I have five weeks left at work before I begin a one-year holiday in Europe!
25 week days.
…okay stop. I have to admit, I’m getting distracted.
Keeping motivation at work is becoming difficult. I regularly find myself minimizing whatever I am supposed to be doing and googling hotels I might stay in or festivals I might go to, places I want to visit and all other sorts of travel related diversions. It’s fair to say that my productivity has decreased – mentally, I’ve already checked out from my job.
So I’ve been gathering some tips for staying motivated at work:
- Keep a ‘To-Do’ list:
This is sort of a reminder for me. I religiously write down all my tasks and projects at work. Nothing is too small of a task to be written down. But lately, I can get to the end of the day and realise I haven’t even gotten my notebook out of the filing cabinet.
- Take regular stock take of what you’ve achieved:
The To-Do list will help! It’s so rewarding to see all those little ticks.
- Take coffee/chat/walk breaks:
Don’t try to concentrate all day long – this is pretty much setting up for failure. I inevitably find myself back googling ways to survive the weather in Iceland or how to pack a suitcase most effectively.
- Tidy your desk:
Chaos and productivity are not friends – at least not for me. So I take a few minutes a couple of times a day to clean my coffee mug and organise my books and papers.
And the final tip:
- Cut yourself a little slack:
After all…THERE’S ONLY SIX WEEKS UNTIL I GO TO EUROPE FOR ONE WHOLE YEAR!!
This is Julia, being grown up.