Year-end slump: how to stay motivated at work

As the year draws to a close and the warmer weather makes you want to be anywhere but in the office – staying inspired and motivated at work feels more of a challenge than usual.

Here are three tips for surviving the last few working weeks of 2015.

  1. Celebrate the year’s achievements

As your enthusiasm over all things work-related ebbs, the most important thing is to focus on the positives – look back on the year and congratulate yourself and your colleagues for all you’ve achieved.

A great way to recognise and reward work well done is to organise a fun awards ceremony at your year-end function. This is also an opportunity to celebrate office personalities. You could give a ‘Neatest Nook’ award to the person with the most orderly desk, for instance, or a ‘Caffeine Addict’ award to the person who is never without a mug of coffee in their hand.

Create stylish certificates with Tower Notarial Seals to mark the occasion. The more time and care you take to create your awards, the more honoured and cherished the recipients will feel.

  1. Say ‘thank you’

Why buy holiday season gifts for clients only? Look back on the year and identify the colleagues who have lightened your work load and been a pleasure to spend eight hours a day with. You don’t have to break the bank – it’s the thought that counts. A tin of homemade biscuits, a beautiful jar of jam or olives, or even a lovely bunch of flowers, will make the person feel appreciated.

You can use Tower String Tags to attach handwritten ‘thank you’ notes to your gifts. These stylish gift tags, made of sturdy white cardboard, leave no residue or stickiness and can be applied to a wide range of products without affecting their appearance.

  1. Tie up loose ends

Don’t let this year’s unresolved projects and tasks roll into 2016 – especially when it comes to outstanding invoices. A hassle-free way to chase down those last few late payments is to use a friendly yet firm message delivered in an eye-catching way.

The superb range of Account Reminders labels from Tower Products are so easy to place on invoices and statements. Using light humour combined with clear messages, they take the hassle and awkwardness out of this grudge task.

  1. Clean up and clear out

De-clutter your desk and file items away using Tower Lever Arch Labels to keep everything orderly. You also know that your IT department would be elated if you deleted or archived old files and organised your electronic folders. Maybe pick a soothing, tranquil desktop background while you’re at it?

  1. Why am I here? Where am I going?

Spend some quiet time during this month to meditate on your career path and goals for personal growth. Think about what you want and how you plan to get there. With clear goals in mind, you’ll be sure to start 2016 with a bang!

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