How will YOU Spring into Action? 5 Things You can do.
Spring has well and truly sprung. (At least it will have here in the UK when winter gets the memo it’s over, but we’ll pretend anyway!) So how are you going to create a great energy that helps you stay focused, motivated and fully engaged in what is important to you.
Here are 5 quick actions you can take.
Reconnect with WHY you are doing what you are doing.
Whether that be in a relationship that’s gone a bit flat or if you are losing patience in your business or with a project you are working on look at why you started it. I was working with a lady who felt so disconnected from her husband and feared she’d end up leaving him. After one session where she focused on why she’d married him and what they had together, she went home and spoke to him in a way that she’d never done before and they reignited their relationship and connected on a deeper level than they ever had before. Another lady was on the verge of giving up her highly paid, senior management post after a Clearing Session she knew she wanted to stay and reignite the team, she had been working with, with the passion she felt for the company vision and the reason she had gone for position in the first place.
Let's get you into your next level energy.
2. Prioritise what’s important to you.
Often the things you feel you ‘should’ be doing have crept back into your life and business. Really look at where the shoulds in your life have taken over from the things you want to do, that take you closer to your big WHY. Having been struggling a little since my dad’s accident (back in September he fell and had a spinal compression that has left him paralysed and in long term hospital care to rehabilitate.) Consequently, I’ve had to regroup and prioritise my home and work life to accommodate visiting 3 to 4 times a week. This is a priority however, it is essential I prioritise in a way which enables me to continue doing the work I need to do to support high achieving women to perform at their next level and to look after myself and my family too. Saying no to extra commitments and having clear boundaries is critical.
3. Have a motivational play list
Whatever activity you are doing (unless is needs quiet concentration of course) have a loud motivational playlist to keep you in high spirits, high energy and in a state of play. Whether it be in the car, whilst cleaning the house (Dance Tidy is a thing, here is proof! HAHA! Keeping it real, no makeup and videoed by my little girl), whilst doing work tasks (headphones in the office might work best), running or playing with your children blast that soundtrack out. The Greatest Showman Album is on permanent repeat in our house. Music can help you create a great state of mind that will fire you up and keep your momentum going.
4. Move Your Body
If you are feeling flat, stiff or sluggish get up and move your body. If you can take yourself off for a walk then do it. When I worked for a regional education, business charity my lovely boss and mentor would suddenly leap up if we were stuck in our thinking during a development meeting and say, “Come on we are going on a thinking walk.” We would power walk around the industrial estate and come back refreshed (well as refreshed as the air allowed on an industrial estate) with lots of ideas and solutions to work with. Today if I’m feeling foggy, I head to the woods or the beach in those moments and 90% of the time I come back with a solution to an issue I’ve been mulling over or more ideas to capture in my ideas book. If a walk outside is too much, have a stretch or take a bathroom break. Enjoying that movement can give you a little spring in your step.
On one of the teams I managed I found great amusement in one of my colleagues doing the splits during our team meetings. He was one of the most creative people I know, so if it works for him, why not for you?
5. Look at your posture
What is your body language saying about how you feel? Are you slumped over and head down? If so, sit up or stand up. Do step 4 and then come back and sit or present with a power stance. A stance that reflects the state of mind you want to be in and the way you want to be seen. Confident and decisive.
You too can spring into action this spring (and someone have a word with winter that it’s over)