I am in the middle of a winter cold; drippy nose, bleary eyes, major lack of energy. I was feeling sorry for myself thinking that nothing could cure my blahs. I would just have to wait it out. Or would I? Yesterday, I was sitting in the office waiting for the day to end so I could go home and take a nap. The phone rang, and it was someone wanting me to list her house. Suddenly, I felt better, more energized. I have to say that I love my job, and success on anything always gives me a boost. Now I had an immediate goal. I searched tax records, listing histories, and sold comparables in preparation for my listing appointment. I don't know who said "Find work that you love, and you will never work a day in your life," but he was almost right.
We can control our own lives much more than we know. Even in the midst of a miserable cold, a good attitude and a little adrenelin rush can change our view of the day. This is the time of year for setting goals. Make a list of those things you would like to accomplish, both realistic and "wish list" goals. Put the ones you are most likely to accomplish at the top of the page, and the wish list ones on the bottom. Hang the list where you can see it every day. You will be surprised how much you will accomplish with this simple excercise. Your goals can be immediate (i.e. clean out the refregerator or clear off your desk), or long term business or personal goals (lose weight or grow your business). Don't let the winter blahs take control of your life. Get out from under that blanket and do something that you have been wanting to get done for a while. You will feel better.