If you’re feeling slow to get inspired, here are some simple tips to re-ignite your motivation and clarity.
If you’re overwhelmed and uninspired – and don’t know where to start to get going again – it can be frustrating to feel that you’re falling behind and not doing enough.
Here are 4 simple ways to find your motivation:
1. Look back and evaluate
When we step back and understand our strengths and weaknesses, we make more focused and realistic goals going forward.
Take a moment to evaluate why you’re feeling unmotivated and uninspired. Do you have too much on your plate? Are you not delegating enough or asking for help? Or do you need a fresh change in direction?
2. Conquer your inbox
Your inbox is a frequent source of stress every morning.
To take back control, unsubscribe from newsletters you don’t read.
Give yourself an hour to reply to those “difficult” emails that you’ve postponed. In most cases, emails that have sat in your inbox for days won’t take more than 10 minutes to check off.
Consider more effective systems of communicating with colleagues than a constant stream of emails.
3. Make small and consistent effort
Making a small but consistent effort is infinitely more productive than dreaming up big goals that leave you feeling overwhelmed.
4. Slim down your to-do list
Don’t be afraid to turn people away or turn things down when you’re overwhelmed.
If your to-do list feels stressful, it’s not always because you’re not working hard enough.
Review at the end of the day just how much you’ve accomplished. You’ll be often surprised that your day didn’t go as bad as you imagined.