Maintaining your motivation throughout the year is always a challenge, and the COVID-19 situation can enhance the already existing challenge to losing focus. To ensure you’re bringing your best work to the table, you should take a few hours a week to focus on your mindset and encourage positivity. Here are a few tips to help keep you motivated!
Break Tasks into Manageable Chunks
When the weather outside is perfect, it can be difficult to stay inside staring at your computer. Rather than take a personal day, instead break your work into manageable chunks. By following a two hours on, mini break pattern, you can maximize your focus while still taking advantage of the beautiful weather. You can also follow a more task-based approach, completing two or three items on your to-do list before enjoying your well-earned break. Brew up some iced tea and sit on your porch to reward yourself for your hard work!
There have been a lot of doom and gloom stories that have arisen from the pandemic, so it’s more important than ever to focus on the positive. Though a lot is going wrong, there’s also quite a bit that has worked out for humanity and helped us unite to tackle this problem. For example, we live in an extremely connected time, which has made it easier for people to work remotely and entertain themselves without leaving the house. To distract from the negativity in this challenging time, take a few minutes every morning and write down 10 things that you’re grateful for!
Take Control of Your Business
One of the central stressors for business owners this year is feeling the lack of control, so it’s the perfect time to work towards optimizing your strategy. Take the time to evaluate where you’re at, build a strategic plan, and adjust what hasn’t been working. By taking a few minutes to build out your plan, you’ll feel more in control and help minimize this stressful situation.
Build New Partnerships
Another helpful strategy to make you feel more in control is to reach out to experts in the business field who can help guide you through these complicated times. If you’re unsure about your next steps, consider reaching out to a professional coach. We are focused on supporting financial services professionals who are looking to grow their business during these tense times by offering free Breakthrough Coaching sessions. If you’re interested in transforming your results, I invite you to schedule a meeting with one of my coaches today! Email me at [email protected] to set yourself up to win. Taking the time to talk to an expert can help restore confidence in your business plan and provide clarity for next steps to optimize your business!
Being stuck inside can feel like a punishment although treating yourself to something special can help minimize constricted feelings. Splurge on yourself a little and order something you’ve wanted for a while, or something that will help entertain you during the months inside. Whether you opt for a new skincare routine, a stationary bicycle, or something new to support your favorite hobby, it’s the perfect time to treat yourself to something nice.
This is a difficult time for everyone including financial services professionals. By committing to self-care, optimizing your business plan, and expanding your professional network, you can help relieve the frustrations of the last few months and restore a sense of balance.