10 Must-Follow Steps To Get Your Mojo Back

Posted On 16 Sep 2016

10 Must-Follow Steps To Get Your Mojo Back

16 Sep 2016
10 Must-Follow Steps To Get Your Mojo Back

10 Must-Follow Steps To Get Your Mojo Back

Feeling uninspired at work? Sitting at work on a Friday watching the clock till home time? Everyone has a bad week every now and again, but according to a recent Gallup poll, only 13% of employees feel engaged at work!

If you’ve lost the drive to succeed in your role this week or forgotten what you set out to achieve in your career in the first place, it’s time to go back to the drawing board and get your mojo back! Here are 10 must-follow steps to get you started.

1. Write a to-do list

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a few minutes to prioritise your most important tasks and break them into manageable pieces. Don’t forget to cross each thing off once completed… you’ll receive an instant sense of gratification and be left with a nice little record of everything you achieved in the day.


2. Seek out feedback from colleagues and bosses

It’s easy to lose motivation if you don’t know how you are performing or how your work fits into the bigger picture. According to themuse.com, positive feedback provides a nice little ego boost to keep you on track and recognise the importance of your work.

3. Develop healthy habits and commit to them

A 2015 article from Fortune suggests that making time for exercise and ensuring you get enough sleep are vital to your ability to stay focused and motivated at work. Set yourself daily reminders in your calendar to take time for a quick workout or start winding down for the night.


 4. Inspire your work flow by jazzing up your work wardrobe

At EST10, we do our best work when we look the part! Buying a new piece for your work wardrobe can help you get in the right mind set and act as an incentive to get your work done.


5. Avoid negative energy

Positive energy is contagious… but so is negative energy. When you sense negative energy in the office, recognise that it’s okay for colleagues to vent and feel a little down, but try to avoid being dragged down with them.


6. Celebrate your wins… no matter how big or small!

Completed a tiny task you had been putting off all week? Celebrate! How you chose to congratulate yourself is up to you, the point is that you recognise your progress and when hard work pays off.


7. Define your career goals so you can focus on making them happen

Some people get by floating with breeze, but for the rest of us, a little visualization can go a long way. Not sure where you want to head? Ask yourself: If I was looking back on my life 20 years from now, what would I regret not doing?


8. Take on professional development

Professional development is a great way to bridge gaps in your CV, add to your skillset and identify opportunities for future growth. If you’re an admin professional, we recommend the AGSM’s Advanced Management for Executive Assistants and The Growth Faculty’s EA Leadership Forum.


9. Embrace office traditions

Like most workplaces, Friday is a special day at EST10. We have a team lunch, listen to RnB on the radio, pop open some bubbles at the end of the day and make sure we don’t leave the office without taking at least one Snapchat to capture all the revelry. Everyone in the office looks forward to Friday, not just because it’s the end of the week but because we know we’re going to have an amazing time together.

If you’ve skipped a few office traditions lately, it’s not too late to jump right back in. Being at work is about so much more than just meeting your KPIs, so don’t forget to embrace everything that makes your office amazing. You’re sure to be inspired in the process.


10. Commit to being the very best you can be

Nothing breeds success like envisioning yourself at the finish line! The team at Forbes couldn’t agree more and suggest that the best way to get ahead is to commit to your goals and believe that you truly are unstoppable.


Have you recently turned your week (or career) around? We’d love to hear your top tips for getting your mojo back in the comments below!