The last time I stayed in a caravan was many, many moons ago when I used to go on holiday to Scotland as a child with my siblings and parents. I wasn’t quite sure how our maiden voyage would go in the Adventure Van. It’s a bit different when you’re an adult. There’s a lot more to think about.
Having managed to finally book a caravan pitch after calling 6 different camp sites, all we had to do was pack everything we needed, hitch up the van and away we ago.
If only life was that simple.
Unless you do your research before setting off (which thankfully we did) you have to take into consideration the amount your car can tow and the weight of everything you want to take with you. Not to mention the nose weight of the caravan when everything is packed.
Yes, I know. Nose weight. Who knew?
With all the technical stuff checked, backing the caravan out onto a main road was a little bit hair raising. Thank goodness our van came kitted out with wheel movers and a remote...
Last week I ‘fessed up to how I’ve felt lately. Sam and I have both missed our annual outdoor adventures which is partly why my head has not been fully in the game.
One night I was laid on the couch watching something or other on tv when Sam handed me his iPad. He loves sifting through eBay finding vintage Lego and jigsaws.
“Look at that” he said, “There’s a whole pile of board games and jigsaws but look what comes with them for the price!”
I looked. Then looked again in disbelief.
“Shame all the board games and jigsaws come too,” I said teasingly.
Then at the same time, a little light bulb switched on in both our brains. Sometimes we don’t need to say anything to know what each other is thinking.
We both realised that this could be a way to get back into the wider world with minimum impact on other people during the Covid-19 crisis.
Spoiler Alert: It’s not earth shattering!
The board games and jigsaws came...
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”.
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...
If you are a cat lover or a dog lover, then working from home might seem like a dream!
After all, you now have the option to work with company from a pet all day. That’s great for them and for you…
Until you actually try it. That’s about when you realise that this is a huge challenge with a large number of logistical and practical obstacles.
Is it even possible? And how can you survive?
Of course, the issue is that pets want attention. Your cat may very well decide it wants to come and sit on your keyboard, while your dog might have a tendency to nudge your leg with their head until you play with them.
This isn’t always the case! Some dogs (older ones in particular) will happily curl up on the couch behind you all day. Some cats are loners and really would rather you didn’t pay them any attention!
So, this is certainly possible, depending on the kind of pet you have.
There are also some things you can do to make life easier for yourself.
There’s so much more to life than working, don’t you agree? So, if you do nothing but post about your business and become a pushy salesperson, you’re not doing yourself justice and your followers will soon get bored and abandon you. Instead, show them what a well-rounded life you lead and pique their interest with other “lifestyle” type photos and posts.
Sharing parts of your life is just one way to develop a relationship where your audience will get to know, like, and trust you enough to make a purchase. These photos and funny stories will make you appear more approachable, so your followers won’t hesitate to send you a message to ask questions about your products.
Here are just a few fun ways to lighten up the mood on Facebook and to increase your engagement with your followers:
Share Your Humour
Did your preschooler tell a funny story at breakfast? Feel free to share it. Did you have a funny conversation with your bestie, teenager, or...