Work getting you down? We’ve all been there, and it’s only human to be disheartened and demotivated with work-life every once in a while. While building a career is extremely important, so is prioritising mental health as it can directly influence how we analyse and perform.
And nowadays, when our career is always at the top of our concerns, paying attention to our mental health is integral to keep up our productivity in the office. Furthermore, mental health plays a huge role in our ability to organise and pursue personal accomplishments through a stressful week of work.
If you’ve been feeling out of sync with your work lately, there’s nothing to feel ashamed about! Keeping up with everyday work (on top of personal obligations) can be stressful, and it's quite normal to be grumpy about it. As long as you’re able to get your groove back, a short period of work-life blues is normal. To help you with the process, here are some essential tips to help you motivate yourself to resume working.
Workloads can often be daunting, and without proper organisation, they can add to your plight. Proper management can help you free up time to commit to your work, and also accomplish your tasks with precision. To make your workload more manageable, you can start by creating a routine for your day that allows you to designate sufficient time required to get each task done, without compromising on taking some time to breathe.
You can squeeze in a short breather in between work to relieve some stress from grinding for long hours. Not only does it allow you a change of pace, but it also lends you a fresher perspective before resuming work. From getting a refreshing drink to having a quick chat with your colleagues, this short break can be utilised for indulging in anything but work!
Some tasks can be too overwhelming to start with. However, breaking your task into smaller steps can be helpful in maintaining stability, and getting your work done on time. This method also lets you approach the task through smaller, attainable goals which can be easily accomplished. Not only does this boost your confidence, but it also reduces the chances of making any critical error. Don’t forget to celebrate each time you complete a mini task!
Stressful work-life can tire you out quickly. Therefore, to be able to work optimally, you must first take care of yourself. This includes good eating habits, proper hydration, and sufficient rest. When it comes to your eating habits, you must have a well-balanced diet consisting of adequate protein and green, leafy vegetables. It’s also beneficial to cut down on your intake of caffeine and complex sugars, such as those contained in soda and candies.
Like food, sufficient rest also plays an effective role in keeping your body and mind in sound condition. As an adult, an individual requires 7-9 hours of sleep to be able to function. Other than looking after your body, you should also pay attention to yourself by taking care of your mind, by listening to relaxing music or doing a quick meditation session.
With a hectic schedule and everyday stress, it’s often easy to lose track of your accomplishments. To be able to remotivate yourself, it’s important to take into consideration your personal progress and see how far you’ve come. Being able to go through your accomplishments gives you a sense of relief and helps you come out of a slump.
Working through the week without taking care of yourself too, can often prove difficult and morose. As the days go by, keeping up your productivity can prove to be challenging. However, these motivational quotes might just be the thing you need to survive the blues of ticking off that to-do list.
After a short weekend, returning to work on a Monday can be pretty rough. But it’s also important to start off your week on a good, productive note. With these uplifting quotes from the best thinkers, here’s to wishing you a delightful day:
Moving on to Tuesday, it’s important to keep up the good work and the momentum going. Though it can be easier said than done, with these motivational quotes on hand, you can prepare for anything that comes your way:
With Wednesday setting in, you’re already halfway to the weekend, look at you go! You would want to keep up that streak of productivity with these inspiring quotes:
Trivia time: Did you know that Wednesday, being the middle of the work week, came to be known as 'hump day'? It signifies that it's the final "hump" to be cleared in order to coast into the weekend!
Just a bit more, and you’ll be through with another week of work. With your unyielding focus and efforts, getting all your work done should be a piece of cake on Thursday. Here are a few encouraging quotes to reflect your unabated energy:
As Friday rolls in, you’re almost done with another busy week of work and accomplishing personal goals. Having passed successfully, let these heartening quotes accompany you through the last working day:
And that’s how you survive another week, getting closer to your goals with each step. And now that the weekend is here, you can relax and reflect on how far you’ve progressed with these quotes:
Work is important, but so are you! And it’s okay to not have to be tough all the time. With these motivational quotes, give yourself that much-needed boost of self-confidence to get through a stressful week.
Just think of it this way, every grey cloud has a silver lining and everything passes. This shall also pass and bring forth a time that will be for unwinding and relaxing. So, buckle up and prepare for another productive week ahead!