Imagine you have day all to yourself, imagine all the ways you’d like to spend that day.
Well if you are in the UK, today is a bank holiday and hopefully you’re already spending your day as you imagined.
If you’re not, that’s ok too. What we don’t want is to get to the end of the day and feel that we wasted it.
Motivation is key.
What motivates us is different from person to person, but the end result is the same.
We achieve what we set out to achieve when we feel motivated.
And here’s the thing… we can motivate ourselves.
What I do to help me feel like I have achieved something on a day off, is to decide how I want to feel first, and that motivates me to do what will make me feel that way.
If at the end of the day you want to feel:
Relaxed – have a chill day. With others, alone, it doesn’t matter as long as it helps you to feel relaxed.
Accomplished – Tackle one of the thing you haven’t got around to doing like updating your cv, trying out a new recipe, assembling that flat pack. If it’s a big task, id suggest breaking it down into manageable steps. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Organised – Prepare your work clothes for the week, prioritise what you need to do and when (yes, yes…a To-Do list).
Excited – Start looking into your next trip away, sign up to that exciting new class, agree to that first date.
It really is that simple, don’t over complicate it. Just choose one feeling and go with that.
I’d be really interested to know how you get on. What was your feeling? What did you do to achieve it?
Enjoy the rest of your day and have a great week!