“Unpurposeful” – it may not be a real word, but it’s a real feeling!

Do you ever feel like you are on autopilot, just going through your daily motions at work and at home? 

It makes me feel like my wheels are spinning.  I feel totally unproductive and definitely not purposeful!

It’s ironic because I am so focused, have a clear idea of where I’m going and know where I want to end up, but sometimes I still feel totally unproductive.

For those of you thinking…’take a chill pill Victoria’, it’s not about an inability to unplug and take time off. I do that SUPERBLY!

What I’m talking about is feeling unpurposeful.   Not having a clear idea of what I want to be focusing on.

Here are 3 tips that I use to help me get out of my own way…and back to being purposeful.

TIP #1:  READ

No joke. I read something that interests or inspires me.

This past weekend I was inspired by the most recent issue of Women of Influence magazine. I love reading about other women’s journeys. Their stories.  It fuels and motivates me.  That’s what makes me tick…but maybe not you;)

TIP #2: CHOOSE ONE THING

When I am feeling like I’m unproductive or unfocused, I remind myself to just think of jONE thing. One goal, or maybe it’s something I want to start doing differently.   Bringing my attention to one specific thing allows me to start feeling productive.

TIP #3: JUST DO IT!

What a cliché, but it’s true. Take action. Make it happen.

For me it was signing up for a boxing class and giving back.  The giving back took the form of telling people about a great gift idea for your colleagues, boss, family, etc…

A gift that keeps on giving.….where you purchase a gift, on behalf of the person you are buying for, but the gift is given to less fortunate and incredibly deserving children that are part of the Hannehowardfund.org.  I have no way of attaching the PDF with the information, but if you want to avoid buying of the sake of buying…. these are meaningful and incredibly ‘productive’ gifts that truly impact the course of a child’s life.  Email me at Victoria@turnercoaching.com and I’ll send you the info!

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