5 TV Shows to Watch When You Need Work Motivation
Do you know those days when you lack motivation, and you can’t seem to move out of bed for being productive or even do something? Or when you at least already moved yourself to your table and you open your task, but then you just stare at the screen because you feel stuck?
Life can get hard sometimes and stay motivated all the time is really not easy. When I have one of those lazy days, sometimes I just let it be and then I will postpone my task to the next day and treat myself the things I enjoy doing. However, I am a procrastination person and due to that, postponing a task is often not possible because I do take my deadlines seriously. Therefore, throughout the last years, I learned how to pick myself up and to motivate myself with a combination of little things that I enjoy doing, including tv shows.
You probably wonder now why watching tv shows will help you get motivated again, but for me, there are several tv shows which always bring me motivation and which always remind me of my dreams and career goals. I feel inspired by those characters, their business outfits and their beautiful offices with a fantastic view. Curious about those motivational tv shows? Following, are the five best tv shows to get motivated when it comes to career, dreams, and goals (and friendships).
1. S U I T S
My most favourite tv show when it comes to career and goals are SUITS. Even though I am in the Finance branch and not in the law fields, I still have always been interested in law. Besides, I think it is essential to know at least a little bit about the law in general when you are in business.
Whenever I need a motivation push, I watch Suits. It is about a bunch of successful lawyers in NYC. One of them hired a young man as a lawyer even though he knew that his new employee never went to law school. Since I finished the whole tv show already, I choose my episodes, and most of the time those are the episodes which involve Scottie (Dana Scott). I love her; she is my inspiration role model. Beautiful, smart and fierce. Sometimes the tv show also showed her office, and it’s my dream. An elegant white office with a view of New York City. I mean, who wouldn’t be motivated to get into the office every day if you have a view like that?
2. T H E B O L D T Y P E
Did you know that they call New York, the city of dreams? It’s a fast-paced city where young people are fighting for their dreams and goals. Like the three girls in the Bold Type. This tv show is about young women who are working for a fashion and lifestyle magazine in Manhattan and dealing with real job situations! From not getting a high salary (which is necessary for NYC), over getting fired to a job promotion which they worked hard for. It’s lovely to see how those girls still always try to find a way to make the best out of it. Furthermore, the Bold Type also teach you the lesson that girls should help girls out in the business world instead of competing with each other and making each other down!
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3. W H A T ‘ S W R O N G W I T H S E C R E T A R Y K I M
If you are following me on Instagram or if you read this blog for a little bit longer now, then you know that I am addicted to South Korea, including everything that is Korean. I do not only adore their Korean beauty products, listening to their music but I also, of course, watch Korean dramas. It is the same as an English tv show, but somehow, they are called dramas in their country.
I watched a lot of different ones and even though this Kdrama does not belong to my favourite ones, What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim is still a lovely inspiration and motivation source to me. It is about a secretary who works for a CEO for many years and decided to quit her job because she wants to get married. The CEO does not want to let go of his high skilled secretary and offers her to marry him. Therefore, in four weeks, he is trying to be a man who she can fell in love with. I have to mention at this point that this is a rom-com Kdrama, which means there are a lot of funny scenes and it is more about romance than business. Yet seeing all those co-workers and the whole show it is still very motivating.
4. D Y N A S T Y
I have to admit that now during season three of DYNASTY, the storyline shifted a little bit. This CW reboot is based on the 80’s Dynasty tv show, and it is about the Carrington family, who are in the energy business. During season one, Fallon Carrington was competing with her dad’s new fiancée about the COO position but then founded her own energy company for fighting against the company of her dad since she did not get the job she wished for.
Like any CW tv show, there are a lot of dramatic scenes and now, the current season is more about Fallon’s love life (lovely couple – reminds me of Blair and Chuck) after she failed several businesses. However, her powerful outfits are the best working outfits I have ever seen. She’s mastering the art of dress to success perfectly. It is also lovely to watch that despite any failure, she never gave up, whether it was on her career, love life or her family.
5. S E X A N D T H E C I T Y
Last but not least, a classic one. Sex and the City is a must-see for every girl. I know this tv show is more about friendships and relationships but what I do really adore about SATC is that every single one of them has their career. Whether it is Carrie with being a creative writer, Charlotte owning a gallery, or Miranda as a successful lawyer and Samantha as a PR boss lady. It is very pleasurable to see how those women are so different, choosing completely different working paths and yet can always help each other out when one of them needs a career boost. If you finished all the six seasons, don’t forget the two movies. Especially the second one where we see how of an advantage it is if one of your best friends is having a reputable PR agency.
All of those tv shows are shows I do enjoy a lot. But to be honest, when I am sitting at my table, and I feel stuck, out of all of those tv shows, Suits is always my solution. For me, there is nothing more inspirational than seeing those successful lawyers in their fancy outfits with beautiful offices winning their law cases. So, the next time if you need getting a motivation push, I hope that one of the mentioned tv shows will help you.
all pictures except the last one are from Pinterest.