Does the work you do make you feel burdened? Do you lose focus easily? Is it becoming hard for you to manage work? Do all these things increase your stress levels?
Here are a few powerful ideas that might help you in boosting your energy, taming your stress levels, getting things done right and going all through the day with a smile on your face. Take a look at these pointers
Track And Appreciate Every Small Progress You Make
Why do small progress matter you might wonder? But they do matter because as long as you acknowledge and appreciate the hard work you are putting in, you will become more productive. The progress that you make will bring a sense of job satisfaction.
Try and accomplish as many things as possible and learn to appreciate yourself for the accomplishments you made. Make a note of these accomplishments and you’ll find how happy these make you. To add more happiness to your work life consider adding mini celebrations to your routine as well. Don’t just move on to the next task as soon as you finish the first one. You don’t need to go all out of your way with the celebration but just treating yourself to a piece of cake or confectionery works fine. Just take a quick moment to appreciate yourself.
Find Meaning For Each Task You Do
You have to find the purpose and meaning for the tasks and work you do. Don’t just work as if you are in an autopilot mode. If you attach a purpose and meaning to the work you do then it will add happiness to your life. It will be something that will help you build a better career. The bottom line with this is that when you know what you are working for then it makes the task a lot easier and enjoyable.
You should know why you are choosing to do a task. You might just be doing it because the end of the month you might get your paycheck to feed your family and to keep on earning but it might also be something that might motivate you to do it by putting in your best. You might never know but these small tasks may help you in accomplishing your bigger goals.
Know What Triggers Your Motivation
It is common that you might lose focus once in a while and might not be interested in doing work. At such times you need to know what cheers you up. For me, the motivation trigger has always been music. Same way there might be something that pumps up energy into you. It might be as minute as just taking deep breaths but if that works for you then that is your motivation trigger. It can help you in making a better choice and stay determined. Anything that helps you work efficiently is important for you.
Don’t Hesitate To Ask For Help When You Need It
Try asking for help when you need it. it is not a weakness to lean on others when you need. There are people out there who wouldn’t mind helping you. Some people just love to help and they will even boost your self-confidence. You might have all the skills but somewhere it can become overwhelming and tiring to deal by yourself. At such times you can seek insight and support from others.
Especially if you are a Type A personality, this is for you. You may be good at many things but you will need the help of others and there is nothing wrong in asking it from others.
Dedicate Time For Playful Exploration
You know what is the easy thing to do? It is to settle down once you have received what you want. We get so comfortable in our position that we forget to stretch and expand our levels of creativity. You should always keep the idea of playful exploration in mind. Explore things and implement them. Life gets pretty boring if you do not try to explore things and stretch yourself. Keep things fresh in life, stay young and try new things. These may help you in your primary work or may not. Make sure you make time for the playful explorations in life and don’t stick to comfort zone.
Smile Your Way Out Of Everything
You might feel low many times and that might affect your work as well. You need something that can boost your mood. Do not seek for it anywhere else. Just smile and engage in conversations with colleagues, peers, boss etc. Connections are important and these can be natural boosters for your work and make it easier to tackle problems.
Connections can be a big part of what you do and why you do it. If you work through your job with a smile and connections then work will be so much better and easier.
Recharge Breaks Are Mandatory
You do not have an endless supply of energy and you need a break. Even machines that run on batteries need charging up then you are a human, after all, you need a break too.
Most people hit the peak after two or three hours of work. After which their energy plummets and they find it hard to work. Mostly this happens when afternoon comes and people either want caffeine or tea or any sugary boost. And you know that it is certainly not healthy. Avoid unhealthy snacks. Plan and schedule your recharge breaks when your energy level drops. Try munching on healthy snack bars or fruit snacks which can give you freshness and much-needed energy. Take time to get fresh air for at least 10 minutes before you get back to work. Remember recharge breaks are mandatory for every day.
For Efficiency Get Into The Zone
Getting in the zone is an important thing if you want to get the work done. The important habit of the effective workers is blocking time to get into the zone. Getting into the zone means doing the work with utmost concentration which means you’ll get the work done early and it will leave time for you to relax and allow you some personal time.
Getting into zone means not allowing the distractions to get to you and doing the right things when you are in the zone. So what helps you to get into the zone? The answer is motivation triggers. These can help you in getting into the zone and getting your work done in much early.
Learning To Say ‘No’ To The Tasks That Don’t Excite You
You just can’t blurt out ‘no’ to something that doesn’t interest you and is not the best thing for you because voicing out ‘no’ is kind of hard. But if you learn to say ‘no’ in a smooth way then you will be a step closer towards the work you love. If a project is offered to you and if you find it not fitting to your skills then you have to voice it out. The key here is to voice your ‘no’ in such a way that the other person doesn’t feel rejected. Be a good negotiator and make the person realize if any changes can change your answer. Negotiations help in creating win-win situations.
You don’t have to do all of these at once. Start with one step at once and you’ll see the results. If you found any of these helpful then let us know in the comments section below.
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