IMAGINE — You have a whole day of worked planned. Before you check your calendar, you get coffee, chat it up at the coffee bar, read a few e-mails, check Facebook and start shuffling the papers on the desk. It’s already 10:30 a.m. You feel so good – so good, you don’t want to do anything.
I know I’m not the only one who has had these kinds of days. Days when you need to get inspired because you can’t sit down and focus on the job at hand. Knowing you are going to feel the guilt and overwhelm later is not enough to get you to take focused action sometimes.
How do you get inspired when you feel like doing nothing?
Sure, we could just blow it all off and ignore the inevitable consequences of doing nothing, but I have a better plan to help get you inspired.
Do only what you need to do. Work on what is due. Whether it’s finishing a project or pay the bills, don’t ignore things on your calendar that will smack you on the back of your head like your momma used to. It causes unnecessary chaos and drama. When you’re not feeling inspired, that’s the last thing you need. Then you can run away, far, far away and enjoy the fruits of your escape.
Do the thing you are looking forward to doing the least, first. Get the work you are avoiding done right away. If you need help to get inspired think about why you want to get it done, and what will happen if you do not. Connecting to why you must do the work, will make getting it done much easier.
Find another view. Sitting at our desks for hours is boring, and it’s not good for us either. Get up and move by working from a conference room or coffee shop for a few hours. When I was a paralegal, I’d review my contracts outside on a sunny day while sipping tea. Talk about efficient, by the time I got back to the office I knocked off a few things off my checklist–I got some sun, took a break, hydrated and reviewed a contract. That’s multi-tasking I support. It took only working smarter to achieve more.
Work when you feel your best. Too often we waste this good-feeling time socializing and avoiding what we need to do. That good mood will fuel you so you get the work done faster and you’ll make fewer mistakes. By doing what we say we are going to do when we say we’re going to do it, we get the job done without all the angst and drama it takes to get a beauty queen ready for her pageant.
Plan a break. We all get burnt out and need some time away to play. Just as we can schedule an appointment with the doctor, we can schedule a break. There is no reason to wait a year to go on vacation. Planning and taking a few days every 90 days to relax, and rejuvenate, decreases your stress and improves many chronic conditions like insomnia, high blood pressure, and migraines.
There is nothing more personally rewarding than feeling calm and excited when you conquered resistance by doing what you have committed to do. The reward of being accomplished and capable will be enough to get you through the day with ease and drama free.
Now, I’d love to hear how you get through the day when you don’t feel inspired to do anything in the comment below. Thousands of beautiful souls visit our blog each week for insight and inspiration, and your story may help someone else have a meaningful breakthrough.
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Until next time, live with passion, purpose, and play.
Carmen M. Perez, Your Wellbeing Messenger
Lifestyle Mentor for Women
Growth ~ Marketing ~ Performance
Author, Motivational Speaker, Mentor, Mother, Wife, and Lover of Life
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