How to Get Back on Track When You Lose Focus

By, 07/23/2013

It’s not uncommon to reach points in your career when you lose focus, motivation and drive—but it doesn’t have to be that way for long. Here are some suggestions for refocusing your efforts and putting your professional life back on track.

First, identify the positives. What do you like about your job? What don’t you like but think you could change for the better? Reminding yourself why you like doing what you do is a great way to rediscover motivation.

Start from scratch—sort of. Revisit your to-do list and reprioritize your tasks. What have you already completed? Which tasks have short-term deadlines and which are long term projects? Reacquainting yourself with your workload may provide just the motivation you need to buckle down and get back to projects in process.

Reset your goals—both personal and professional. Your personal and professional life can correlate quite a bit so take the time to assess your goals for both to remind yourself what you would like to accomplish.