• Monday Motivation

     
    POSTED October 12, 2015
     

The Monday blues are real, and it’s hard to get motivated when coming off a weekend. We thought up five quick tips for you to focus on to help jump start that next great idea.

Create a mini schedule

We all have weekly schedules of meetings and deadlines, but an even smaller schedule can help, especially when you need to do something you’re dreading. Commit to working on that project for one hour and do nothing else aside from that. The next hour, work on something else, return to it or work on another project and so on. This can make the day go faster and make you productive—a win-win situation.

Let your mind wander

Take a quick break at your desk if you find yourself seriously unable to focus. Turn away from your computer and think about why you’re doing this project and what its purpose is. Try to find some reason as to why you want to do it—even if you don’t. If nothing else, you can work toward that sense of accomplishment of finishing something you really didn’t want to. You will return to work with a renewed commitment to the task at hand.

Take a walk

Sitting at a desk all day can make one incredibly sleepy and unenthused. Get up and walk outside for a bit—even just 15 minutes will wake you up and give you a renewed sense of energy. Plus, it has the added bonus of getting a tiny bit of exercise in an otherwise sedentary day.

Peer pressure

Tell a friend or co-worker you absolutely have to finish something, and tell them to check up on you. You’ll have someone be accountable for you, so you’re more likely to get things done. Remember, no lying allowed.

Think positive

This can be almost impossible when sitting at your desk on a Monday dreading the week ahead. But, try to turn  your work into a game. Monitor your progress and celebrate as you finish even the smallest of tasks. Finish that spreadsheet? Check the news or some other site for a few minutes. Done with that pestering report? Snag yourself some chocolate. (Ok, maybe we’re just trying to find any excuse to eat chocolate…)

What do you do to stay motivated? We’re always looking for tips!

There aren’t enough dysphemisms in the English language for 2020. The good news is that the light at the end of the tunnel is coming in 2021, but we still expect to see conferences continue in virtual or hybrid environments. I can safely say that we miss the human element, such as socializing and networking, but I want to acknowledge that there are benefits to virtual.

According to a recent survey by Bizzabo, nearly two-thirds of event marketers believe tools to engage virtual attendees will play a key role in 2021.

 

With restrictions across the country in a state of constant flux, not everyone is ready to jump back into meeting in person. While some planners are eager to get back to “normal,” the long-term adjustment to new protocols and potential risks make some hesitant to gather.

While wearing masks and social distancing can help keep attendees safe, intentional design choices—such as including natureinspired elements and materials and plenty of plants—can also help calm attendees.

 

With executive orders and restrictions across the country in a state of constant flux, not everyone is ready to jump back into meeting in person. While some planners are eager to get back to “normal,” the long-term adjustment to new meeting protocols and potential risks make some hesitant to gather.

While wearing masks and social distancing can help keep attendees safe, intentional design choices—such as including nature-inspired elements and materials and plenty of plants—can also help to calm attendees.