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International Day of Happiness - Five top tips to be motivated at work

Bromsgrove Editorial 19th Mar, 2023 Updated: 19th Mar, 2023   0

AS MONDAY marks International Day of Happiness, a company which helps people with their careers has shared its top five tips to help people happier in their job.

March is sometimes a difficult month as many new year resolutions are forgotten by now and employees tend to fall back into a rut in their working roles, leaving them feeling down and demotivated.

Ed Johnson, CEO and Founder of PushFar, an online mentoring and career progression company, suggests these top five tips to help combat demotivation and make people feel happier at work.

1. Try something new – This is the single most effective way to ‘re-ignite your flame’, get the spark back, psych yourself up and help with drive, ambition and motivation. It may sound obvious, but it is true. If people do something they have not done before or recently or even something that gives them enjoyment, it will make them feel more productive and a new sense of purpose.

2.Stop comparing yourself – Perfection is almost always a myth and has been fuelled further by social media. Do not believe anybody’s life is perfect – it is a lie. People can easily become demotivated when they see competitors succeeding, old classmates climbing the career ladder and friends relaxing on a beach in a seemingly perfect world. Workers should not let these images get them down. Instead, they should focus on what they have, what they have accomplished and the successes in their own life.

3. Be open about demotivation – Not talking about demotivation is actually a bad thing. It is amazing how many people feel demotivated. In speaking about how they are feeling, people will realise they are not alone which can help them feel motivated again. Speak up. Whether it’s talking to a friend, a colleague, a manager or a mentor – speaking about it will help.

4. Learn to think positively – Positive thinking and working on mindset is not a one-off. Learning to think positively and practising it on a frequent basis is vital to success. Positive attitudes not only allow us to face challenges head-on, reach our goals and go further in our careers, but they also allow us to create good humour, positive vibes and relaxation with colleagues, friends and co-workers.

5. Don’t be afraid to change – People often settle into jobs and organisations, despite them not bringing us professional satisfaction. Sometimes what they settle for does not even align with their goals. Yet, they let ‘life’ get in the way and settle for something because it feels comfortable. Don’t be afraid of change – whether it is a change of role, company, or even career. Change will help drive you and give you opportunities to reach goals and objectives.

Visit for more on PushFar, mentors and free monthly training sessions each month.


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