Mental Reboot

Feeling stuck in an end-of-summer slump? Been seriously slacking on your career goals the past 3 months? Well, trust me, you’re not alone – and luckily, I know just what you need.

Take this 1-Month Mental Reboot Challenge, designed to help ease the transition back into the “real” world and keep you on track towards achieving your goals. Commit to this week-by-week focus plan, and in 30 days you’ll be well-prepared to energetically round out the end of the year.

Week 1 – Hit the Mental Reset Button

Start out strong this week, but in “small” ways. There are many things you can do on a daily basis to recharge and reset mentally.

Some suggestions include:
• Start moving – whether that’s finding a new workout class or getting up and walking away from your desk for 20 minutes each day
• Make a new playlist for your morning commute
• Change up your work routine – tackle challenging tasks just after your morning latte and leave routine tasks for later in the day when your energy is low
• Enjoy some genuine alone time – put your cell, computer & other electronics aside

Week 2 – Focus on Success

Recognizing your accomplishments is a real confidence booster that will propel you to achieve more. Take note of a mini success each day – but reflect on your overall success as well. This week, take some time to think about where you are now and what it took you to get there. You’re bound to find some shining-star moments. In addition, try focusing specifically on what makes you great at what you do, taking note of your stand-out strengths. I encourage you to write it down for future feel-good reference!

Week 3 – Give some Gratitude

Research has proven that gratitude has an effect on your quality of life, but gratitude is also valuable when it comes to business – helping to increase commitment, engagement and motivation. Since it’s probably not done enough, dedicate this week to showing gratitude towards your co-workers. Take a few minutes before sending that email to include a little shout out.

Another easy way to do show gratitude? Invite someone to lunch or out to grab a coffee. Catch up with a colleague in the middle of the day and let them know how much you appreciate their hard work and support. I guarantee showing someone gratitude will not only make that individual feel good, but you as well.

Week 4 – Time to Get Efficient

By now you’ve relaxed your mind, practiced positivity and should be ready to commit to some real improvements. This week, your challenge is to research the most efficient way to perform a specific task. It’s time to stop cutting corners with the excuse “but that’s the way I know how to” and figure out the BEST way to do something. A little problem solving will stretch and strengthen your brain power.