How to Best Boost Self-Motivation

Team Office SpaceA recent article, 7 Psychology-Backed Hacks for Boosting Your Motivation by Leslie Ye believes that motivation is essential in any professional environment yet to keep motivated is not really easy.

Here are helpful tips to sustain your motivation in the workplace.

  1. Remember what you love about your job.

There are two basic types of motivations, namely:

  • Extrinsic- you’re motivated because of incentives like money, recognition or praise.
  • Intrinsic- you’re motivated by simply enjoying the task –a more powerful driver.

Remind yourself of what you love about the job. Write down a physical list of everything you enjoy about your tasks that will provide you a spark of self- motivation.

  1. Find your “reasons”.

When you’re feeling discouraged, remind yourself of why you got into your industry, and what you’re striving for long-term. With a clear purpose, self-motivation is far easier.

  1. Anticipate certain amount of rejection.

Don’t treat rejection as something to be afraid of but instead anticipate some potential customers will say “no”.  Taking “no” as a challenge will go a long way to keeping you motivated.

However, if no one is converting or expressing interest in the content you’re putting out, it might be time to examine your approach with your leader or colleagues in Team Office Space.

  1. Think of what are you supposed to achieve in the meantime.

Short-term goals allow people to see rapid improvements in performance, thus boost motivation.

  1. Relax and take a break.

If you’re getting stressed or upset, relax and take a break. Leave the shared office space for a quick stroll, stop by a coworker’s desk for a quick talk, or just a sip of your favorite smoothie.  Taking a break makes you focused and motivated once again when you resume.


Frustrating days are inevitable but there’s no reason to give up; after all success comes when you push through the difficult times and workspace has great impact on motivation. YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of businesses looking for everything from plug and play offices to full service virtual offices. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.

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