Hi lovely readers,
Welcome back to my blog. I hope you had a relaxing and fun long weekend.
The long weekend was a downtime, many of us were looking forward to being it is the middle of the year and we are all starting to wear out from the daily duties of the year. I particularly counted the OFF-days as the holiday I was yearning for and had the best R&R of the year.
When Wednesday rolled in and I was face to face with the official duties, not only did I feel disappointed but I also felt the same exhaustion I felt prior to the long weekend. A feeling all too familiar for most of adults after an annual leave, long weekend and/or a vacation away – the feeling of wanting a leave after a leave. If not controlled, this feeling can have an adverse impact on our productivity after the leave.
I have had this same feeling about almost every project or goal after a minute of being away from it. Be it a continuation of a healthy lifestyle, continuation of a long term project or even completing the pending work assignments on the desk – the struggle to gaining the momentum is just too hard. I have tried the following techniques to help me with the exhaustion feeling:
1.Revisit the reasons why I started on the project:
This applies mostly to the non-mandatory goals I had planned. I rather day dream on the feeling I will get once the goal is accomplished and I advance to the next stage of things. That feeling makes it OK for me to face the day despite any feeling of discomfort, being inspired and /or exhausted.
2. Imagine the worst case scenario:
I always use this tactic when performing my office duties. Since I am in the building stage of my career, I cannot afford being branded as lazy, unproductive or un-resourceful. So whenever the work mood is OFF, I just think of my brand and without delay I resume to doing what needs to be done.
3. Pray and/or meditate:
I am thankful for the feeling of peace, calmness and sense of being that I get after a prayer. Praying affords me the luxury of knowing that despite my lack of energy and inspiration, I accomplish all what is ahead of me if I put one foot in front of the other.
4. Listen to inspirational podcasts and/or YouTube videos.
This is something my friends and I do almost daily. I listen to inspiring videos as I get ready for the day. This particular week I listened to Les Brown’s video: It’s possible – which inspired and motivated me to get back in the game.
I hope this tips will help you get back in the game and complete whatever project you had set for yourself. If you have any additional tips, please leave them in the comments section below.
Thank you so much for reading.
WHAT I AM WEARING:
Blazer – Zara; Skirt – Zara; Shoes – ASOS; Necklace – H&M