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NEWS

The continuing lockdown combined with

shorter, more wintery days is having a

significant impact on people's motivation,

according to research* undertaken

recently. Joan Haines, Director at Shared

Inspiration, says: "For some of us, our

homes have become the place where

we live, educate children, work, clean,

tidy, plan, organise and carry out most

of our daily lives at the moment, which

is affecting people's wellbeing and

happiness and having a detrimental

effect on many people's motivation to

get stuff done. At Shared Inspiration we

are finding that there are five key factors

that are impacting on people's motivation

at the moment: the weather, comfort

eating, social support - or lack of it,

procrastination and something we call the

''Dormouse effect.'"

Haines and, fellow Shared Inspiration

Director, Jacci Wright, have five tips to

help people tackle these challenges,

helping them to feel more energised and

re-motivated.

1. Get outside - whatever the weather!

The cold, dark winter days can lead to

low mood however a walk or run - or

even just sitting outside - can boost your

mood. There is no need to think that there

is weather that you can't go outside in -

just wear the right kit - check out ebay for

low-cost options.

2. Throw off the duvet and re-invent

the morning commute. The Dormouse

effect, not wanting to leave the warm

comfort off our beds on dark, cold

mornings, can lead to lethargy. If you are

working from home why not re-invent

your morning 'commute', give yourself a

new routine of 'getting to the office'? And

don't forget to practice compassion - if

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Five easy ways to kickstart motivation during lockdown 3.

today didn't work for you, tomorrow will.

3. Find small pleasures in lockdown.

As many as 67% of people put on weight

during the first lockdown**. If you find

yourself comfort eating, try swapping junk

food for other small pleasures, such as

trying out new healthier recipes, drinking

lots of water, having ready-cut low-calorie

snacks like carrot sticks and celery in the

fridge for those moments when you want

to 'graze'.

4. Reconnect with friends and family.

Maintaining good relationships with the

people we care about can really help our

motivation - see how creative you can

be in still having social supports using

all the platforms available to you, such

as video calls, phone calls, messaging,

zoom - get involved in virtual groups that

are doing things you love, such as book

clubs, quiz nights, knitting clubs, physical

activity, dance… the list of types of groups

springing up right now is endless!

5. Make your own mindset to tackle

procrastination. Often tasks become so

overwhelming that we put them off. A

shift in mindset, such as the 'action brings

satisfaction' mindset, can help kick-start

your motivation to get a job done. Make

up your own mindset to suit your situation

and your challenges. When we feel we

can direct and control our own life we

feel more content and happier, which is

essential for feeling motivated.

Says Haines, "By using any one or all

five of these techniques everyone can give

their energy levels a boost - to feel more in

control and motivated."

*Gallup

**According to Slimming World

www.sharedinspiration.co.uk

continued over

Mr Motivator is back, helping

raise money for JDRF.

Read full story overleaf.

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