Five simple steps to make 2019 your year!
We are one month down in 2019, and I
(like most) am striving to achieve my new year’s resolutions. Sounds simple in
theory, however lately I’ve found myself experiencing a lack of oomph. Whatever
the cause may be, I want to nip it in the bud and reclaim my enthusiasm!
Below I have reflected on five
surefire ways to turn up the dial on your motivation:
- What are your goals and why? Understand what you are
trying to achieve and why. Once you have a clear understanding of your goals,
set little reminders to keep you on track – this could be a symbol, a quote, a
- Breakdown your goals. Do you ever feel overwhelmed
looking at the mountain of tasks sitting in front of you? Break down the goal
into smaller manageable steps! This may free your mind to focus on the task at
- Preserve a positive outlook. This can have an immense impact on
your motivation levels. You can’t always control external events, however you
do have some control/responsibility of your head space. So try your best to
reframe any negative thoughts into positive ones.
- Surround yourself with motivated
people and look to
them for inspiration – not competition!
- Get started! Sometimes it is just a matter of
taking the first step to activate the flow.
What’s are some of your tips to stay
motivated this year in your world @work?
Six ways to improve your workplace confidence
The word confidence has been on the forefront of my mind lately. Whether you are conscious of if it or not, confidence is an incredibly powerful feeling/belief that significantly impacts the way you carry yourself throughout life. Working in recruitment, confidence plays a vital role in how successful I am as a Consultant. I am lucky enough to work within an incredibly supportive team at Slade Group, who have given me the space to develop my confidence so I can perform at my highest potential.
Here are six ways to immensely improve your confidence in the workplace:
- Positive self-talk is key! Your thought process will dictate the way you act and therefore determine how others will treat you. If you practice positively reframing negative thoughts on a daily basis, you will eventually reprogram you thoughts to be more positive.
- Stop caring so much about what others think. It is human nature to desire validation from others, however it is not always required to succeed. When your headspace is not preoccupied stressing about the judgement of others, you have more room to channel your energy in productive ways.
- Competency = Confidence, it’s a simple equation. As a Recruitment Consultant, it is important that I maintain a well-rounded knowledge so I can make educated decisions and be a valid source of information for my candidates and clients. Put the time and effort into understanding what is going on around you! Remember to ask the right questions, pick up the Financial Review, and take notice of politics!
- Take care of yourself. There are many benefits involved when living a healthy life, including an increase in your confidence! Maslow made a timeless point, so it is no coincidence we constantly hear about “healthy eating, sleep patterns and exercise”. I certainly perform better at work when I make a healthy dinner and stick to my bedtime.
- Practice your Power Poses. Stand with your feet apart and hands on hips, pretend you are a super hero and feel the confidence surge throughout your entire body. Now I know this sounds silly but it works. Oprah does it… need I say more?
- Be authentic. Take the pressure off, don’t feel like you need to act a certain way. People who accept who they are, happen to be the most confident.
I hope reading this article gave you a big CONFIDENCE BOOST!
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