The looming final months of the year can be a stressful time. From organising Christmas parties to making sure everything is wrapped up at work, it can become a bit of a frenzy. In this blog, we cover ways to boost motivation in November and December, so that you can finish off the year on a high note.
1. Eat brain loving foods
With the thought of Christmas and New Year close by, it can be hard to stay focused and motivated. Making sure you follow a nutritious diet during this time can be especially important. In particular, eating foods that promote optimal brain function.
These include foods such as:
- Dark Chocolate
- Fatty fish
Try incorporating more of these foods into your diet and see how your focus and memory shift!
2. Set small attainable goals for the new year
Delicious food and relaxing aside – this time of the year is a great time to reflect and create new goals and intentions for the new year ahead. Try writing down your goals, creating a vision board or listening to a few goal-setting podcasts in the next two months.
Creating this vision and intent before the new year comes around is a great way to increase motivation and avoid the holiday ‘slump’.
4. Create a healthy routine
Try to stick to your usual routine when it comes to nutrition and fitness. If it can be improved, try making small changes to make sure you are staying fit and healthy.
If it means going for a walk after work every day or adding in one extra gym workout – these little changes can make a big difference to your physical wellbeing and mental.
However, if you are feeling burnt out and tired, try to use this time to give your body what it is asking for. This might mean doing less intense exercise, but perhaps taking it outside for a gentle walk in the sunshine and fresh air.
Listen to your intuition and do things in line with your mental and physical wellbeing.
5. Set boundaries
If you are swamped at work, yet have a list of social events piling up and causing stress – say NO. Listen to what you need and be okay with saying no to a couple of things, if it means your mental health will benefit.
6. Make time for yourself
Amidst the frenzy and stress brought on by the end of the year, make sure to take out time for yourself. This could be anything from having a warm bath, reading your book or taking yourself out for a breakfast.
If you can prioritise time to yourself even when life is busy, you will notice a world of a difference.
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