As the weather gets colder and we really know winter is here, I am reminded that we need to develop strategies to keep our focus, maintain energy levels and – perhaps most importantly – arrive at work with a smile on our faces, especially on those dark mornings.
There are a number to explore but only you will know those that work for you. Some examples are:
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) – just do a search on YouTube and you can find out more about how to do this very quick and easy exercise to give yourself resolve and focus, and help you prioritise
Meditation – again you can find many different podcasts to download to your smart phone or tablet
Exercises – just a few minutes will get the blood flowing, raise your ‘feel good’ hormones and give you a boost – try the 7 minute workout app.
If your immediate reaction to this is ‘I don’t have time to do any of this!’ I would urge you to re-think. Just a few minutes will give you more energy, focus and give you time to work out what your real priorities are. The focus needs to be on achieving, not doing – we all spend a lot of time doing, but it is what we achieve that gives us a boost, actively works towards our goals and gives us a sense of fulfilment.
If you need help on finding your way forward, either as an individual or as a team, we can help through coaching, personality assessment tools, team building and development, staff training and consultancy on problem solving and getting rid of blockages.
Good luck and keep learning!