3 tips to ease back into work after the holidays January 14 2016, 0 Comments
I went back to my day job earlier this week after having over two weeks off. The longest break I've had in a while! I had such a wonderful break and felt refreshed and inspired heading back into the city on Monday. Returning to day job got me thinking about a quote I loved from my coaching course with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
"Find work that you love or a way to love the work that you do."
What is your relationship with your work?
Last year I spent too much time wishing I was working full time in my business. I was pushing too hard and at times I wasn't truly present and grateful for my day job, which I really do love. I'm blessed to work with amazing colleagues and inspirational clients.
Here are three of my top tips to help ease you back into work after the holidays so you're not left starting the year feeling resentful or disheartened about your work.
+ Start a gratitude practice.
A great strategy is to write down or say aloud three things you are grateful for each and everyday. It isn't about ignoring the challenging times but rather a mindset shift that focuses on what we have, rather than what we haven't. We are insatiable creatures by nature, always wanting more. A gratitude practice keeps us humble, and well... yep you guessed it, grateful! There must be positives to your work, your life and your day! Have gratitude for the daily lessons that show up in your life, stretching you to grow in some way.
+ Trust you are exactly where you are meant to be.
Even if that means being in a shitty, miserable place sometimes, this too shall pass. It's funny, I used this mantra so much when I was in hospital over two years ago. I felt a deep sense that I was there for a reason, a greater purpose. It really helped me get through. Yet last year I let go of my faith in where I was meant to be. Constantly wishing I was somewhere else! Time to get back to this mantra "I am exactly where I'm meant to be." This doesn't mean staying in an unhappy job or an abusive relationship, it does mean tapping into your intuition, trusting in your path and being in the present moment where everything is as it should be. Trusting you are being guided and listening when you get a sign that it's time to move jobs, country or house.
+ Practice mindfulness.
There is such power and inner peace that comes with being in the present moment. 2016 for me is about sitting or lying in stillness more often and for longer. I feel connected to myself, aligned to my soul and guided by spirit when I meditate. After a beautiful weekend at an event led by Belinda Davidson (Founder of the School of the Modern Mystic) and Rebecca Campbell (author of Light is the New Black) I was reminded why having a non-negotiable spiritual practice is essential to living my best life. If you're new to meditation, try practising mindfulness throughout the day, while you're having your shower, drinking your cup of tea or sitting on the bus, is a wonderful way to bring presence into your daily routine. Tune in to your breath and appreciate the life force that you are.
What about you?
How have you found returning to work?
Are you having post holiday blues?
Do you get a sense there is something more for you and you're not living your soul purpose in your current job?
Has your monkey mind come back to play and you're tossing and turning at night from the stress and anxiety your current work brings you?
It doesn't have to be this way. Many of my clients come to me feeling unfulfilled, unhappy and stressed in their jobs. Like something is missing. If you're seeking guidance on your journey through 2016 I would love to support you. I'm currently offering 30% off my current coaching programs so it is the perfect chance to take advantage of working with me 1:1! For more information or to book a free 30 minute discovery session click on the button below.