This time of year might be the worst time of the year. Everyone is eager for spring and summer and yet the snow and the rain and the ice just keeps coming. It's discouraging. It's depressing. It can mess with your mind and affect your work, too.
What can you do to push through and make it to Spring?
Chris bought me some beautiful tulips for Valentine's Day. Even though we keep having snow storms, the black dirt and blooming flowers remind me that Spring IS coming.
Playing upbeat music always helps to clear my mood. Chris laughs at me, but I love playing Broadway Showtunes or songs from Disney movies on my Pandora station. I think the character's dramatic predicaments and then positive outlook and conquering attitude helps me dramatically make it through my day! If you're ever on a call with me, you can be assured that I was JUST listening to upbeat music before I said "hello!" Music is definitely the soundtrack of my life and is SO much more uplifting than TV, Facebook or dead air in our office.
Trying out a new restaurant always lifts my mood, too. I love scouring the menu, trying to find the treasure that may become my new favorite. Of course, I analyze their customer service and marketing--I can't help it-- and I love how a new setting and new food heightens my senses.
What can YOU do this week to lift your mood and get you to the other side of the winter slump? Write me back and tell me what you're up to. I'd love to hear!
P.S. We are in the middle of our move to our new house and things are a little CrAzY over here. But that doesn't mean we aren't working! We are finishing up two huge website projects, enrolling new bookkeeping clients, and setting up new Google AdWords accounts. I have moved so many times that I actually set up a system for keeping things organized along the way. If you want my Moving Checklist for a less stressful move, you can grab it HERE. Thank goodness we have a rock star team at Never Alone Business Services, helping us help YOU. They keep us on track and keep all the projects moving forward!
Hi, I'm Jen Hickle!