Feeling bored or uninspired during lockdown?

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As we’re coming to the end of our fifth week of lockdown, it’s a good time to reflect on what direction our lives have been moving in so far, and the current position we find ourselves in. 
For many, boredom will be setting in - tediously staring at the same walls and watching the days go by, whilst complaining to family and friends that “there’s nothing to do”.  

At M10, we discuss the feeling of boredom with our clients – as it's something that we believe is self-inflicted. Anyone that comes into contact with our coaches, team members or clients can vouch for that!  
To us, boredom is a by-product of being uninspired by the environment that you find yourself in, and this can quickly have a downstream effect on your mental and emotional health. Ever notice yourself getting snappy at those around you? Or harbouring feelings of frustration for no reason in particular?  
If you can relate to this and would like some help on how to find inspiration, escape boredom and feel more fulfilled, read our top tips below: 

  • Set a goal that you’d like to have achieved before coming out of quarantine. The timeframe is important as it introduces a low level of urgency to accompany the goal, meaning you’re going to commit more time to achieving it. Make the goal challenging, but possible. Let your creative mind flow.
  • Change your environment. And we don’t mean go outside! Change where you spend most of your time within the house. Try working in different rooms, listening to different music and wearing different clothes. The psychology of our surroundings heavily influences our behaviour within that environment. If you wear pyjamas all day, you’re not likely to be motivated to do anything out of the ordinary!
  • Plan your day the night before. Using a journal or diary, make a commitment to yourself by writing a list of your tasks for the following day, and then stick to it. This will not only increase productivity but also develop a high level of discipline by taking action on what you said you would do.
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  • Find others that inspire you. We don’t mean those that make you wish you were more like them, but instead inspire you to be a better version of yourself. Remember to find those in a similar position to yourself, as they will face the same challenges as you! Notice how they spend their time, reach out to them for advice and even set out on your own path to inspire others. 
Are you currently feeling bored, uninspired or demotivated?  We can help you look after your physical and mental wellbeing during lockdown with M10 online coaching. Click here link to find out more and get started today!
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