Sometimes it’s so hard to find the motivation to start a new week with a pep in our step. Especially after a great weekend, a three-day weekend or a holiday break. Getting back in the grind and to our normal routine is hard. And when you get up early to head back to the grind for a new grueling week – that really sucks.
When I used to work in an office, Sundays were all about cleaning up, washing clothes, buying groceries and getting ready for the new week. And all that started as soon as we got out of Sunday mass and I wouldn’t finish ’til about 10 pm at night. By the time I took a shower and got ready for bed it was close to midnight which is not good when my day started at 5am to send the hubs off to work.
After all that, who has the energy to be motivated when you go back to work, right?
But you know what, it’s not just those folks who work in an office. You would think because I work from home that I get up with a Mary Poppins kind of attitude and start working because everything is so peachy. Believe you me I have had my share of days when I dread making the walk from my bedroom to the home-office. Sometimes my motivation is lost and my energy is at an all-time low. The only thing on the mind is hitting the snooze button for five more minutes. Or when I’m really not feeling it, I’ll just say eff it and not to go in to the office at all – which I pay for later when stats and sales are down.
I will even have to admit that as I write this post, I’m struggling to get my motivation going to start the new week ahead.
6 Ways To Beat The Back To Work Blues
My normal morning routine includes making a pit stop to McDonald’s for a large coke. But now that I’m adopting a healthier way of living (man I miss my large coke), I need to skip the soda and grab something else to kickstart my morning. Lately I’ve been having a cup of coffee – I know, not a healthy alternative but studies have shown coffee is good for us.
I found this cool infographic that has six ways to beat the back to work blues. Whether you’re working in an office or you work at home these tips can work for everyone.
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Great tips, right? Now, I’m not so sure about those rapid push-ups though. That means I’d have to push my body weight and…well, that’s a whole other issue there but it’s worth a try, right?
And there’s that “work-life balance” again so it’s obvious it’s an important part. What are you doing to ensure you have a positive work-life balance?
Now It’s Your Turn
I sure hope this infographic gave you some ideas to beat the back to work blues. I don’t know about you but after reading this I’m ready to grab some nuts and get my day going! Okay, dirty mind…I’m talking about almonds and walnuts!
If you have something that works for you, I would really appreciate it if you would share it with us in the comments section below.