With November under way, Thanksgiving is on its way! What does this mean? Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pie and so much more. Are you drooling yet because we sure are! Although Thanksgiving isn’t just about the food, it’s also about being thankful for what you have and what you’ve been able to accomplish thus far. Thankfully, at work, we’re given the opportunity to succeed and sometimes provided with vacation days but what happens when either of those just aren’t enough? We may have an answer for you this month but you have to keep reading to find out!
Recharging Our Batteries When We Can’t Unplug Them
Vacation days are limited, we understand. So the question is, what do you do when you’re all out for the year and are in desperate need of one? If you’re in a slump and are in need of a vacation, we have some in-office tips to help you escape mentally, even if it’s just for a few moments.
A Change of Scenery can Help Everything
If you’re starting to run on empty and can’t afford to take any time off change your scenery! Something as simple as reorganizing your desk or adding a couple pictures can do wonders for your motivation. It changes your everyday view so it’s not as dreadful sitting in your office in the upcoming days. When you start falling in that slump again, try switching things up once more. This may be your secret weapon to staying on top of your work.
Routine Doesn’t Allow Progress
Switch up your daily routine! Although this doesn’t provide the break that a vacation would, it does provide some kind of change your brain needs so you don’t go insane. The best part about this is that you can change your routine as much as you want. If you need to change something as simple as your lunch time, do it. If you need to change more to feel better, do it. It’s all up to you and what makes you feel best when you’re in the workplace.
No Person is Really Happy Without a Hobby
Find something to look forward to during the week! Pick up a hobby that you enjoy that can give you a break from anything work related. This hobby can include painting, ceramics, a flag football team and so many others. The options are endless so find something that gives you the escape you need from the office.
Shoulds are Guilt Trips Disguised as Obligations
Stop focusing on what you should be doing. Rather than saying “I should be doing this by now” or “it shouldn’t be taking me this long to complete this project” work at your own pace. You’ll be less stressed out if you try completing your work at your pace rather than trying to rush it. If you can’t find the motivation to do it at that very second, allot another time to get it done. If the motivation isn’t there, it’ll be that much more difficult to get it done so, push it off to another time you will be more productive to give your brain a breather.
Bend so you Don’t Break
Take up some type of relaxing exercise. Now, we’re not saying to do a full blown routine you’d do at Planet Fitness (although you can if you want), but rather something more relaxing and quick. Good examples of these workouts include yoga, zumba, or even a simple run.
Take the Time to be Selfish
When times get tough in the office, there’s no problem with spoiling yourself. A little retail therapy never hurt anyone (well, maybe your bank account) so go out, spend some money, and refresh yourself. If you can’t spend the money on a brief getaway to unwind, you might as well spend it on some new looks or a fun activity.
Beautiful Things Happen When You Remove Yourself From the Negative
Everyone wants to be successful in what they’re doing. It’s human nature. Sometimes even the most basic obstacles can hold us back from what we want to be doing with our lives. Below, we have five reasonable and simple tips to help you move up in the world and achieve even more than before. Check them out!
If you Can’t be Positive, at Least Be Quiet
Stop speaking negatively about yourself and everything around you! By focusing on the negative, you’re focusing on what you dislike in your surroundings and what you can’t do rather than what you can do. By not speaking negatively about things, it should keep you in a more positive mindset and more eager to push yourself and reach for success.
No Expectations, No Disappointments
Stop expecting perfection and trying to impress everyone! Everyone can be a critic so the idea of trying to conform to what everyone wants out of you can be draining and frankly, unhealthy. It doesn’t always set you up for success since everyone has so many different expectations about your road to success. You should be comfortable and confident in your professional gains.
You’ll Never Reach Your Destination if You Stop and Throw Stones at Every Dog that Barks
Stop ignoring your goals and coming up with excuses! You won’t reach your goals if you find excuses to make at every step along the way. Excuses are just another obstacle that keep you from being the best you can be. Ignore the if, ands or buts when you want to do something because no goal is ever too big.
Comparison is the Thief of Joy
When reaching for the stars, it’s crucial that you avoid comparing yourself to your coworkers. Although some comparisons can be an easy confidence boost under certain circumstances, it can also be extremely damaging. This can happen when others are in higher positions, getting greater recognition on projects and even receiving higher pay at a younger, as well as the same, age as yourself. It can trigger self-doubt and questions like ‘am I even good enough to be here?’ or even thoughts like ‘there’s no way I can do this’. All in all, comparisons can produce negative thoughts and uncertainty so do yourself a favor and don’t do it.
Stop Expecting Loyalty from People Who Can’t Give You Honesty
Stop tolerating dishonest people. Dishonest people can increase your frustration levels and trust issues. If you give all of this information to someone that either isn’t going to keep it or lie to your face and say whatever you’re doing is great, with no suggestions whatsoever. They don’t need to be apart of your life in the helping sense but rather they can just stand off to the side while you strive.