5 simple ways to stay motivated

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You’ve got a thousand and one deadlines and your motivation is zilch. It’s either get it done or say goodbye to that weekly paycheck. We all know the feeling, but it doesn’t have to be so difficult. With these five simple tips, you’ll be able to keep motivated and get more work done faster.

Exercise

Time it takes: 30 minutes

You’ve heard it a billion times before, but physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that can put you in a better mood and feel more relaxed. It also delivers oxygen and the right nutrients to boost your energy.

Celebrate

Time it takes: 30 seconds

Remember to give yourself a pat on the back, either literally or metaphorically speaking. It’s important to recognise how far you’ve come even if it is just small steps. Taking a second to look at your progress and rewarding yourself for it will encourage you to keep moving forward.

Plan Your Day

Motivating yourself is easier when you set out the tasks you need to achieve and how you are going to achieve them. There’s nothing more satisfying than grabbing a pen and crossing off jobs as you complete them.

Take a Break

Time it takes: However long you need

Sometimes you need to relax and unwind for a bit in order to reenergise and refocus. Whether it’s just for an afternoon or a few days, it’s important to give yourself some ‘me time’. Once it’s time to get back to work you’ll have a fresh mind and better attitude to complete tasks.

High Power Pose

Time it takes: 2 minutes

The way you position yourself and your body language can be just as important as verbal language. Having your body open and your back straight rather than hunched up is a simple way to increase your confidence and feel good about what you need to achieve.

 

Republished with permission from Australia Business News

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