motivationCan someone please point me in the direction of my motivation?

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:

  1. Start your day with some exercise – just 20 minutes of fresh air can do wonders
  2. Write a list and cross off items as they are completed – just make sure it’s achievable
  3. 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
  4. 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.



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