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New year motivation - Simple ways to increase your motivation this January

Looking for some new year motivation? Do not worry, you are not alone. We have compiled some quick advice to help boost your motivation and ensure you kick off the new year with a positive mindset. 

Set Goals 

Your goals can be big or small or a combination of the two but having purpose and direction will help keep your motivation high. It can be useful to define both short-term and long-term goals, so that you can achieve smaller wins along the way as you work towards those bigger wins. Try and be as specific as possible as this will help you stay focused. Be sure to share your goals with your colleagues or manager as this will help keep you accountable.

Create new habits or mix up your routine 

Could now be a suitable time to introduce a new habit or make a change to your routine that will have a positive impact on your day? If you work from home, could you get up an hour earlier to fit in a workout? Or if you commute to the office, could you switch the time you spend scrolling social media with reading a book? Little habit changes stack up and you will reap the benefits over time. 

Continue to learn

Map out the areas you wish to learn and develop, is there a training course you could enrol in or a seminar you could attend? Cultivate a growth mindset by embracing opportunities for learning and development. Stay curious and open-minded and see every experience as a chance to expand your knowledge and skills. Like before, share your plans with your manager so you can have regular check-ins on your progress.

Visualize your success

Where do you want to be in your career a year from now? Be clear on what this looks like so that you can create a mental image of your goals and envisage yourself achieving them. Visualization can enhance motivation and help you stay focused on your objectives. This is a great way to determine what you really want and may lead you to tweak your goals accordingly. 

Accept that motivation will come and go 

It is important to be realistic and remember that you are not going to feel motivated all the time. This of course applies to both your personal and professional life. If you’re not feeling all that excited by the start of a new year then that is okay too, lean into it and know that your motivation will come back again soon. 

Hopefully, these tips will help you navigate the start of the new year and in turn boost your motivation at work. If you are looking for more career advice, get in touch and a member of our team will be happy to provide further guidance.