Do you ever feel like you have a million and one things to do?
You’re rushing around thinking you have total control of your hectic day until something comes up, throws a huge spanner in the works and knocks your schedule all to pot? You’re nowhere near through that never ending task list, now it’s so late the birds will be tweeting soon and tomorrow you have to be up early to do it all again. With zero energy.
Things can get pretty overwhelming quickly can’t they?
If this sounds familiar, we’ve got some great tips on how you can stay inspired on those days when you have no motivation.
A clear space, a clear mind
Let’s start from the beginning, make things easier on yourself by totally tidying and cleaning your space, this could be work, living or both! You will feel rejuvenated and refreshed and more important mentally decluttered and rid of the mess. This will surely kickstart your motivation for sure.
Health is happiness
Keep on top of your physical and mental health by firstly, keeping well hydrated throughout your day. Carry around one of those oversized water bottles that people use as a fashion accessory. But make sure you use it! Aside from the water, you can top up your energy supply tenfold by keeping active too! You don’t necessarily have to be a gym bunny to work up a good sweat. Take a little bit of your time out of each day to keep on moving – it all adds up! A good sleep helps too! As hard as it can be, try and set yourself a decent bedtime routine to give your body the best chance of resting.
3 is a magic number
Make a note of your biggest 3 tasks for each day and start planning your days around these tasks. Keep it realistic and don’t overload your working day. Spread out your tasks to fit around your working week and allocate the time to complete them.
Learning is good food for the brain
You might think you’ve got to the stage in your life or career where you know all you need to – or what you think you do. But there’s always room to grow (and know) more! Try taking a course in something new or something you’ve always took an interest in but never got around to. Read a book you’ve had in mind for a while now or even a trip to the library could be so beneficial. Why not kick back and relax with a crossword or a sudoku puzzle? Stimulating those brain cells and getting them whirring more often can really get your juices flowing!
Set some you time
Sure your diary might be bursting at the seams, but don’t forget to set aside some time for you. It’s impossible to run on empty for long and you deserve even a little break to stop, take a minute and breathe! Use your time to collect your thoughts and organise them while your at it! Knowing where you’re at and what your priorities are can help you to feel inspired since mentally, you’ve got rid of that brain fog, your mind is clear to deal with your upcoming tasks. Plus, who doesn’t like having fun? It doesn’t all have to be work, work, work! Wind down with a glass of wine and a hot bath, go out for dinner with a friend or even go and see that film you’ve waited all year for! Whatever it is you enjoy the most, don’t stop doing it! We all need something to look forward to! And lastly…
At the end of each day reflect on what you have achieved, what you haven’t and what you could have done differently. Use this time to think about what your next steps are and what you want from tomorrow. Think about the things that haven’t gone quite to plan, the things you wished would have but most importantly, the people who have been there for you for it all. Reflect on the things you’re truly grateful for and don’t lose sight of what, and who, is important!