Repost 📷 @themindmedic M O T I V A T I O N | how many of us are…

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M O T I V A T I O N | how many of us are struggling with our energy and motivation levels since the dark mornings and dark nights have drawn in? I know I am. Having to accept that we have another few months to go of it can be difficult and feel a little like Groundhog Day. What can you do to make the get ups and get homes a little more bearable? Think 5 SENSES. 1️⃣ SEE – create a schedule. Much like you would with a college or work timetable, plan your day right down to the last detail. Draw out your work commitments, pencil in catch ups with friends. Arrange to SEE people whether it is for a morning workout (joint workouts with a friend may be just the ticket when motivation is low) or grabbing a coffee with a work colleague before the start of the day. 2️⃣ HEAR – I know my commute to work can feel a drag when I am venturing out into the pitch black but using it as an opportunity to catch up with a friend or family member really does help lift my mood for the day ahead or helps me unwind after a rough one. I also love a good podcast! 3️⃣ TASTE – I have found unless I prep my meals the night before, I can often forgo breakfast or grab something on the go. Setting aside some time and making a real occasion out of meal times is important. Delays in meal times or forgetting about them altogether can wreak havoc on our mood and energy levels. 4️⃣ TOUCH – move more. Again the pull of the gym or our outdoors workout may not feel as strong but it is important to keep active during the next few months. It may be a case of switching up your usual routine, gym workouts replaced with at home, solo workouts replaced with classes or partner up. Moving more will optimise your mood, increase self esteem, motivation, energy levels and even help with sleep. 5️⃣ SMELL – my final piece of advice is to smell the bull**** don’t be fooled by other people’s highlight reels. If it seems too good to be true it normally is. Sweet smell of success anyone? Make sure you set yourself small achievable goals regularly. Having a goal to work towards can help us focus & keep us motivated. #mentalhealth #mentalwellbeing #wellbeing #wellness #healthymind #health

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