Wa epek na ba ang good morning text niya para ma-motivate kang pumasok?

Kasi naman, Breaker, bakit ka nage-expect ng text kung wala namang “kayo”?

Char lang!

Gusto lang namin makita ang matamis mong mga ngiti. Naks! Sana ol sinasabihan nang ganyan ‘no?

Okay, Breaker, seryoso na ‘to.

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Kalma ka lang, okay?

This article is not going to force you to just “stay positive” because feeling demotivated at work is normal during this difficult time.

“Disengaging from work is a completely reasonable and normal response to the stress and exhaustion of enduring a pandemic lockdown. It’s also an appropriate way to manage your energy when you are emotionally drained,” explanation ni Monica Torres in her article You Are Not Alone If You Don’t Care About Work During The Coronavirus Pandemic by Huffpost.

Boom!

Feel na feel mo ba ‘to?

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Going to work, kahit nasa bahay ka, is most of the time draining kaya don’t compare yourself sa dating passion and drive mo sa work because right now, you are living in uncertainty.

Sabi pa nga ni Psychologist Kristin Bianchi in Monica’s article, “We can’t judge ourselves based on what we were able to do ‘pre-pandemic’ before physical distancing restrictions were put into place.”

The key is to be more compassionate to yourself by doing these.

1. Speak kindly to yourself.

“Nakakainis! Bakit ba hindi mo ‘to matapos-tapos eh ang dali-dali lang nito?”

Sounds familiar?

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Ang sakit basahin ‘no? Pero ayan ang madalas na sinasabi mo sa sarili mo when you don’t get the job done as expected.

Let’s change that, Breaker, okay lang ba?

Parang ganito, “‘I am having to adapt to circumstances that are so unique and unusual, and it’s not a character issue. I don’t have bad character because I’ve got low energy, I’ve got low energy because of all these things I am thinking about, worried about, trying to take care of, and I don’t have my usual resources to gain energy,’” sabi ni grief and trauma psychotherapist Patrick O’Malley in the same article ni Monica.

2. Get to the bottom of it.

May specific reason pa ‘yan eh kung bakit ka demotivated kasi iba-iba naman ang hugot ng tao this pandemic.

Tanungin ang sarili, bakit ka ba demotivated?

Mas makakatulong if you will write it down.

Kapag nasulat mo na kung bakit ka demotivated, it will help you come up with a targeted solution.

Eto, sample.

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Demotivated ka ba kasi lagi kang nagwo-worry sa future kaya hindi maka-focus sa work?

Then, mental health check muna.

Demotivated ka ba dahil nag-aalala ka kung paano mo pa mase-stretch ang budget mo during the pandemic?

Then, look for another source of income.

Demotivated ka ba kasi nagsasawa ka na sa work-from-home set up?

Then, may work-from-home tips kami for you.

Demotivated ka ba kasi 2 days na siyang hindi nagre-reply sa chat mo?

Then, ‘wag mo na sayangin ang oras mo sa taong hindi nakikita ang tunay mong halaga.

Boom! Tip #3 na.

Pero gets mo naman, ‘di ba?

3. Aminin mo na ang tunay mong nararamdaman.

Hindi kay crush ha, sa boss mo.

Aminin mo na kay boss na hindi ka okay.

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“Experts agree it’s important to be honest with your boss about how you’re feeling about your workload. Discuss what you’re finding most challenging and have an idea of what support from your boss can help,” Jennifer Liu in her article How to stay motivated while working from home when the whole world is a distraction from CNBC.

Kung natatakot ka, ganito na lang isipin mo. Your boss and the company itself is also new to this kaya lahat naga-adjust, hindi lang ikaw, so maiintindihan ka ng boss mo sa pinagdadaanan mo.

Pero bago mo siya kausapin, ang pinakamagandang gawin is to pray for it 1st.

Okay?

Here’s tip #4.

4. Reconnect with your “why.”

Why are you doing what you are doing?

Sa dami ng kailangan mong tapusin at isipin, madalas nakakalimutan mo na ang bigger picture why you do what you do.

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“Find a way to remind yourself often how you are contributing to the greater good through your work,” says Ashley Stahl in her article Seven Ways To Get Motivated At Work of Forbes.

If it will help you to change your desktop wallpaper na nakalagay ang purpose mo para lang ma-remind ka, why not ‘di ba?

Hindi rin masama to talk to your colleagues about it. Share what you have been struggling with lately, then remind yourselves of the purpose of your work.

5. Count your blessings.

Baka masyado na mahaba ang listahan ng frustrations mo, why not try na maglista ng mga bagay that you are grateful for today?

Tutulungan ka namin…

Today is a blessing! Nakakahinga ka, may work ka na papasukan and may internet, healthy ka and ang family mo, you have food on the table, you have roof over your head, and minsan may pampa-food delivery pa!

Minsan kasi nami-miss out mo ang mga bagay na ‘to kasi lagi naman ‘tong present sa daily mo, but these are blessings from God!

Tsaka, may health benefits din ang pagiging thankful, ‘no!

“It’s good for your mental and physical health, it can help you relax and its effects can help you stay well through the coronavirus pandemic and beyond,” says AdventHealth in their article Why Gratitude Is Important During the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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How are you feeling now, Breaker?

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