It's Monday and we all know those GIFs and Memes about hating Mondays.
I'll admit right now I'm staring at this screen trying to get motivated myself....
So let's dive into the week with these 5 quick "Pick Me Ups"
1. The K.I.S.S. Rule
Just remember to "Keep It Simple Stupid".
We often are unmotivated because we feel overwhelmed at our "To-Do" list. Break the list down into smaller chores and focus on those.
Instead of thinking "I gotta clean the whole damn house" - "I'll just do the dishwasher and counter-tops", and when those are done, "I'll sweep and take out the trash", and when that's done, do the next small task.
My hubby usually says "Do what's in front of you". Eventually it'll all get done.
2. Give Yourself Breaks
It doesn't matter if you're a busy stay-at-home Mom, a blue-collar employee, or a busy Executive - allow yourself break times through out the day.
Give yourself a moment between tasks to decompress, clear your mind, grab a snack and such. These little breaks does give you a mental reset. Ever worked on a crossword or similar project and struggle for a solution, walk away for a bit and when you return the "answer" comes just like that?
Whether it's a 15 minute break or a whole night - breaks help us reset and refocus.
3. Don't Skip Meals
Too often people skip breakfast and just grab a coffee on the way to work.
Then they wonder why they have no energy to work.
Wake up earlier and make yourself a proper breakfast (or time to go grab a big take-out one). Your brain needs energy to be able to work, so if you starve it - your work suffers.
Have smaller snacks throughout the day to keep that energy level up as well. Grab an apple, granola bar, or even a chocolate bar (Shhhh) in between "assignments".
4. Drink Plenty of Water
We habitually reach for the coffee when we feel sluggish (me too), but you should be reaching for water instead.
It's likely that energy drain and sluggishness is due to dehydration, so having a big glass or bottle of water will pick your energy up in about 15 minutes.
Taking a short break to slowly drink that bottle helps regain your focus as well.
5. Exercise or Stretch
Yeah, I groaned too when I read this, but trust me it does work.
I spend a lot of time working on my laptop throughout the day and I've discovered that just taking a short break to get up and just do a whole body stretch does wonders for my attention span after I return to the desk.
Take a walk around your building, your neighborhood, or anywhere you are for a good refreshing break from your routine.
So, I hope these pointers help get you feeling good and your week off to a good start!
Do you have any other energy boosting habits you can share with me?
Good Morning!! It's Friiiiiday!!!
How about a Deaf joke to start your weekend??
A Mafia gang takes on a Deaf man to run their deliveries, feeling it would be safer having someone unable to overhear conversations. However, one day when he is to deliver a large sum of money, he never shows up with it. The mobsters track him down, but don't find the money on him. As none of them are able to use sign language, they bring in an interpreter.
Mobster: "Where'd you hide the money?" (Interpreter signs the question.)
The bag man signs his reply. The interpreter says, "He says he had to ditch it in the river because the cops were onto him."
Mobster: "I'm not fooling around! You better tell me where that money is!" (Interpreter again signs.)
The bag man signs his reply, and the interpreter relays, "He swears he is telling the truth. He had to get rid of it."
The mobster pulls out a revolver and points it between the Deaf man's eyes. "Tell me where that money is, or I'll kill you right now!"
(Interpreter signs his statement.)
The bag man, sweating profusely, signs, "It's inside a shoebox under a loose floorboard in my bedroom closet."
The interpreter says, "He says he doesn't know where it is and he doesn't think you have the guts to pull the trigger."
Enjoy your weekend!
I read this article and wanted to share it with y'all. I agree, our exposure to the Hearing World exploded with Social Media, but I admit we do have a long way to go to eradicate stereotypes.
So, what do you think? Did it help or do we still have a long way to go? Let's start a discussion in comments.
Here's another new feature I'm starting - "Motivational Mondays" to get the week started right. I'll be featuring:
Have a great week!
Hey y'all! I'm starting a new category called Fun Friday!
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Stay warm y'all and have a great weekend!
If you have any stories, pictures, or suggestions, please send them in! I'd love to read them!