5 Ways To Get Your Mojo Back On Bad Work Days

Published: April 3, 2012
By: Faye Hollands

Everyone’s experienced ‘one of those days’ where you’ve lost your motivation to work,  feel less capable of doing a good job and your productivity’s at an all-time low.  But what can you do if every day feels like that?  Here are 5 quick tips to help you get your mojo back asap…

Quick Motivation Boosters

Having a permanent bad day at work is normally a sign that something more drastic needs to be done like changing jobs or career, but if you’re in need of a quick pick-me-up these ideas will help make the week more bearable: –

#1:  Mix It Up

Routine can be a killer at times, and if you’ve lost your mojo the sheer thought of doing the same work, on the same day, over and over again might be enough to tip you over the edge.  So try to mix your routine up as much as possible.

If you can, run that report on a different day, or see your clients at a different time during the week.  Change when you do your routine tasks so that your day feels a little different, and do whatever you can to add some variety to your usual schedule.  As they say, a change is as good as a break (sometimes!).

#2:  Get Away

If a change to your routine doesn’t do the trick, book yourself a weekend away or that well-earned holiday you’ve been dreaming of!  Escape normality and enjoy some downtime  – it might be just what you need to come back to work refreshed, with a new perspective.  And we all know having a break to look forward to can make everything seen a little rosier!

#3:  Treat Yourself

Regardless of what performance incentives you have at work, set yourself personal goals that you actually want to achieve with a treat at the end to celebrate your success.  So for example, you might decide that when you finish a particular project you’ll treat yourself to a nice dinner or book tickets to an event you’ve been dying to see.  Either way, set yourself a personal incentive to get the job done rather than relying on your KPI’s which you might find quite uninspiring!

#4:  Talk To The Boss

A quick chat to your boss can sometimes be all it takes to make your situation more enjoyable.  If you’d like to get involved in a new project, want to take on new responsibilities, or if something’s bugging you that you can’t deal with yourself have the courage to talk about it – you’ve got nothing to lose but potentially a lot to gain.  Just make sure you don’t turn this opportunity into a whinge-fest – go armed with ideas on how you could improve your situation and ask for what you want – don’t expect your boss to have all the solutions.

#5:  Get Balanced

If you’ve lost all perspective on what goes on outside of work, it’s time to readdress the balance so that you feel more energised when you’re in the office.  Schedule time in your diary to exercise, block out time to see your family and friends, and make time to do the things you enjoy outside of work.

We all have bad days at work, but it’s the choices you make on how you spend your time that can make the big difference so take a moment now work out how you can put these 5 tips in place and start getting your mojo back asap!

Faye Hollands

About Faye Hollands

Faye is an accomplished Career Coach, Small Business Coach and Productivity Specialist who has successfully coached countless clients on how to create a career they love, get more done in less time, and achieve personal and professional success. To receive weekly articles to improve your career, business and time management skills click here or book your Free Focus Session here.

You can contact Faye on +61 2 8323 4335 or email fayehollands@outshineconsulting.com

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