Monday 27 April 2020

New Week, New Motivation

Here’s a new week and let us be grateful for another opportunity because our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall. Last week I did struggle to keep my motivation going, l literary felt like I was running out of gas and tricks to self-talk into staying enthused. I knew I either run the week or the week runs me. I had to try harder to find good in each day. 

Did you know that a negative mind will never give you a positive life? So if you struggled last week, like I did, here’s a new week! Let us practice positivity and I believe we will do better than last week and something wonderful is about to happen. 

Here’s my six tips that I am going to apply to motivate myself this week; 
  1. start simple - I will take small steps into achieving my goals by keeping near me things that motivate me.  
  2. Remind myself of the dangers of procrastination. So I will promise myself something like “If I get this done now, I can exercise early and get time to cook a fresh meal today” or “If I can get this out of the way, I can have time to watch a movie, FaceTime or WhatsApp with my family and friends.” 
  3. Give myself  occasional breaks to avoid burnout. I’ll take short breaks to go into the garden before I return indoors to continue with my work. 
  4. Yes I will avoid multitasking and behaving like a ‘superwoman’.  
  5. I shall avoid getting distracted by unnecessary negative thoughts so my  productivity does not suffer.
  6. I shall observe a good sleeping pattern. 

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Wednesday 8 April 2020

We Shall Beat the Virus ..

When the year started, most of us had New Years resolutions and plans. Only two months into 2020 and life takes an almost 360degree turn when a virus literally forces all of us to rethink life. 

On 1st January 2020, along the many wonderful Rotarians, I marched the streets of London in the London's New Year's Day Parade - The World's Greatest Street Spectacular! cheered and watched by by over 500,000 and viewed by millions around world. My reasons for taking part was to raise awareness on polio eradication and the amazing work undertaken by Rotary. Well, I don’t know what your resolution was, or what your plans were.

 Now that we all sit and self distance, I hope we don’t lose that which unites us, I trust we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.  

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