STAY MO­TI­VATED AT WORK THIS YEAR

IF YOU ARE STRUG­GLING TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR EN­ERGY AND COM­MIT­MENT ARE KEEP­ING UP WITH YOUR JOB RE­QUIRE­MENTS, THEN YOU NEED TO READ THE FOL­LOW­ING EIGHT WAYS TO HELP YOU MAIN­TAIN YOUR MO­TI­VA­TION IN 2017.

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If you are strug­gling to make sure that your en­ergy and com­mit­ment are keep­ing up with your job re­quire­ments, then you need to read the fol­low­ing eight ways to help you main­tain your mo­ti­va­tion in 2017.

As the days, weeks and months quickly pass by at work, it is easy to feel a bit drained at the start of an­other year. Even those who are highly driven and mo­ti­vated may go through phases of en­ergy slumps. Keep­ing in mind that suc­cess is the re­sult of hard work and re­silience rather than tak­ing short­cuts, in­vest­ing more ef­fort is al­ways a key re­quire­ment at work.

RE­VISIT YOUR CA­REER GOALS

To be able to keep your mo­ti­va­tion level up and con­stant, you need to al­ways have a clear idea of what you're do­ing and why you're do­ing it. Hav­ing an un­der­stand­ing of what your ul­ti­mate goals are will trans­form your tasks into a se­ries of steps to­wards the de­sir­able out­come. Ac­cord­ing to the Bayt. com In­fo­graphic: Se­crets of Ca­reer Suc­cess in the Mid­dle East, 34.4% of pro­fes­sion­als have the vi­sion of be­ing an in­no­va­tor at work. Such vi­sions are a recipe for mo­ti­va­tion.

MAIN­TAIN A HEALTHY LIFE­STYLE

Mo­ti­va­tion doesn't start at the of­fice; it is a life­style and it be­gins in your own house­hold. Fin­ish­ing a quick work­out be­fore you en­ter the of­fice, or eat­ing an en­ergy-boost­ing and healthy meal will put your foot on the right track and give you the nec­es­sary en­ergy to ac­com­plish more. Mo­ti­va­tion is con­ta­gious and is much eas­ier

to main­tain at work if you also em­body it through­out your day.

CRE­ATE DAILY VA­RI­ETY

Cer­tain projects or tasks can be repet­i­tive and te­dious. Try to struc­ture your work sched­ule in a cre­ative man­ner that en­sures va­ri­ety. Switch around be­tween tasks that use a num­ber of dif­fer­ent skills so that you don't lose your fo­cus or your in­ter­est. FIND IN­SPI­RA­TION IN MU­SIC AND VIDEOS Some peo­ple are able to fo­cus more on their work if they listen to mu­sic at the same time. A few mo­ments of in­spi­ra­tional videos, such as the thought lead­er­ship se­ries from Bayt.com, can build up your per­sonal and psy­cho­log­i­cal wealth and give you a daily in­take of pos­i­tive en­ergy.

SEEK FEED­BACK

Feed­back is a mo­ti­vat­ing force be­cause it en­cour­ages oth­ers to ob­serve your work and rec­og­nize it. Feed­back is also a con­struc­tive tool to im­prove your work and make the end goal clearer and more ac­ces­si­ble. Feed­back, even if not pos­i­tive and cel­e­bra­tory, will add to your knowl­edge and skills. If you are not re­ceiv­ing suf­fi­cient feed­back, Bayt.com of­fers you an op­tion to con­duct self-as­sess­ment and dis­cover more about your­self.

EM­BRACE DISCOMFORT AND CHANGE

If your work is com­fort­able, that is fine. But you should know that com­fort is of­ten a killer of mo­ti­va­tion. Some­times push­ing your­self out­side your com­fort zone can be in­spir­ing. Think of it as a men­tal ex­er­cise that will make your out­come even bet­ter and your per­sonal gain even richer. You can ask for new types of projects that you haven't worked on ex­ten­sively be­fore. You can also take up some on­line cour­ses and train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties such as the ones of­fered by Bayt.com.

RE­WARD YOUR­SELF

Some­times you'll have to trick your­self into do­ing more work – es­pe­cially if you find it re­ally tire­some or te­dious. Set your­self re­wards: an ac­tion, ac­tiv­ity or ob­ject that you'll gain de­pend­ing on the out­come of your work. Re­wards can be a week­end trip, a fancy meal, or what­ever sat­is­fies your palate.

SLEEP

Make sure your body re­ceives the rest it needs to be able to re­gen­er­ate the next day. Do not ex­haust your­self or work at the cost of your own health, es­pe­cially if it's not an ur­gent mat­ter. Sleep­ing well and tak­ing care of your health in gen­eral can func­tion as an anti-de­pres­sant and a key to main­tain­ing the en­ergy for achiev­ing suc­cess.

In the end, all of these sug­gested ex­er­cises tap into dif­fer­ent fac­tors of mo­ti­va­tion. What mo­ti­vates some­one might not do any­thing for some­one else. Keep in mind that the tools are var­ied and avail­able for you to use. Start the year with a list of goals and re­wards, try out the afore­men­tioned tech­niques and find the equi­lib­rium that suits you best

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