Published on March 28th, 2017 | by Nancy F. Clark0
A Mid-Day Routine To Help You Reset And Get Inspired
By Jaime Kulaga—
Sometimes the chaos of the day has the ability to de-motivate us, distract us or push us to lose focus. When we are demotivated, we risk not performing to our best standard and can lose sight of our goals. Here is one easy to do mid-day routine to help you reset and get inspired.
Create a Vision Board Office Space
Many of us have heard of a vision board. A vision board is a poster board, or the like, with cut outs of pictures that motivate you, goals you are working on, and powerful quotes that get you pushing forward. We should all have one these, and if you don’t, take time to create one.
A Vision Board Office Space is where you extend your vision board into the physical space where you work. Wherever you spend most of your day, surround it with objects, words, pictures, etc., that are upbeat, colorful and goal focused. It can be easy to overlook a vision board or throw it in a drawer, but an entire space filled with happiness, goals and positivity is much harder to overlook.
Visualizations are powerful and there is a real value in taking time to visualize your dreams becoming truth, feeling them, smelling them and believing you have achieved. According to Marc David, “the way we imagine the body is a foundation for how it responds physiologically.” If you want to get inspired, you can’t surround yourself with four gray walls and a computer. To feel empowered, motivated and inspired, you must surround yourself with objects and words that get you moving and visualizing.
I understand that sometimes, mid-day, your stress is heavier than a 100 pound weight and it is very hard to be motivated. However, remember, that while you can’t always change your immediate situation, you can change your perspective. Take time during your mid-day to look at inspiring quotes, pictures and even visualize your goals coming to fruition. This is not the time to get on social media and check out the “fabulous” lives of everyone and dwell in self-pity, but rather to be inspired by what you have and where you desire to grow and be.
Being inspired mid-day does require you to be preventative. In the middle of a stressful moment, it is hard to see the outcome of your goals and visualize a dream coming true. Thus, during times of positivity, exciting weekends, or feel good weeks, take time to go above and beyond simply creating a vision board and create your Vision Board Office Space.
When you create your Vision Board Office Space, think culture. Create a culture in your space that motivates and inspires you. Then, at mid-day, reserve time to reflect and look around at your space. See what you already have and think about where you want to go; this is resetting.
Will your current attitude help you reach those goals? If not, look around your Vision Board Office Space, reset and get back on track. Will you let the chaos of the day control all the goals and dreams you have for yourself? If not, look around your Vision Board Office Space, reset and get back on track. It is not only who you surround yourself with that can impact your success, but what you surround yourself with that counts too.
Here are 10 ideas of items to place in your Vision Board Office Space. What else can you add to the list and share with others to get them inspired?
- Your vision board
- Pictures of family and friends
- Colorful mousepad or one with a quote on it
- Your favorite quote framed (consider making it all yourself!)
- Fortunes from your favorite fortune cookies
- Your desired title if you are working on an educational degree or license (for example, if you are working for a Ph.D, put a post it on your computer with the prefix and your last name: Dr. Smith- sounds good doesn’t it?)
- Real plants or flowers
- The best letter/email you ever received from someone
- Something that makes you laugh hysterically
- A good book
Dr. Jaime Kulaga is the author of The SuperWoman’s Guide to Super Fulfillment. She has taught and worked with hundreds of people empowering them to discover their own greatness, and in turn, create a loving and gratifying environment for all those in their lives. She is a frequent mental health expert on TV and radio for her expertise in work-life balance and life fulfillment. You can find more information here: Mindful Rehabilitation.
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