3 ways to motivate yourself…
Are you in a rut? Read on for motivation.
Have you ever heard the old saying “do what you love and love what you do?” Well, if you haven’t heard it, stop and think about it for a moment. If you can’t bear the thought of getting out of bed one more morning to go to your J.O.B. (Just Over Boring-Ass-Work), then it might be time to change things up a little bit. But before you write your resignation, stop for a minute and take a good hard look at how you are coming into work. Do you come to work fully prepared or are you scrambling everyday to get things done? Do you greet people, you know everyone, not just the people in your work “clique”, with a smile? What about that guy who gets on your nerves? Mr. Loud on the phone? Instead of blowing up at him one day, try giving him a compliment. I know it’s difficult. Trust me on this. But try. See if you can love what you do, and after trying this for a while, then think hard on what you want out of life.
Add some movement to your day. This might seem like a little thing, but if you are working in a cubicle with no windows, set a timer. Grab an office buddy and say hey, we need to take a walking break at lunch. Let’s get out for a bit. If you can’t leave your office, walk around it for a while. I know this sounds funny, but do it. Take the stairs, take extra hallways, just add extra movement. I know someone who stands to use their computer…and I recently read an article on a treadmill system for the computer. I am definitely not there yet. But do some research on how being inactive harms the health…and then present a plan to your boss. You know adding a pull-up bar to your doorway for folks. Ha. That’d be funny. Nope, not today Fred. You can’t come in until you do a pull-up, we’ll have to reschedule. Only not so funny if Fred is your boss:)
Make small goals…that are actually achievable. I love lists. I have paper everywhere in my house. Calendars. Notebooks. But I just bought this awesome list type notebook with quotes at the bottom of each page. I might have a thing for quotes you know. Anyway, I am jotting down 5 goals for each day. Today I did yoga first thing in the morning at home before all my other work. Erm…thus me writing later than usual, but HEY, I did one of my goals. It feels good to be able to mark something off a list. I have no idea why, but it does. Maybe because I work from home and I am my own boss, but still. Goals are important to me. I made sure I followed up with clients, posted wellness tips, talked to another person I am helping with some goal planning, and finished writing another article I needed to write. I like to get things done. If you are not getting things done, put them where you can see them! Mark those bad boys off.
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