It’s easy to write down a list of tasks, but following through takes effort. Increasing motivation in the workplace starts with building foundational habits outside the office. Taking care of your company begins with small steps towards self-care and wellbeing. Establishing health beyond the daily 9-5 schedule keeps your energy and dedication high during work hours. Here are five ways to increase your wellness to produce quality work.
1) Get Some Fresh Air
It’s simple, but it works. Oxygen fuels our cells, which increases energy levels. More energy leads to a more productive workday. Higher oxygen levels are linked to greater cognitive performance, efficacy, memory, and brain function. Not only will you get more done, but the work you put in will be more quality. Take the time to get outside once a day, get some exercise, go for a walk, or simply walk outside and take some deep breaths. When you get back to work, you’ll feel more motivated, energized, and ready to tackle the most difficult tasks of the day.
2) Explore Confidence Building Activities
Find a hobby you love and get good at it! Building confidence in your abilities in one area of your life seeps into all areas of your life. Creativity is contagious. Whether it’s cooking, yoga, gardening, or writing, pursue a side skill. Once you believe in your capabilities in small ways, you’ll see opportunities open up in your business. Once you get excited about an activity, you’ll start to get more excited to complete it. Self-esteem, which is linked to higher motivation levels, is constructed through these small activities. Learning patience and trust builds confidence in yourself and your pursuits, therefore making you more persistent in your endeavors. This is necessary for any entrepreneur that needs to stay on track even when the final result is not clear. This is where confidence in the bigger picture of your daily grind plays a crucial role in maintaining motivation.
3) Mindfulness Practice and Gratitude
Maintaining gratitude for your work and how far you’ve come is key in mental motivation. If you are happy with where you are at in your business, even if it is not perfect, you will feel like it is worthwhile to keep going. When you’re struggling to stay on track look for the small things that are going right. Be grateful for the small accomplishments. You’re doing amazing things and should take the time to appreciate your efforts that have come together in the present moment. Once you recognize all you have, you’ll be motivated to keep working even on the toughest days. Challenge yourself to find gratitude for what you’re excelling in rather than drowning your shortcomings. Doing this will keep your hopes high, helping you maintain a strong work ethic.
4) Practicing Financial Wellness
Every entrepreneur knows that money is essential in business building. Delegating financial assets towards your goals is essential. A lack of funds limits your choices and possibilities. Pressure in finances also leads to higher stress levels, which harms productivity. The easiest way to ensure that you have enough in the bank is to create a strict budget that allows for fun without overdoing yourself. Make sure that you have more than enough in case of emergency and allow yourself room for financial growth if needed. Starting by crowdfunding for your business can be a great opportunity to increase financial capacity, which will help you stay on track with your goals.
5) Establish a Morning Routine
Taking the time to set your intention for the day, scheduled for the things that make you happy, and grounding yourself creates the roadmap to a successful day. Some of the greatest minds attribute their morning routines to their success in life. Running your day so it doesn’t run you is an important part of increasing motivation in the workplace. Make your work part of your day, but not all of your day. Allowing yourself the time to reflect, exercise, schedule, and get into the right mindset will do wonders for your productivity. You’ll feel more empowered and in control of your life. Setting aside a few hours to do healthy things for yourself will allow you to put your full effort into your daily tasks.
Motivation in the workplace is sustained through these small habits. Keeping up with your emotional, physical, mental, and financial wellbeing is just as important in a business as the actual work.
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This article originally published on GREY Journal.