We all know January 15th this year is earmarked as the most depressing day of the year, thanks to the weather, the distance from payday and the Christmas holidays, plus the general feeling of overindulgence after Christmas. But you don’t have be blue on Monday, you can buck the trend and turn it into a positive day instead!
How to motivate yourself
- Be inspired
It’s also Martin Luther King Jr day today! Be inspired by the famous civil rights activist. Look up some of his quotes or find out a bit more about him.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
If you need more motivation, here are my top 10 inspirational career quotes.
- Write yourself a hope letter
If your resolutions for 2018 are looking a bit wobbly, try writing your self a hope letter instead. Focus on one area of your life where you would like to make a change and start writing a letter to yourself that answer the question ‘What do I hope to have accomplished a year from now?’. Be as detailed as you can about what you want to be different in a year’s time and how you accomplished it. Pop it in an envelope and ask a friend or family member to send it to you in a year’s time.
- Take a lunch break
Go outside and get some fresh air – a change of scene will help your mood and make the day go quicker. Ask a friend to go with you or just enjoy some quiet time on your own.
- Choose to work on something you enjoy
If you can, plan in advance to work on an aspect of your work that you really enjoy. Schedule it in your diary so that you have some uninterrupted time to really focus on this piece of work. Knowing you’e going to spend the majority of the day doing something you enjoy will really motivate you.
- Be social
Remember everyone will be suffering from Blue Monday blues so be the one who approaches it differently. Choose to be positive, make an effort to talk to your co-workers, and encourage others to follow your lead.
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