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Work/Career: I have complete lack of motivation ? don't feel empowered

Post by TWDB » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:21 am

Guys,

looking for words of inspiration and motivation.

I have a complete lack of motivation for work at the moment ? absolutely tonnes to do at work,

also have a mental block with my management I just don't feel empowered, I'm told I am , but I can't see any examples !!

is it time to move on for a fresh start? there's loads to do here and should be good, but just can't get myself to do it !

really don't feel like part of "the team" any more. only me in the H&S Team.

deadline approaching for various things and I just can't get motivated to hit them !

sorry for the Monday morning blues but would value some advice words of wisdom.

T
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Re: Work/Career: I have complete lack of motivation ? don't feel empowered

Post by PaddyT » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:59 am

T

I feel your pain. I am in pretty much the exact same situation.

Lots to do but zero motivation to get it done. The team which once had 4 full time members is now just me.

I can't think of anything to say that is motivational for you but before you decide if it's time for a fresh start maybe a meeting with management to discuss how you are feeling about the job and ask for support. Not necessarily additional resources but maybe even just a reassurance that they are on board with you and will take responsibility where required.

Hope things improve for you.

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Re: Work/Career: I have complete lack of motivation ? don't feel empowered

Post by Ewangoil » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:00 pm

I get like that quite often. I watch videos like this when i'm feeling low. It does help.
I guess the trick is finding what it is that's making you feel the way you do and making a change in that one area.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x1ziD2Zmq8

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Re: Work/Career: I have complete lack of motivation ? don't feel empowered

Post by ssmith65 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:09 pm

I was the same recently and I am sure I will be even more so in the near future.

If they gave out medals for procrastination I would certainly win gold!! I`ll do that tomorrow has to be my favorite phase!

I am currently studying for a Chartered Surveyors degree while working full time! with a little family of 3! why would I do this to myself? well the reason is clear. How can I pass up an opportunity of this nature?

All I can say is go somewhere quiet if possible, sit down and get on with it. You will start to feel better as you tackle whats in front of you.

If its the job then do the above but wright down everything you like about your current position and then everything you dont like and then pick three job adverts you might apply for and do the same. In my experience people often moan about their jobs but then are not making any effort to move to a new position, not saying this is you but are you actively looking for something else?

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Re: Work/Career: I have complete lack of motivation ? don't feel empowered

Post by TWDB » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:22 pm

Thanks all for the advise and support it is appreciated .

not jumping ship / looking yet.

but don't feel part of the team, and don't really know how to approach the management and if they would support or not.

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Re: Work/Career: I have complete lack of motivation ? don't feel empowered

Post by TWDB » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:59 pm

what's the secret of getting my motivation back?

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Re: Work/Career: I have complete lack of motivation ? don't feel empowered

Post by Ewangoil » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:47 pm

If you don't feel supported, you are not going to be motivated. The only way to find out is to tackle the problem head on and find out if the support is there. The problem wont fix itself unfortunately.

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Re: Work/Career: I have complete lack of motivation ? don't feel empowered

Post by David68 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:52 am

You are not the first, and certainly won't be the last.

For me it is all about small wins. Get on the shop floor, identify a small problem, solve it, move to the next. Look for tiny improvements or better still get the staff to find the problems and get them to provide solutions.

Massive workload - STOP. Go back to basics and prioritise your workload. Sort anyway you feel comfortable with - where you are going to do the, how long it is going to take to complete, management priorities. Deal with stuff immediately if it is going to take just a couple of minutes or so.

You need to be comfortable with the work you are not doing in order to be happy with the work you are.

Hope this helps, even just a little bit
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Re: Work/Career: I have complete lack of motivation ? don't feel empowered

Post by TWDB » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:10 pm

Thanks All

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