Like everyone else you too would have come across days at the office when you were not at your very best. Something was amiss, motivation was found wanting, at such times it felt more like an off day and less like a working day.
Glaring Lack of Focus
During such times you may feel, it is quite tough and unrealistic to be constantly able to come up with your very best work. While in gainful employment, you may come across such time periods during which you would catch yourself procrastinating way too much, with a glaring lack of focus, and the inability to start new projects.
Vanished in a Trice
Well do not over – react and be harsh on yourself, getting down too heavily, or keep wondering where all the determination has vanished in a trice. It is quite possible that you may feel disappointed, dejected and crestfallen for being unable to live up-to your aspirations, more so when there is important work that needs to be completed.
Energy Does Not Match Up
Essentially it is the speed as well as your efficiency that drives productivity and results. The problem arises when our energy does not match up with our ambitions, then it can get really frustrating. At times, when you find your enthusiasm waning, even a single day at the office can turn into an uphill battle of sorts.
And a much longer lasting motivational slump can leave you bitterly stressed out and you would be left guilty of not being able to do enough to advance your career. Depending on whether the situation continues for a short period or a longer one, you may experience difficulty with your sleep, experience sickness, and observe a marked decrease in your capability to concentrate.
Really Sought After
By now you must be really hankering to find the factors, responsible for this predicament. It is quite possible that you might find yourself caught in the busy trap. In today’s day and time being busy is perceived to be some sort of a status symbol. It symbolizes that you are really sought after and much in demand.
Your mental health might reel under its toll, take a serious beating and lead to emotional exhaustion as well. Pessimism and anxiety would overshadow your mood at the moment. There is no plausible reason for you to continue with this rut any longer. With some reflection and a bit of exploration, you would be able to peep inside the seemingly bottomless pit that is sapping you of all your energy, and effectively dig yourself out of this quagmire.
This may take you on a ego trip offering validation, the truth is when you perpetually exist in the work mode, and are available round the clock it may lead to a burnout state. Constantly staying busy is nothing but an illusion, it would never help you advance professionally, on the contrary, it might backfire, you might even earn the sobriquet of an office pushover.
Eliminating All the Non Essential
You may even start resenting the job itself, your bosses and co workers as well. Disentangling from the busy trap requires you to ruthlessly prioritize, while eliminating all the non essential, non urgent tasks. It is not always possible to accomplish tasks out of sheer will power, when it fails, your best bet is creating habits that would eventually make your success inevitable.
To ward of emotional exhaustion, try to deliberately structure social networking into your workflow. Just arriving earlier for even by five minutes for a meeting and indulging in informal talks with colleagues would go a long way in forging stronger workplace relationships with, this way you would accomplish more and thrive in your career and would be able to consistently produce the best work most of the time.