When job hunting, popping crackers and opening presents on Christmas can`t keep you from reflecting on your achievements and productivity in that year. In January your inbox fills with job notifications and your diary screams out for spare room. Your analytical thinking kicks in and you see yourself as a product while creating a plan of action to promote your skill set to the best of your abilities.
Nowadays, most people are aware of the importance of working out. We have noticed a trend in the fact that more and more users update their Instagram profiles with photos/videos of them working out in their fancy outfits and colourful trainers. I am happy to see the increase in awareness among young people in the last 2-3 years who are including gym time into their daily routines. However, the question we should be asking ourselves is “Am I doing the right thing when I work out?” The last thing we want, with our busy schedules, is to waste our time in the gym. We invest money into our gym memberships, outfits and supplements and we spend extra time to follow all the “gurus” on social media in seek of tailored advice.
I wrote this post as a reminder of demotivating internal and external factors which may cause us delays in reaching our targets and wasting time and resources either in our personal livers or at work. I figured if I took notes of these I would discover some analogies and hypothetical solutions for each factor, I would find it easier to deal with demotivating situations when they occur. In a capitalist, hectic, monopolized society less and less people succeed in keeping up with the momentum without being affected mentally.Therefore I wanted to share my findings with you. The following list describes what happens with our brain and emotions in those demotivating days and how to attack the situation.
If you answer “Yes” to most of the questions below, this post is for you:
- Have you set up unachievable goals for yourself and got disappointed in the process?
- Have you worked yourself up too much over something you really wanted that it made you scared, overwhelmed and eventually you gave up?
- Have you set up a goal that required stages and time to be achieved, but your patience ended and you fell into the black hole of the unknown?
- Has the tension ever prevented you from realising how simple the solution of an issue was?
- Have you started to incur health problems due to stress and self-induced pressure?
- Have you always been so patient and tolerant towards everyone else but yourself?
- Do you often forget you are one and the day has 24 hours when it comes to achievement and progression?
If you are tired of stressful job interviews, if you are fed up with feeling scared to answer questions about yourself and you career choices, if you hate applying for jobs because you know you’d have to lie your way throughout, follow these simple steps which will put your mind at ease and help you make the right choices. It’s about time…your time to shine!
I am sure many of you can empathize with me on this one; the feeling you get when you go for a job interview and the scary person across starts to ask “What are you good at?”, “Why would you be suitable for this role?”, “Why are you interested in our company?”, “What do you expect from us if successful?” and you sit there and feel like the world’s most horrific happenings had just collapsed in your head, you start sweating and feeling sick to your stomach…who needs that in their lives?