Most of us are back to work but many of us are still struggling to get back to our regular patterns. It's amazing how a week or two can mess things up. Here are a few ways to help you get back to the efficient entrepreneur/employer/employee that you were before the holidays.
1. If you're having trouble with motivation, think of the start of a new year as an opportunity to make small changes. It's generally a reset for most people. (Think of all the New Year's resolutions.) Try to see your work schedule in the same way. You've been having fun & possibly sleeping erratically for a week or more, start small. Start the day with a quick workout, walk or yoga routine. It will get your mind focused & get one thing checked off of your daily list early.
2. Fear can be a great obstacle when it comes to getting back on schedule. You know those pesky resolutions? They can add a lot of pressure to an already packed day or life. Take it one task at a time. I'm the Queen of Multi-tasking but I've learned the hard way that it can also lead to delays or simply not starting a task or project. Figure out what needs to get done but also what you want to get done. This is especially true for entrepreneurs. When you succeed at one task, you can see that success & move on & up from there.
3. Get back to sleeping & waking at the same time every day. This is usually all that it takes for me to feel ready to tackle each day. Nothing is worse than hearing your alarm go off while realising that you are still dog tired. I detest starting the day miserably & lack of sleep is a perfect way for that to occur. Not getting enough sleep can make you moody. It can affect your workouts because you don't have enough energy to do them properly. The big one for me is my ability to think straight & concentrate. So frustrating! Please try to get a good night's sleep. If you're having sleep issues for a prolonged period of time, go see your doctor.
What have you done to help you get back to your regularly scheduled workday/life?
Till next time,