How to win back your mojo to keep doing the work you love – Part 2

In my previous blog I covered 5 ideas about how to get your motivation back.

Here are six further ideas to win back your motivation and fall in love with your work all over again.

1. Align your work with your life purpose
If you combine your area of genius with a deep, inner life purpose that drives you, regaining your motivation comes naturally.

Your life purpose is not external, like “teaching kids to play football”. That would just be a manifestation of what drives you.

The sort of life purpose to identify and embrace is spiritual, even if you are not.

It gives your life meaning.

It’s something you want to live for every day, like “leading by example”.

2. Journal
Even if you don’t like journaling, this is a highly useful tool to embrace when you are on an inner journey. Articulating your thoughts on paper helps you quickly see through premises or statements that aren’t really true (just as it does if you talk about a topic in a group). It...

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Keep a Journal to Find the Root Causes of Burnout & Fatigue

journal journaling Oct 25, 2019

Journaling is a wonderful tool for capturing thoughts, exploring gratitude, and expressing our inner feelings - but did you know it can be a valuable research tool as well? Sometimes our fatigue and sense of burnout can be so all-encompassing that we don't have the perspective we need to see the root causes. Journaling can help.

Journaling over time can expose elements of our fatigue and burnout that may go unseen day-to-day. Let's look at some ways to use journaling to spot root causes of fatigue and burnout.

Bullet journals - Bullet journals are formed from snippets of information that are easy to capture. Creating a system of symbols or short phrases that correspond with various feelings is one way to track your day.

Handwritten journals - Blank-page journals that have no set structure are perfect for expressing free-flowing thoughts and writing whatever comes to mind. Having no set structure for this process allows creative and subconscious-driven content to flow.

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How To Recognize And Heal From Business Burnout – Part 3 of 5

burn out gratitude journal Apr 15, 2019

I used to think writing a journal was a complete and utter waste of time.

Then I did it for a year.

One day early on in the following year when I was feeling a bit low and telling myself I had not achieved very much over the last twelve months, I picked up my journal and started dipping into it over the months.

Do you know what I found?

I found that I had actually achieved a lot. Personally and professionally.

It brought back memories of when I ran off the edge of a cliff and loved every minute of it (I was attached to a parachute at the time! I booked a tandem paragliding session and went for it. I don’t like heights but I did it anyway).

The cliff was 3000 metres up and I can remember feeling a sense of freedom like I have never felt before when we were soaring over the land below.

That memory made me smile and brought everything back into perspective.

Check out my Facebook page for that memory.

In my journal, I also learned to write down on a daily basis what I was grateful...

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How To Win Back Your Motivation To Keep Doing the Work You Love – Part 2

In my last blog I covered 5 ideas about how to get your motivation back. Here are six further ideas to win back your motivation and fall in love with your work all over again.

1. Align Your Work with Your Life Purpose
If you combine your area of genius with a deep, inner life purpose that drives you, regaining your motivation comes naturally.

Your life purpose is not external, like “teaching kids to play hockey”. That would just be a manifestation of what drives you. The sort of life purpose to identify and embrace is spiritual, even if you are not. It gives your life meaning. It’s something you want to live for every day, like “leading by example”.

2. Journal
Even if you don’t like journaling, this is a highly useful tool to embrace when you are on an inner journey. Articulating your thoughts on paper helps you quickly see through premises or statements that aren’t really true (just as it does if you talk about a topic in a group). It...

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