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5 Tips to Help Feel Motivated

Need some help to feel motivated? We’ve all been there! Whether it’s in life, work, weightloss or anything else, we all have moments where we feel like we’re sinking and we lose motivation!

As you may be aware if you follow my instagram or twitter, I’ve been away with our daughter for nearly a month, in Italy. We are lucky to have family retired there who are more than happy to have us for lengthy visits each summer. It means we can have a holiday, but also just live out there, work remotely and have support with childcare. It really is a lovely situation and since going freelance and since hubby started his own agency, we try to maximise the flexible-working.

Before the holiday

Before we left in June, I was maxed-out, mentally! Our little one has never slept through the night more than two nights in a row and she’s nearly two, so we’re always sleep deprived. We were six months into a total home renovation (The House Project) and it felt like it was never going to be finished and we were 3 months into selling our old home. That, teamed with running our own businesses and bringing up a toddler, meant that we were both burned-out. Exhausted.

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11 ways to stay motivated at work

We all have days when we just can’t get started, can’t get lift-off, can’t focus on the job that needs to be done. This is completely normal and there are things we can all do to stay motivated at work.

I find the following 11 tips help me when I feel I’m losing direction and need a boost. These can be applied to all aspects of life, not just the workplace – the premise is the same.

So here we go…

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1. Clarify your goals

What exactly is it you want from life and your job? It is extremely important to know what your goals are in life, as you need something to focus on and act as a bench-mark. Sometimes we all need a little reminder of why we’re doing something and what the actual point is. So find a way of setting your goals that works for you. I have a note-pad that I carry with me everywhere and I keep a note of my blogging goals at the back of it. This means I can always flick to the back page and remind myself of my goals.Continue reading

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