What’s that one trick you use to give yourself that extra kick when motivation is low?
It is pouring rain here in London, the grey skies and the lunch I just had are leaving me very unmotivated to work. Usually I just grab a quick snack/drink or go on a little walk (can’t because of the rain). What are some of your tricks?
I have an industrial size box of lollypops (ordered from Amazon) in a spot only I know about in my house. I use them for moments that need pep. (Tootsie roll pops, btw)
I've found that sometimes just changing scenery (while working from home) can really refresh the mind. Moving desks, taking a walk (when it's drier), giving yourself small rewards, etc.
@paul_vanzandt This is great, especially at home. Used this a lot in uni.
Boxing! I don't do it as much anymore as I feel I'm always working, but whenever my motivation is low, I would go boxing and I would feel like a brand new woman.
@joannakurylo Can’t imagine many things that would pump you up and make you feel ready to take on the world more than boxing
I use some of the tips suggested here… Also, I look at the clock and calculate how many hours are left in the workday. Then, I try to prioritize enjoyable work tasks that can be accomplished in that time frame, asking myself “what do I really want to do right now?” A lack of motivation sometimes means you’re mentally tired and even one “fun” task can get you out of your rut. 😉
@ilaria_merizalde_chiaruzzi That’s a really good one. I definitely do counting the time down and realistically thinking what I want/can get done in that time. The second wind you get from picking up an easy/fun tasks is really nice
Walk in the rain! Get wet. So refreshing and will clear you mind. I run outside come rain or shine, always come back a new me. Bonus, will invigorate you enough, you may come with new ideas :)
@janemanthorpe Now this is the out of box suggestion I was looking for. Turn the sad rain into a good thing. Love it :)