Staying Motivated in 2017
For many of us, the end of the year contains a lot of difficult work projects, smaller staffs, stress and just a lot of overall noise to deal with. Has it broken your motivation at all? Even if it has just a touch, there are always ways to reconnect with your inner self and drive towards bigger and better things in 2017. Remember, you’re in the driver’s seat when it comes to building a successful career.
There is no better time of year to set goals than in January. What do you want to achieve this year as a person, and where do you see yourself come December? Once these goals are established, you can start developing your days to best meet them. Nothing of value comes overnight; it’s the day-to-day effort and focus that gets the most successful people to the promised land. A proper goal is not set too high nor too low, but is something that will push you in your work environment. If you are struggling to find your proper goal, I recommend brainstorming a list of everything you want right now in your life. Pick the top three of those attributes and figure out what it would reasonably take to get you there within the calendar year.
Find a Purpose
What inspires you as a person or a professional? I would say that the majority of Americans aren’t 100 percent happy with their current job. This, however is not a reason to shut down their production. It’s a reason to find their purpose. We all know we can only do so much, but where do you fit in within your work environment? Talk to your supervisor about what you can improve on or figure out what their goal is for you in 2017. If you have a defined purpose for your day-to-day actions, you generally will find more satisfaction with the tasks at hand.
No matter how positive a person you try to be, an unhealthy lifestyle will bring your body down. Getting 7-8 hours of sleep is essential for any person living a positive lifestyle. Studies show that lack of sleep greatly enhances stress and contributes to the frequent loss of focus. Are you doing things as simple as hydrating? People who don’t drink enough water lose focus and creativity, and eventually will feel drained at a certain point of the day. We are often dehydrated and don’t even know it. Drinking a gallon of water a day sounds like a lot, but to get your body to function at its peak performance, you need it!
Your motivational power is inside you, whether it be goal setting or healthier living. Figure out what’s right for you and act on it this year!