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15 Ways to Kick-Start Yourself at Work

We’ve all hit the so-called “wall”, but what happens when you experience this at work and there’s really no choice but to get in gear? It happens to even the most motivated individuals. The weekend wore you out with too many to-dos on list. If you find yourself in this scenario, it’s ok. Below are a few tips to help you kick-start yourself at work. Keep in mind that not all of these tips will work for you. Many factors come into play here and these tips are general to help you come up with options that will work for you personally.

15 simple ways to kick-start yourself at work:

  1. Eat foods that give you energy – Foods that are Vitamin B rich can help support energy levels*

  2. Look up motivational quotes online – “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough” Og Mandino

  3. Brew a fresh pot of coffee – Take 15 minutes to relax and to enjoy it.

  4. Drink a large glass of water – A few refreshing glasses of water throughout the day can ward off feeling drained from not staying hydrated.

  5. Tap into your competitive side – Does competition motivate you? Pretend that your fellow co-worker is running a race with you and you want to finish first. But replace the running scenario with productive work!

  6. Teach yourself something new and interesting – Learning something new is a great way to restart the brain.

  7. Do what you enjoy doing first – If you are sitting at your desk wondering where to start, don’t. Just start with what you enjoy doing first. This will help get you into a better groove for the not-so-exciting stuff later.

  8. Have a reward system for yourself – After you knock two or three things off your list, reward yourself with a 2-minute fun distraction. But don’t get too carried away. Know your limits.

  9. Take a walk around the block or building – Haven’t seen the sunlight in a while? This is always a great way to refresh yourself.

  10. Jam out to your workout playlist. Don’t forget the earbuds!

  11. Re-arrange your office – Some people love working in a space that seems new. Change it up a bit. Workloads are not always that versatile, but maybe your office décor can be.

  12. Clean your space – There’s something about a clean and organized desk that makes people happier. Don’t you agree?

  13. Take an earlier lunch – Sometimes the early break can rejuvenate the brain. Have fun.

  14. Have a short chat with a co-worker – Perhaps all you need is a little human interaction.