If you could please keep this letter anonymous I’d be very grateful, thank you.
I have a problem with my motivation at work and I don’t know how to overcome that. I do actually really like my job and have no desire to change what it is that I do and I know that once I am able to snap out of this down spell I’ll be grateful that I didn’t jump ship in search of a new challenge because this is where I need and want to be.
However I am so sluggish at the moment when it comes to my work. I have no inspiration, no get-up-and-go, no new ideas, nothing of value to contribute…
This really isn’t like me, so I’m amiss regarding the reason for this slump. Do you have any ideas for how I can kick-start my motivation again so I can be back at my best in the job that I love?
We have all had those times at work when you feel inactive and stuck in a rut and there can be various reasons why you feel this way.
Reflect on what you like about your job and why it has been a good career move. Think about all the things that have driven your enthusiasm at work in the past and if these things are still prevalent. Then consider your own successes at work and take inspiration from your own achievements.
Being busy at work is far more rewarding, however after a week of working on challenging projects, it can leave you mentally exhausted. If you don’t give yourself sufficient rest or spend your free time in a fulfilling, enjoyable manner, your head back into Monday with no mojo at all. To overcome this, give yourself something to look forward to at the weekend like a spa or health day with friends or your partner. Do you have a hobby that you have not managed to give your attention to lately? Try to avoid staying at home and watching films and generally being a couch potato as trying to motivate yourself for work might prove harder after this. If you have enjoyed your free time, you will have a more positive mental attitude when going to work.
During your working day, take your entitled breaks and make sure that you get away from your desk at these times. I advise that when you finish your working day, leave your work at the office. Focus on making sure you are as busy with your life outside of the office as you are in work, and remember to separate the two.
I hope that some of my suggestions will help you get back into the swing of things and you refind your ‘get-up-and-go’.