PODCAST: Boost Your Own Morale | How to Tell If You’re Addicted to Social Media
How To Boost Your Own Morale
Are you in a rut; having trouble getting excited about your projects, or the job itself? No longer feeling challenged? Are opportunities to move up limited or non-existent? If so, here are a few Mindtools.com tips.
Get to the root of the problem. Some times journaling about how you’re feeling and what you want – even if for a short time – can help unearth the reasons for your doldrums.
Learn something new. Maybe your routine has become too predictable. Feeling down may be your mind signaling that it’s time to step outside your comfort zone and into a new role or a new career.
Find meaning and purpose. If you don’t feel satisfied at the end of your workday, try helping out a co-worker, volunteering for a cause you’re passionate about. Or try the “Meaning, Pleasure, Strengths Process” – a tool that helps you identify worthwhile work that makes you happy.
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More Tips To Boost Your Morale
Looking for simple ways to recharge? To regain your enthusiasm and excitement about work? Try some of these tips from Mindtools.com.
If you’re overwhelmed by a never-ending to-do list, every day, note the things you plan to achieve. Cross them off once completed. This will remind you of the value you bring and boost your satisfaction.
Make a conscious effort to build your network and increase your contacts. Get to know the people you work with better, and make new acquaintances. Positive work relationships elevate your mood and a positive mood can boost productivity.
Find renewed inspiration by connecting with a mentor, or work with a coach. This will position you to learn from a successful person and gain fresh insights. Or, pick up the autobiography of someone you admire. Draw inspiration from their positive example.
How To Tell If You Are Addicted to Social Media
Baylor University Professor James Roberts, known internationally for his research on smartphone addiction, says that substance and behavioral addictions share the same core components. These six questions can help you determine if you’re in the social media addiction trouble zone.
- Is your social media use deeply integrated into your daily life?
- Do you depend on social media for excitement throughout the day?
- Do you need to spend more time to get a “buzz” from social media?
- Do you get nervous when you’re not on social media?
- Does your use of social media cause relationship trouble or diminish your or productivity?
- Have you tried to cut back but failed?
Roberts says answering yes to three or more of these questions means you might need to reconsider your social media use. He cautions that this addiction can have a negative impact on you and your relationships – the bedrocks of a meaningful, happy life.