Overcoming Listlessness: A How-to Guide
Do you ever have those days when you just can’t seem to get motivated? When you have a ton of stuff on your plate, but you just can’t seem to find the energy or desire to tackle it? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Listlessness, malaise, laziness, whatever you want to call it, everyone suffers from a less-than-ideal motivation from time to time.
But just because you don’t feel like doing it doesn’t mean your work doesn’t need to be done. And as a manager, it’s important for you to set a good example for your staff. Otherwise, if they see you slacking off, they’ll assume it’s OK for them to follow suit. Here is a simple how-to guide for overcoming the doldrums and staying productive, even when you don’t feel like it:
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These steps can not only be used on a business level for one's self, but also to help motivate others and even children. Acknowledging the fact that listlessness happens and moving along with a solution is 90% of the battle towards productivity.
I find it helpful to write out a list of the things I need to do. I can then prioritize and take satisfaction in ticking off the completed items from the list. It's a great cure for being 'list-less"!
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