Your daily routine, whether controlled by work or your personal life, can sometimes slip out of balance and lead to a feeling of too-muchness. This is especially likely as we start approaching the end of the year.
An unbalanced lifestyle can have an impact on your mental wellbeing, and if not taken care of properly, your mental exhaustion will start to mirror in your work and motivation.
It's time to find your reset button and boost your motivation for the final months of 2019. Here's how...
Take time to reconnect
To feel more connected to work and others, you first need to connect with yourself. The first step is recognising your wants and needs so you can align your goals for the remainder of the year.
Stressful situations throughout the year can get in the way of the goals we set. It's time to re-evaluate your time and how you are spending it. You need a personal game plan to get back to the things that matter to you and help you connect with yourself.
Effectively deal with discomfort in your system
Brain fog, aka mental fatigue, is more common this time of year and can make you feel sluggish during the day. Forgetfulness, poor concentration, and demotivating thoughts can also lead to anxiety.
Suppressing severe symptoms of mental exhaustion can lead to a mental breakdown and will no doubt have an impact on your whole body. This is the last thing you need as you try to power on through the year. So, speak to a friend, a doctor, a therapist, about any thoughts or discomforts that might be weighing you down.
It's summer in South Africa - get out of your office and step outside for some fresh air daily. Nature does wonders for your system. Time spent thinking outside can also lead to new creative ideas, goals, and solutions.
There are still two whole months left before the December break - that's if you are taking a break - set your goals and prepare for the stressful times ahead. We will never be able to completely rid ourselves of stress but we can learn to manage it. Take care of your mental health this summer!
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