Coco Chanel is ringing realms of truth.
Today as my thoughts of blue skies and Africa adventure are replaced by an overcast and grey London I realised it is important to stay motivated and with a mind towards the future. Winter, especially the early months of the year, is an easy time to lose track, to become overly sedentary both mentally and physically and to feel less than enthused.
We cannot have that.
For the last couple of hours, we have been talking about how we should harness our motivation and give it all we have got. Here are a few ideas we came up with.
What do you think? Please add as many ideas to the list as you have; the more motivation we have the better. xv
Keeping healthy and motivated, as you grow older allows inspirations to run wild, as they should continue to do.
If the New Year, almost mid-February blues, is affecting your normal and motivated self, perhaps it’s time to rejuvenate.
5 Ways To Keep Motivation
Surround yourself with positive people.
A certain way to maintain the exuberance in your life is to take time to appreciate those around you. Your friends and loved ones should always be your working palette, so it is vital that they are refreshing and optimistic. Spend time with not only those who adore you, but those who challenge you, and encourage you to be the best possible version of yourself.
Make time for you.
It is imperative that we continue to understand ourselves, both physically and mentally. One of the most valuable ways to remain motivated is to connect with your individuality. Know what really makes you truly happy and spend time doing that.
Be confident in your skin.
Confidence in us is everything and one of the greatest beauty secrets.
How we dress is the one way we can easily enhance confidence.
Retail therapy can be a double edge sword. We women can dread looking in the mirror but also an impulsive escapade to our favourite stores can actually do wonders for our wellbeing.
‘When you look good, you feel good’ and confidence shows. Confidence is the best way to be where you want to be.
Do more of what makes you happy.
However apparent it may seem, allowing yourself to indulge in your hobbies and favourite past-times can be the best way to refresh you.
Lighten your life by giving in to your guilty pleasures sometimes. It can only help.
Alter your daily routine.
A structured routine can be priceless when managing your workload, be sure not to get stuck in a rut.
A healthy balance between work and pleasure is invaluable to keep motivated and allows your mind to relax between the stresses of daily life. Take in your surroundings on a new route to the office or visit a different coffee shop to your usual. Small changes can make you feel liberated.
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