Can’t reach your goals? Do you have a file to submit and do not have the necessary motivation? Your performance is questioned by your superiors, justified or not? do you want working more efficiently? It happens, even to the best.
Here are 10 tips to get you back in the saddle: regain your motivation, your energy and your efficiency at work!
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Sleep affects a person’s concentration, performance and mood. If staying wide awake is obviously essential to be effective, sleeping well is the key to making the most of your abilities.
If you have trouble sleeping, difficulty sleeping well, question your bedtime habits. For real change, you have to succeed in modifying the little things that hinder your rest.
Do not hesitate to review your bedtime and wake up times, to set an early alarm clock or to refuse an evening.
You can also read a chapter of a book, drink a relaxing herbal tea, meditate, read a story to your children… Set up new reflexes and observe their effect on your sleep.
Stress hampers intellectual and physical abilities. It induces fatigue, an anxious state and dependence on certain addictions (tobacco, coffee, etc.).
To work effectively, you have to move beyond your worries and concerns to focus on the present moment.
To combat stress, you can:
- breathe well;
- laugh often;
- get organized;
- engage in physical activity.
Take regular breaks
After a few hours of work, the brain reaches saturation. He needs to totally unhook. For this, it becomes necessary to leave your workstation for 10 minutes every 2 hours or 5 minutes every hour.
Generally, if it is not generally the ideas that we lack to occupy our breaks, here are some ideas:
- Breathe, stretch, walk.
- Read a magazine, a chapter of a novel.
Good to know: your manager will realize that you are more efficient this way! Don’t be afraid to discuss it with him.
Set a goal to achieve
Working without knowing why does not help to be effective. The meaning we give to our professional life is absolutely decisive in our motivation and our ability to get down to work.
If this slack is temporary, then set yourself clearly defined goals and write them down in black and white.
If the common project of your company does not resonate with you, you will have to think about the best way to galvanize yourself, at least the time to think about a more general objective: what is your personal project that requires this professional investment? Would you like to buy a larger home? Going on a long trip? Offer a gift?
Maybe it’s time for you to build something with your own hands? Often, the lack of motivation is also a passivity that has gradually set in. Become active again, become an actor in your daily life!
Vary the pleasures
When routine sets in, boredom awaits. If your job allows you to have several varied tasks to perform in the order of your choice, make a smart schedule!
Place strenuous activities in the morning.
Options for a simpler activity in the early afternoon, when your attention slackens somewhat during digestion.
Reward yourself for your hard work with your favorite late afternoon task.
Don’t be afraid to question yourself. On a white sheet, write for each of your attributions:
- the problems you have encountered;
- the mistakes you made;
- the good deeds you have done.
- Then think about how to further improve your process.
This type of self-assessment is often very popular with employers, because it shows how much you want to improve your performance and know how to criticize yourself in a pragmatic way.