Everyone wants to always be their best selves at work, but having a lot of work at times can cause a lot of stress to employees. Stress is inevitable in any industry, and is clearly very challenging to handle. It can take a toll on an employee physically and most often, mentally. Sometimes if employees cannot handle it any longer, they lose the motivation to work and end up submitting mediocre results or sometimes just quit the job.
So, here are some ways to stay motivated at work despite stress.
Source: Wealthy Gorilla
Don’t Lose Sight of the Big Picture
Sometimes when you’re focusing on your daily routine tasks, you lose sight of your main goal. Whatever your big goal may be, don’t let your grunt work get in the way of achieving that goal! Write it down on a sticky note and plaster it on your computer, planner, or bedroom just to remind you everyday. This can help you revert your attention and see what is really important.
Surround Yourself With Positivity
Surround yourself with people who are positive and have your best interests at heart. You need all the support you can get, so stay away from groups of people who might add to your demotivation. Remember you want to be lifted up, not dragged down even lower.
If it’s about a problem with your task, ask for advice from your boss or a colleague whose opinion you trust. For those of you who are used to working independently, it’s important to understand that no man is an island. You might be surprised that they can actually have the best solution to your problem! Which takes us to the next piece of advice.
Ask for help
You’ve done all you can, but nothing seems to be working. You feel that you might be able to solve the problem, but you are too stressed right now to have sound judgement. When this happens always remember that you are not alone. When you are stuck with a problem, more often than not, someone in the company you are working at has experienced it already. If not, you can always count on people who has more experience or who has better judgement and can help you find an acceptable solution to your problem.
Listen to their suggestions and ask a lot of questions as well. Talk to your mentors, or anyone who can not only help you with your problem, but can also help you get back on track.
I hope these simple strategies help. Stay motivated!