How to Stay Motivated in Your Current Job

Most jobs can become routine after a while and you can find yourself having the same conversations, complaining about the same issues, and feeling more like a work robot. 

You could consider moving on but if you enjoy where you work and like your colleagues, it could just be a matter of rediscovering your mojo.

1. Change your work routine

Try to do something different at work each day, ask different colleagues to lunch, don’t take the same route around the school. 

2. Have productive weekends

Don’t just stay in and watch catch up TV. Get outside for a recharging walk in the countryside, go to a play, immerse yourself in art, make dinner for your friends. This is how beneficial getting fresh air is

3. Stop complaining and start resolving

Those issues that get on your nerves, figure out if you have the power to do anything about them. Try surround yourself with positive people too as you may find it brushes off on you. 

4. Learn something at work or outside of work

Training is important in your career, see if there are any opportunities to do a course or work shadow a colleague in an area you are interested in. If your work doesn’t have the budget then find a free/paid online course. You can even learn something not related to your work. If you want to train your brain learn to play an instrument

5. Taking care of the basics

If you’re not getting enough sleep, not eating well or you don’t exercise, all these things can stop you from feeling your best. Make sure you keep hydrated throughout the day at work.

6. Have a life outside of work

You will more likely suffer from stress and burnout if you are constantly tied to your job; it is in both the interest of you and your school to avoid this as continually over doing it gets too much for anyone. Meet ups with family and friends or colleagues regularly will help you have more of a life outside of work. 

7. Help your colleagues

If you have knowledge and skills your colleague would benefit from then why not try helping others in your school so they learn from your expertise? The gratitude you receive might even make you feel more grateful for what you have. Evidence also shows that helping others is actually beneficial for your own mental health and wellbeing. 

8. Figure out your motivations

What do you want to gain from your role or future roles? What are you good at – key strengths? By figuring out your job goals and what motivates you, this will give you more job purpose as you will have something to aim for and it will increase your enjoyment for the role and allow you to progress in an area that you really want to be in. 

Let us know how you get on following the above tips and you may be interested in reading the most amazing benefits to music to support your wellbeing. 


Here are 10 tips on getting your body language right during an interview if you do decide to move on from your current school. 

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