Taming inspiration: How to stay motivated at work

Bad news: Motivation doesn’t grow on trees. Good – you are quite capable of conquering her!

Here are some ways to stay motivated and achieve your goals:

  • Decorate your workplace

Surrounding yourself with items that make you happy is one of the main sources of inspiration. Funny photos of friends, family, loved ones, or pets – why not?

You must be allowed to respect your privacy, especially if you are working in an open space. Make sure that your chair does not squeak, that an uncomfortable keyboard does not bring your hands together, and that neighbors do not interfere with your full-fledged work.

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  • Think Health

You won’t believe how much our well-being and efficiency at work can depend on what we eat and drink. Stamina, concentration, energy – all of this can be easily influenced.

For example, heavy amounts of refined fats and heavy carbohydrates are quickly depleting you barely have enough energy to send an email.

Try to include in your diet water (at least 1.5 liters per day), vegetables, fish, dried fruits, dark chocolate, and nuts, and your energy will not go anywhere throughout the day. If you are a caffeine villain, make sure that your daily intake does not exceed two strong cups – if you wish, you can easily replace the third with herbal tea.

  • List Career Goals

Nothing is more motivating than having a clear, structured plan. Work through all the options and track the completion of certain tasks.

  • Focus on the positive

Any work does not exclude difficulties. It’s easy to get bogged down in endless disappointments, failed projects, and failed ideas. Don’t think about them, take each failure as a step to success and focus on the ultimate goal.

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  • Stop Complaining

One of the first reasons it’s difficult to stay happy at work is the constant complaints and frustrations. If you add to them gossip, rumors, and intrigues of colleagues, you will agree that there is no talk of inspiration in the workplace. Avoid people who spoil your mood with their frustration and annoyance.

  • Reward yourself

If you show your success at work if you’ve just finished a challenging project or have successfully experienced a stressful situation, why not allow yourself to relax?

And most importantly, remember what Tchaikovsky said: “Inspiration is such a guest who does not like to visit the lazy.”

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