We’re a couple days away from June, so cue the official Winter season, the want to hibernate, and the dreaded mid-year slump we all seem to feel. Around this time, we tend to grow weary, finding ourselves feeling less motivated than before. While we should all give ourselves a pat on the back for making it through the first six months, we now need the strength to get through the rest of them. Luckily, there are simple ways we’re able to tackle the rest of the year without falling into the mid-year slump.
Re-Evaluate Your Goals
You know those things that you set for yourself at the start of the year? It’s time to see what you’ve stuck too and how far you’ve come. By taking the time to re-evaluate, you can start the other half of the year with the same motivation as you began the new year with.
Long Weekend Getaways
So, if any of you have forgotten, there’s a public holiday in June that we can all take advantage of. Well, all of us except Qld and WA (soz, you’ll have to wait.) So, take the chance to unwind and give yourself a change in scenery. A long weekend is the perfect opportunity to venture interstate with your friends or partner, catch up and have some fun. Making sure you enter the last half of the year rested is important, as you want to avoid burning out.
Give Yourself Something To Look Forward To
Having something to look forward to makes a world of difference. It’s one of the keys for re-gaining your motivation and tends to give us something to work towards. This helps break down the weeks into a type of countdown, with each week making you more keen than before. If you don’t actually have anything like a birthday to look forward to, make your own event to get you excited.
Make Sure You Move
No, unfortunately this isn’t sarcasm. In order to feel like you’re less lethargic in the mid-year, you have to do something opposite to lethargy; move. While it’s bound to be freezing, there’s no one saying that you have to leave your house. It could be something as simple as yoga in your warm living room. You could even have the TV on if you feel it would keep you more entertained while you’re doing it. Moving about for even 20 mins will make you feel much more motivated, and you may even get that bonus of maintaining your fitness for the Summer months.
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