It may be no different from any other day of the work week, yet your motivation is lower than usual. There could be many reasons for it. Maybe you're burned out after a hectic schedule the previous day or maybe you're in need of an overdue vacation. No matter what the cause is, you still have to power through the rest of the day and get your work done. So how do you muster up that elusive motivation to get through? Here are three things to do that can help.
It may not get to the root of the problem, but eating a healthy snack can help you to re-energize and fuel your body. Your physical health is an essential factor to boost your cognitive abilities and mind. It is especially important to eat something if you happened to miss breakfast or lunch. Additionally, for some just having a good snack can also brighten your mood.
Taking short breaks between your work can help you to disengage, recharge and then refocus. It will also allow you to save energy during your low moments and use it when you're most productive. You can also choose to finish a small task on the side for a change of pace before returning to the project you've been working on. This will allow you to use your time wisely and efficiently.
Your everyday work station may become especially tedious on a long day. Physically stepping away from your work and station during a break can help your mind and body to refresh. If you work in an area without natural light and have the option to step outside, do it and take a walk. This can get your body moving and also provide some variation and a different outlook.
What are other ways you find motivation at work?