3 Steps To Manage Your Mojo Fast

Published: April 7, 2015
By: Faye Hollands

Despite spending Easter camping in the mud and rain, with a sore throat and head-cold, I’ve managed to come out the other-side with a new found level of energy and motivation.

So how – after dragging yourself home with 7 loads of washing AND a car load of wet camping equipment – can you still feel energised and raring to get stuck back into work?

Here are the 3 magic ingredients that work for me every time…

1.  Run Away

Firstly, despite the weather and logistical challenges of camping with two small kids in torrential rain, the fact is that we had a break away.  We escaped the ‘norm’, drove out where there’s no power or phone signal, and mixed up what we’re used to.  That, in itself, is a recipe for a change in thinking and a page-break in your year.

Getting re-energized can be tough when you’re dealing with the same-old same-old everyday so getting away is always a good plan of action.  But what if you don’t have the time or resources to make the escape?  That’s OK – you don’t need to get back to nature, or get on a plane to run away.

Escaping can mean working from a different location for the day – maybe a new office, a café, the beach, or just home instead of at your corporate HQ.  It’s surprising how even a couple of hours in a different setting can fire up your neurological pathways differently and get you to see problems, challenges and goals in a whole new light.

So first things first, give your routine a shake up and get away from from the norm.

2.  Be Selective

The next step is to prioritise what’s going on in your life/career/business and set your sights on what’s really important.  Step 1 always makes this easier because a break away – no matter how short – provides a good point to reassess and make sense of the chaos or clutter that might be surrounding you.

On a really simple level this might mean stepping back from your to-do list rather than being consumed by it, and assessing what really needs to be done.

On a bigger scale, it could mean reconnecting with your goals and objectives for the year, or even your life purpose.

Either way, it’s important to be able to be selective and get clear on what’s REALLY important to you, rather than being consumed by everyday busyness.

3.  Befriend The Clock

There are 12 weeks left until the middle of 2015.  Yep, that’s all – just 12 – which works brilliantly for me!  You see, the exciting thing is that 12 weeks is a really manageable time-frame for most people – it doesn’t feel too short that you can’t achieve anything worthwhile, but it’s not too far off that procrastination becomes a problem.

When you’re clear on what you want to achieve (step 1), and are selective with what you focus on (step 2), it’s becomes a lot easier to build a plan of action that’s inspiring.  And when you combine that with a realistic time-frame that makes sense, you’ve got a fantastic base to work from!

There are a whole host of things I want to achieve personally and professionally over the next 12 weeks, and seeing those mapped out on a wall planner so that I know WHAT I need to do, and WHEN, gives me a wonderful sense of control over my goals, and a boost in motivation that lifts me on even the most ‘soggy’ days.

So regardless of where you’re at with your year so far, now is a great time to step back from the day-to-day (even if it’s just for a couple of hours), reassess, and set a realistic plan that gets your mojo dancing and your activity levels soaring again!

 

Faye Hollands

About Faye Hollands

Faye is an accomplished Career Coach, Small Business Coach and Productivity Specialist who has successfully coached countless clients on how to create a career they love, get more done in less time, and achieve personal and professional success. To receive weekly articles to improve your career, business and time management skills click here or book your Free Focus Session here.

You can contact Faye on +61 2 8323 4335 or email fayehollands@outshineconsulting.com

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