Much like most people, I’ve faced multiple instances where there was nothing keeping me at a job, but bills and responsibilities meant quitting wasn’t an option either. In such cases, it’s difficult to show up, let alone do your work to your best ability. But a few strategies have helped.
Stop Blaming Yourself, But Take Responsibility
Motivation is intrinsic. While external factors affect it, your reaction to those factors is what ultimately leaves you demotivated. But there’s a difference between taking responsibility for this and blaming yourself for this—and far too often, we do the latter.
Sometimes, you get to a point at work where your motivation is completely depleted. But circumstances dictate that you can’t quit. So how do you keep going? There’s always a way.