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
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).
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