Motivation is the key that pushes you into taking action and keeps you moving each day. However, due to work-from-home stress, many working professionals are less motivated and tend to procrastinate. This affects overall work productivity. Deekshaa Athwani, clinical psychologist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund tells you how to overcome loss of motivation.
Key to regain control and stay motivated
There’s a reason and a driving force for whatever people do. Lack of motivation sets in when one loses their focus or drive due to different factors. Staying motivated is an art that needs to be honed over a period of time. Here are a few tips that can help.
No drive? Overcome loss of motivation with these tips
If you are experiencing a lack of motivation to complete tasks assigned or to get started on a project, the best way to regain focus is to examine your reasons for losing sight of your target.
- Find your purpose
List reasons why you want to do the task. The reason you do something acts as a driving force behind everything you do.
- Envision the outcome
Vividly visualise the success you might get after accomplishing the task at hand. Feel the regret, if you don’t. Visualisation acts as a powerful tool, to motivate us to achieve a task.
- Surround yourself with people who love and support you
Research indicates that praise and appreciation from loved ones or people around you increases the motivation to do better at a task. Surround yourself with people, who encourage and support you. Being around people who talk about their growth and learning also helps to overcome lack of motivation, and boosts energy levels.
- Break down complex task into small achievable goals
You may dream of big goals to inspire yourself. However, start with small goals to build the momentum to get in the habit of taking action.
- Take breaks
Make sure to get enough rest and take timely breaks when required. Avoid overworking yourself to the level of burnout.
- Reward yourself
Reward yourself for all the goals that you have achieved. A pat on your shoulder for doing great will help you stay motivated all the way.