How to Find Your Daily Dose Of Motivation to Get Up and Go to Work
No matter how much you love your job, there will always be moments where getting up and motivating yourself to go to work becomes such a drag. You simply don’t have the energy. You might start to think of excuses you can give your boss so that you can call in sick. But before you make some well-stitched story, you might want to rethink your decision. When you are just experiencing some normal ebb in your energy to go to work and not some other serious issues (depression, abhorring your job, or addiction), here are some simple ways to motivate yourself.
-Listen to your favorite perk-up playlist. Make a playlist of songs that can perk you up for the day. Listen to it while preparing to go to work (taking a bath, making and having your breakfast, even traveling to work). Be deliberate in inspiring yourself. Concentrating on some feel-good music can go a long way to inclining your body to do the things you don’t want to do.
-Reward yourself. Schedule some activity after work that will make you happy. Treat yourself to your favorite coffee or tea, buy that book from your favorite author, or watch a movie. Plan some get-together with your friends after the day’s work. Have something to look forward to making yourself keep going.
-Take baby steps. One step at a time can sometimes be the only step for you. Get out of bed, take a shower, get dressed, prepare things you need for work, have some breakfast, make your way out the door, you get the drill. Sometimes, once you start moving, you might find your momentum to continue doing even something as dreadful as going to work.
-Finish your housework at night. It may sound trivial but let’s face it, even on days where you wake up so motivated to start your day right, seeing the clutter in the house or your kitchen full of dirty dishes can be a big letdown. Get them done at night. So you can wake up motivated and oh so ready to go.
-Write a to-do list. It may not be for everybody, but planning the things you need to accomplish, may it be personal or work-related, can help you get through the day. Draw a line over the completed tasks. Seeing the things you have accomplished, even when you don’t feel like it, may just be the motivation you need to finish your work day.
-Do easy tasks. You don’t need to do the big and important tasks every day. Some days require autopilot. Depending on your job, you might just schedule the day as a filing day, or make a supply run, or complete some mindless paperwork. Keep in mind that anything you do at work, no matter how small, is a tad better than what you would’ve done if you called in sick.
You may bear in mind, even in days where inspiration seems like a dangling carrot just out of reach, in reality, it will always be within your grasp. And if all things fail, you can always fake it until you make it.