Struggling to get back into the swing of things after the holidays? Here are some tips to help you get your mojo back:
Ease into things and get some rest
Often the misconception is that we are well rested after a holiday. This is not always the case. We fit so many things in during the holidays. Often you are busier during the holidays than you are normally – walking on the beach, hiking or backpacking around the country. So, if at all possible, ease into things a few days before you start work and get lots of rest. Take some naps, sleep in, read a book and recharge those batteries. Set your alarm a little earlier a few days before you start work to get your body back into the early morning routine.
Re-connect with your purpose
When a person is not motivated they often don’t have purpose or a driving force to spur them into action. Find or remember your WHY. Remember why you started your business. Invariably you started your business to help others. To make a difference. Re-connect with this purpose to inspire you to get motivated. There is nothing that motivates me more than knowing that I can make a difference and help others. Tap into your WHY. If you find this difficult, re-evaluate the things that did not work for you last year and brainstorm ways that you can make it more exciting and add more value to others.
Declutter your office or workspace.
Decluttering can be very empowering as it allows us to clear out the old and make space for the new. A great resource to use to find out how best to do this is to subscribe to Kate Emmerson’s blog or purchase her book “Clear Your Clutter“.
Plan a routine
You might feel a little overwhelmed with all the things that you need to do, so working out a routine will help. A great way to do this is to create a To-Do List. Not everyone loves lists, but it will help you get organised and get your back into the swing of things. Start with creating a list of everything that you need to do. Inspiration might have surfaced during your holiday, write these actions down so you don’t forget them. Then break down your list into manageable daily, weekly and monthly tasks.
The first Monday morning after a break can feel like the worst thing imaginable. Managing distractions will help you get through the first week. Put your phone on silent, resist spending the whole day on Facebook or browsing all the social media sites to see what your friends were up to during the holidays. Set yourself a goal of doing work in 90-minute increments and then take a break! Your motivation will increase once you manage to tick a couple of tasks off your To- Do List!
Do you have any good tips that has helped you get motivated after the holidays?
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