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Lacking Motivation At Work? Here’s How To Help

Monday, January 17th, 2022
Motivation at work

When you are motivated at work, you feel energized and eager to tick stuff off your to-do list. It’s possible that you’ll have days when you’re not as motivated as usual and find it tough to keep on track. On days like this, you should strive to figure out why you’re feeling down and re-energize your motivation. We’ll look at why you could be unmotivated to work and how to overcome them in this article.

Causes of your lack of motivation at work

There can be multiple reasons as to why you are feeling unmotivated at work. Maybe your work is extremely tedious and takes up a lot of your time, or maybe you’re working on a project that has a close deadline. Either way, it’s important to understand what’s causing this lack of motivation so you can improve your work life. 

You’ll need to improve your work-life balance. 

You may experience job burnout if you devote more time to work than to your personal life. Setting reasonable boundaries between the two may help you feel more focused and motivated at work. It may be beneficial to turn off work notifications as soon as you finish the day. In some cases, your work may actually follow you home. When you work in the social media world as we do, it can sometimes be hard to turn it off. When a situation comes up, determine if it needs to be handled right away or if it can wait until the next morning. When situations arise for our employees, it’s important for them to understand what needs to be handled quickly or would be able to wait until the next morning.  

You’re having difficulty getting started. 

It is easier to be intimidated by the prospect of beginning a task than it is to complete it. In situations like this one, we find ourselves having brainstorming sessions with each other. Our team is full of creatives and listening to each other’s ideas helps us come up with a game plan and how to start our own projects. 

You have a busy schedule for a variety of reasons.

When your to-do list is overflowing, it can be difficult to get everything done. Rather than taking any work that comes your way, it’s critical to create a plan for prioritizing your tasks. We like to prioritize our tasks by determining deadlines and which projects need to be completed the quickest. 

How to stay motivated at work

Follow these steps to boost your workplace motivation

  • Create a reward system
  • Create a healthy morning habit that you enjoy
  • Take regular, short breaks
  • Make sure you set aside enough time for yourself
  • Look for external sources of motivation
  • Set goals for your job
  • Inquire about the feedback

UCI Digital

At UCI Digital, we find all sorts of ways for us to stay motivated at work. We love what we do and we love our clients even more. See what our work is all about here or contact us if you’d like to work with us. We can’t wait to hear from you!