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Sure, you love your job. After all, you wouldn't be doing it if you didn't like it the slightest bit. But after years of email upon email and never-ending phone conferences, even the best of us can face burnout and forget why we even started in the first place.
With summer officially over and the school year back in full swing, I thought I would mention a few tips on how to get your groove back! Don’t be a slacker and let burnout win. Use my tips below and get back on the path of world domination! Future you depends on it!
Make Sure You Have Snacks!
Before we even start to conquer the quest to find our groove, let’s make sure our kitchen is stocked with snacks. It’s no secret that we are happier when our stomachs are full! Have a few goals to kick? Having a good snack on hand will help you keep that energy & momentum going all day long.
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After you’re finished with your grocery shopping at your local Walmart, you can find a bottle of Honest Tea in the beverage aisle and a bag of Lorissa’s Kitchen Korean Barbeque Beef at the end of various checkout lanes. Don’t forget to toss them in the cart before checking out to score that offer!
Remember Your Why?
Amidst the craziness of all of the fabulous work you’re doing, it can be pretty easy to forget why we are even doing what we do in the first place. I would be lying if I didn’t admit to being guilty of this at times. Despite some of the once in a life time opportunities I have been presented with through blogging, there have been a few downs, and during those downs, I often question myself.
I’m here to say it’s totally normal to feel down at times. It’s natural to question ourselves. Once I remember WHY I started on my journey, I once again feel purposeful.
Thinking about your why can also cause you to evaluate what you’re doing. Is your job fulfilling you while you put so much effort into it? Is each day pushing you into the direction you want your future to go?
Every job comes with stress, that I understand, but sometimes it is unnecessary and preventable and with the right plan, you can once again be on that path to you why, minus the stress!
Create A Vision Board.
The imagination can be very powerful force when it comes to what can motivate and inspire you. Creating a vision board is a great way not just to channel your inner creativity, but to also learn more about what you envision your future life to be like. Is it full of money & success? Usually the money and success combo can snap you right out of that rut if you’re pursuing your dreams at the same time.
The best part about creating a vision board is that it is a completely personal journey. Nobody can tell you how to create your vision board but you. You choose to include what speaks to you and your life/business goals!
Once you complete your vision board, place it somewhere where you will see it daily. You want that vision board to remind you of your goals and your why. It will help motivate you and keep your mind on track of what’s important to you.
Plan Out Your Success!
You can’t be successful without a plan! Learn to love planners, lists and agendas. Write everything down. Even the little things. Sometimes those tiny things end up giving us the biggest reward.
For the longest time I was using my giant planner (pictured above) for both my blog/freelance work planning and family life. I found that when I would open my planner, I would become frazzled looking at all of the to-dos, which is completely counterproductive.
I recently purchased a second planner, and use the two planners separately. I immediately felt relief. I can separate the two worlds and have more focus when planning and writing out my to-dos. I highly recommend this tactic – your brain will feel a healthy separation between the two.
Figuring out how to get organized work-wise can be a daily struggle. Papers pile up, sticky notes multiply and emails flood your inbox faster than you can sort through them. This holds especially true when you are focused squarely on your why. When we channel the majority of our energy into our most important work, we can sometimes let tidiness slide.
Organization is a key to productivity. When clutter takes over, our attention diminishes and our performance can suffer as a result. When your brain, time, workspace and projects are organized, it becomes easier to streamline both your actions and thoughts.
Take a little time each day to organize your work life. I promise you will feel less frazzled in a clean space.
Get Out of Bed & Get Ready
Now that it’s the new norm to start checking emails on your phone from bed (before you’re even fully awake), it’s easy to to plunge into your day’s work without taking the time to get dressed—or leaving your bed. You’ll be surprised by how easy it is to get sucked into emails and conference calls to find yourself still in your pajamas when the kids walk in after school.
You also run the risk of opening a non-pleasant email while in the comfort of your cozy bed. Since you’re still rocking those pajamas, rolling over and sleeping off that bad news is easy peasy which unfortunately will put you a day behind.
Make a conscious effort to leave your phone untouched until you’ve completed your morning routine (make the bed, wash your face, brush your teeth) and changed into clothes you didn’t sleep in. That way if you open an awesome email, you will be motivated to work harder towards your next goal. And if that email wasn’t exactly pleasant, you are already out of bed, so you mind as well turn that sucky feeling into something positive.
Don’t Be Afraid To Take Breaks
I think we all tend to find breaks a tad bit difficult to take because it feels like we are letting precious time slip away that could have been used to execute our world domination plans. However, in actuality, allowing ourselves time to sit back and chill IS being productive. I always remember that work + rest = success. Just as your muscles need rest from exercise, your brain needs a break from your everyday hustle. I promise, once you step away, you will come back ready to kick some butt! Here are a few things I like to do when stepping away from work:
• Take a relaxing bath
• Go for a walk
• FaceTime a bestie
•Get my nails done
• Go shopping
• Sit outside for some Vitamin D & fresh air
Feeling Lost? Motivational Reading!
There are countless benefits for motivational reading. One of the biggest benefits is that for less than the price of a trip to the movies, you can get great insights and information from some of the greatest minds in the world. Best of all, you can read that book in the privacy of your own home. You can also take that book and read it at the café or even when you are trying to kill time in the school pick up line!
These books are relatively inexpensive, but with the right book, it has a mountain of knowledge that you can absorb. You can pick the brain of some of the greatest thinkers and get advice on a subject without having to come up with the information yourself.
You can literally get years’ worth of guidance on whatever your business venture may be in a matter of days or weeks. You can get lifetimes of study and experience all compacted in a hundred pages.
And let’s be real, it’s pretty darn nice to just sit back and relax in your favorite chair and think about life principles and other very deep concepts that you may come across from reading motivational books. These books can help lift you up when your business goals seems impossible. The greats do say, when you feel you’re the furthest away from your goal, that’s when success comes flying in and smacks you on the head.
Don’t give up!
What do you do when you’re stuck in a rut? How have you gotten your groove back in the past?
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.