicated worker you’ve always been:

Take a Staycation

You can take advantage of any personal or vacation time you have by taking a few days off for a staycation. A staycation is a vacation you can spend right inside your home. Sometimes, all you need is a little bit of time in a different environment to recharge. You can do that by staying in your home and curling up with some good books, video games, or your favorite brand of ice cream. Ensure that you turn off your mobile phone and disconnect your internet connections for more of a break from everything.

Start a New Exercise Routine

Exercise can be an exhilarating experience for you if you’re not used to doing it. It can release the tension you feel by creating biological changes that occur when you’re active. For example, your brain will release endorphins and serotonin, and those elements will make you feel great about every aspect of your life. Try visiting the gym three times a week for at least 30 minutes each time. There are also a lot of exercises you can do at home for the days that you cannot make it to the gym. You won’t just feel great at work, but you’ll also improve your muscle tone and overall stamina.

Change up Your Style

You might need to change your style a little bit to feel like a new person when you work. Getting a contemporary hairstyle might be just what you need to perk up your mood. You can also take yourself shopping for a gorgeous new wardrobe. Additionally, you can pamper yourself a little bit by investing in a manicure and getting your eyebrows done. All of these little personal treats will help you feel better about yourself, which will improve your work performance immensely. Try it and see if it helps.

Ask for a Change

Your lack of motivation might have to do with the repetitiveness of the position. You can resolve that by requesting that your employer give you a change at work. Maybe you can transfer to another department and try some new job tasks. That might put a spark back into your work game. Alternatively, you could consider transferring to an entirely new location. A job transfer could make you feel like you’re starting your life all over again. Such fresh starts are sometimes necessary after spending a long time at the same job.

Incorporate Stress Toys and Breathing Exercises

Stress toys are available at a variety of stores and online locations. You can take them to work with you and use them when you feel overwhelmed. They can also light your fire if you feel demotivated. A variety of stress toys exist. The most popular one is the stress ball. You use it by squeezing it whenever you need to, and it touches the calming nerves in your hands. Manufacturers also sell fidget toys you can play with in your office discreetly.

Another thing you can do is partake in breathing exercises. Breathing exercises will calm your entire body and give you the breath of life you need between job tasks. Try it whenever you start to feel overloaded.

Start Your Motivation Process Now

Try some of the above-mentioned tips to put a little spark back into your work life. You’ll increase your productivity and your self-confidence by doing so.

About the Author
 Jacob Maslow is passionate about writing and has started numerous blogs and news sites. Jacob is originally from Brooklyn. He packed up his five children and made Aliyah in 2014. Jacob's experience and varied interests lend themselves to a diverse palette of topics ranging from technology, marketing, politics, social media, ethics, current affairs, family matters and more. In his spare time, Jacob enjoys being an active member of social media including groups on Facebook and taking in the latest movies. 
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