I’m sure you’re thinking that I’ve just had 3 weeks off so I should be nice and refreshed – but in all honesty I’m feeling flat…
My time in Paris was sensational, but I simply didn’t stop!
I wanted to see as much as I could while I was there, and my course was quite emotional – add to that the combination of jetlag, a family funeral on my return and the terrible events in Paris over the weekend…and I guess it’s no wonder I’m not my usual sparky self?
So what am I going to do about it?
Here’s my top tips for getting motivated, both after a holiday/break from work, and in general in you feel you need a boost:
- Start your day with some exercise – just 20 minutes of fresh air can do wonders
- Write a list and cross off items as they are completed – just make sure it’s achievable
- Prepare a reward system – if it helps to keep you motivated, don’t be afraid to use that cup of coffee, piece of chocolate or special treat as a reward for task completion
- Breathe… – a clear mind (and a clear desk for that matter) will help you see and comprehend what needs to be done now, and what can wait a while
Remember to give yourself a break too – no one can be expected to be on top of their game all of the time, acknowledge you aren’t feeling the best then move forward.
Note: if you continue to feel unmotivated, I encourage you to talk with someone…please don’t feel you are alone.