Back-to-work blues or stuck in a rut?
Back at work and planning your next holiday?
There’s nothing like a break to remind you that you really are ready for a new challenge or a change of scenery.
Maybe it’s just a touch of the back-to-work blues?
But what if it’s something more serious?
Stuck in a rut?
What if you’ve lost your mojo?
Don’t worry - with the help of some friends I’ve compiled a list of tips that will help you to shake off the blues, turn things around and make yourself feel better all round.
- Walk in nature (the No.1 recommendation)
- Grab a glossy and head to a café – get time alone with no agenda
- Get physical – go and do something that gets you out of your of your head and into your body (swim, go to the gym, run, walk, jog)
- If you’re into yoga – a headstand or handstand gives you a new perspective
- Plan a mini-adventure
- Go on a big adventure
- Book into an Airbnb with a pile of books and a highlighter – immerse yourself
- Learn something new
- Dance - the body loves rhythm (and routine)
- Take up gardening and get your hands dirty
- Take up boxing (highly recommended for when you feel angry and stuck)
- Start working on your side hustle – everyone should be an entrepreneur
- Write a blog about something you love
- Write a book about something you know
- Read more
- Get creative
- Move home
- Get out of your comfort zone
- Watch and listen to motivational speakers on YouTube
- Start something new
- Do something that helps others
- Spend more time with children and animals
- Meditate daily (5 minutes will help)
- Contemplate life - spend more time on self-awareness
- Visualise what would make you happy
- Write a gratitude list
- Journal your problems with pen and paper
- Write morning papers (free writing first thing in the morning)
- Take care of yourself
- Be conscious of what you eat and get more rest
- Stop comparing yourself to others
- Spend time with people who make you feel good
- Don’t judge yourself, your interests or feelings
- Workout what makes you happy and do more of it
- Be honest with yourself, trust your intuition
- Eat chocolate cake
- Find a career that you love then it’s not just a job
- Work with a coach – coaching is a powerful dialogue between two people which leaves you with brand new perspectives
- Set yourself a challenge to turn things around. Put finding your mojo at the top of your to-do list
Why stop at 42?
The number 42 is, in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, the "Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything", calculated by an enormous supercomputer named Deep Thought over a period of 7.5 million years. (Thanks to Wikipedia).