If massive New Year’s resolutions aren’t your thing, try implementing smaller changes to transform your year for the better.
1. Venture outside
Venturing outside is linked to increased concentration and a positive mood. If the weather’s nice, ask your colleague to have a meeting outside or take a five-minute break to go for a walk. Whatever time you lose by going outside, you will make back with motivation and focus for the rest of the day.
2. Set an alarm for bedtime
It might sounds silly, but setting an alarm for 30 minutes before bedtime will let you know that you need to wind down. Try turning the television off and read a book, this can greatly improve your night’s sleep.
3. Send one positive email
You must send dozens of emails within a working day, so why not dedicate one email to thank someone who has helped you? Try a message of appreciation, congratulations or ask someone if they need any help. The replies to these emails might even make you look forward to checking your emails the next day!
4. Hold yourself accountable
Keep tabs on yourself throughout the week to make sure you’re carrying out these small steps towards positive change. Try emailing a friend to let them know what you’ve done and let them judge how well you’ve progressed! This can give you that extra bit of motivation you need to complete these tasks throughout the week. Just don’t lie in the email; they’re your friends. They will know.
If you would like to read part one of this article, you can find it here.
If you are struggling to find the motivation to change your life for the better, you might want to find out how a life coach can help.
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