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Firstly – don’t you just love this gorilla picture? You can see that he loves Wednesdays!!

It’s wacky Wednesday. Some call it hump day and after Monday, it can be the second most hated day of the week. Typically this is the day where diets start to slip, new habits start to decay and those endorphins that flooded your body on Monday when you made the new commitment are disappearing. It’s almost like your body is saying ‘you’re not going to see this through. I’m giving up now, I have better stuff to do’. But really, your body is saying ‘awesome work, pal. Now it’s your turn. Keep up the good work and I’ll be back every so often to help’.

So if this sounds like you right now, if your motivation is waning and you feel yourself starting with excuses then this is for you. Here are my five steps for re-igniting that passion and getting sh!t done:

  1. Turn off social media. You heard me. Log out of facebook. Trust me, nothing exciting will happen while you’re gone. If you need to, download an app to block social media for a specific time period.
  2. Clear your desk space. Spend 10 minutes creating a temple tidy work zone. Chuck on some up beat music, punch the air a few times, let out a ‘WOOHOO’ and shake off any excess restlessness that might be lingering.
  3. Remind yourself of your goals. Remember why you need to do the tasks in front of you. What is the end benefit? What reward are you working towards? Put yourself in the picture of having finished the job. What does that look like? What are you telling yourself? Are you being congratulated by people around you? How do you feel? Really associate with finishing the job and the positive vibes that come with it.
  4. Set an intention for the next hour. It could be ‘I intend on completing X number of tasks’ or ‘I intend on researching X and getting 3 actions steps from that’. Whatever is relevant to you. When we set an intention we are giving our brain something to focus on and what we focus on is what we get. (NB: Make sure you word your intention positively. I.e. you wouldn’t say ‘I intend on not getting distracted’. Try again.)
  5. Get to it! Now you are feeling amped up, you have clarity about your next steps and you know what you need to focus on for the next hour. At the end of the hour, check in and see the progress. Give yourself a hi-5! You did it! Now take a little bit of a break and do it all again.

Alrighty, so what are you going to dedicate yourself to for the next hour? Tell me about it in the comments below.

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