We’ve all experienced those moments. You know which one I’m talking about. The ” I don’t want to work anymore” feeling. When dragging yourself out of bed seems almost impossible, your body feels extra heavy, the bed hugs you tightly, the weather is beautiful, hmm…beach day maybe??
Sometimes we give in, but most times you have to get up and get to work. Here’s a list of things I tell myself to get motivation to go to work.
1) BILLS NEED TO BE PAID
Not every day I feel like going to work but when I think about my bills and responsibilities and the fact that many are unemployed.
2) ECONOMIC DOWNTURN IS COMING
Throw in the fact that with the dropping oil prices Trinidad may see an economic recession, especially in my sector (Construction) I feel blessed to have a job and get my a$$ up and go to work. I need to save in the event that I lose my job due to the economic landscape of the country.
3) THE SOUL NEEDS WORK
Then when I remember that long vacation at university when I didn’t work. I was bored out my mind after the first week. Having lots of time and NO money……sorry folks, I am not about that life. There’s something but that feeling where you’re exhausted but feel fulfilled because you know you were doing something meaningful that uses your body and brain. Its detrimental to your soul to not feel useful. (of course a bad job is just as detrimental to your soul as no job, but that’s for another time)
4) MATERIAL THINGS DON’T BUY THEMSELVES
I like quality things and eating out at classy restaurants. (Never mind that at the moment my salary and budget and monetary goals don’t allow for some of those luxuries. I’ll get it eventually while working and probably will never get them if I don’t work.) Prices everything is going up that’s how I know I need to GET UP.
5) THEY CUT YOUR PAY WHEN YOU DON’T SHOW UP
No really, this isn’t the government. Private companies don’t play. You miss work and it’s not a sick day or taken from your vacation leave, then they will cut your pay. My budget is tight enough as it is, I can’t afford to be taking unnecessary pay cuts.
6) I LIKE WHAT I DO
I waited a while to become an engineer, worked a number of small jobs and worked at a job I wasn’t happy at, all biding my time to become an engineer. So now, I’m not going to give up what I worked for all because I’m feeling lazy one day. Now, it doesn’t matter what you do, if you like your job then you need to stop making petty excuses and get up and go to work. (And if you hate your job, there are still a whole list of other reasons to get to work)
So, those are a few of the reasons I use to get myself off the bed and get ready for work. What are yours??