Working as a leader is never easy. You will have to deal with numerous tough and stressful situations in day to day life. This can make you feel disappointed. Along with that, you will also notice that you are losing your motivation. However, you shouldn’t allow it to happen. That’s because losing motivation will lead you to even more stressful situations in the future. Here are some tips that you can follow to remain motivated when things get stressful and tough.

Figure out the nature of stress that you are dealing with

There are four different flavors of stress. You should have a clear understanding of those flavors and figure out what flavor of stress that you are currently dealing with.

  • Time stress – This happens when you don’t have enough time to do your work.
  • Anticipatory stress – You will get stressed by worrying about something that happens in the future. For example, can get stressed due to an upcoming presentation.
  • Situations stress – If you don’t have control over the situation, you have to face situational stress.
  • Encounter stress – This happens when the people that you interact with make you feel uneasy.

With this understanding, you need to understand what type of stress you are facing as of now. Then you will be able to go ahead and overcome stress effectively.

Get the help of a partner

Instead of trying to deal with stress on your own, you can seek the assistance of a partner and overcome it. That’s because a partner will be able to recharge your motivation levels effectively. When you lose motivation to do something, you should get in touch with another person that can motivate you. Then he/she will be able to deliver all the support you want to increase your motivation level.

Keep track of the progress

You will have to go through a long journey before you can achieve something. This is why you will need to track progress. Otherwise, you will just focus on the final outcome, and you will assume that there is no progress at all. This can be stressful. This is one of the biggest reasons why people lose motivation. To ensure you don’t get demotivated by this, you will need to keep track of your progress at all times.

Learn to say “No”

When you have a lot of things to do on your plate, you should learn to reject accepting any new tasks. This will also help you to refrain from getting demotivated. Accepting new work can make your life more stressful. Hence, your motivation level will be impacted negatively. There is no need to feel guilty to say no. You are aware of your capabilities and you simply reject what you can’t do.

These are four effective tips that anyone can follow to remain motivated. When you notice that things around you get stressful and tough, you just need to focus on these and get the support you want.

James Vincent

Co-Owner of Hot Source award winning marketing agency and associate lecturer at University of Worcester