Good morning, everyone, and happy (already half of) May! We hope that you are experiencing the warmth, sunshine, and sense of renewal that comes with a new season. Although it feels like summer is already upon us, make sure to read below on how to refresh as soon as today and stay on track with your annual goals!
Let’s Refresh and Renew…
Switch it Up!
Spring is a fantastic time to create a new space to operate in! Many of us have been cooped up in our bedroom-turned “office” spaces, have hunkered down in the kitchen, or seem glued to our living room couch as a place of work – it’s no doubt time for a change. Simply turning your bed in a different direction, moving your desk in front of a window, or “accessorizing” with a new lamp or curtain will totally transform the energy of your workspace. Even transitioning to a different room or floor in your home could create an entirely new and previously unforeseen way to work!
Extra tip: If you are still working fully remotely, try to schedule a few days to get out of your home! This may look like a nearby park, library, coffee shop, cafe, or any other space in which you can operate your work (computer or materials). Doing so will force you to re-focus in a new space and will instantaneously optimize productivity and motivation. If you cannot work from a different location, going on a walk and scheduling breaks throughout the day to ensure you ‘unplug’ from your screen is key to professional success and endurance.
Re-evaluate Winter Goals
With a new season also comes an optimal moment to re-evaluate a goal set created a few months prior. Are you on track with the little steps? Holding yourself accountable? Progressing towards an ultimate number, time, percentage, or another measure of success? If so, keep on chugging! If, instead you’re finding that a previously set goal no longer suits your motives, then this is a great time to re-draft your hopes and accountable measure for the rest of spring up to the start of summer. If you’re reading this and thinking about corporate or rule-oriented goals, check in with your manager to track your progress from an external point of view and in some instances, adjust!
Extra Tip: If you’re struggling to keep up with goals or are feeling sluggish throughout the day, try out a new organizational method. Changing up your routine and schedule to an A/B structure, time block, or other strategy may be the push you need towards feeling renewed.
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