If you’re like most people, you probably spend most of your time at work. In an ideal world, you should be happy at work, however, the truth is that most people who report for work everyday drag their feet to work and would rather be doing something else.The figures prove this. In a 2012 Gallup poll, employee disengagement rate in US companies was as high as 70%, costing business over $550 billion annually in lost productivity. If you belong to the high and dismal figure, there are actually several ways that you can get yourself back into the game again. Here are five ways how.

Nurture your curiosity

Learn more about the company you work for, specifically, learn more about its history, products and the people who run it. Because curious will actually make your job more interesting and will help to make you feel connected to your job. It may seem a surprise to most, but there actually employees who don’t even know the name of their CEO. Don’t be one of these people.

Keep your work list short

One of the things that will really make you feel stressed out at work is having a really long to-do list that only gets half-accomplished. Keep your to-do list down to three to five items and focus your energy only on those tasks. Make sure that those tasks are related to your job.

Ask good questions

Someone once said that if he only had sixty minutes to solve a problem and his life depended on it, he would spend 55 minutes pondering the right question to ask, because once that is determined, the answer will come in five minutes.

So, instead of asking, “Why me and this lousy job?”, ask yourself, “How can I make myself better everyday?”

Create beliefs that empower

What you think about yourself and your abilities will determine how you perform at work. If you have limiting beliefs (they’re usually preceded by the word “because”), cancel them by saying to yourself “cancel, cancel” and replace them with powerful empowering ones.

Change your perspective

Whether or not you’re having a good or a bad day really depends on how you look at it. If you hate your job or are not comfortable with your co-workers, stop and ask yourself what are the positive aspects of your job and your fellow employees.