It’s Tuesday, the beginning of the work week for most of us. Many of us are thinking about how we still have 3 more days until the weekend. Sometimes all we see looming in front of us is endless meetings, tedious projects and suddenly the rapidly dwindling coffee supply in the office. While some offices address brain fatigue with onsite yoga classes, gym facilities and even DJ’s, the rest of us have to relay on more traditional methods such as scrolling through the internet to read motivational quotes, listing to music, moving the body around, meditating or even playing video games! I have combined two of these strategies here – viewing images and reading text to help you find inspiration and motivation.
Sometimes all it takes is for us to stop and take the time to remember why it is that we are doing what we are doing – why we are at work and what we are working for. Is it to purchase that dream house? Afford that amazing vacation? What exactly is it that we are working so hard for and “bringing home the bacon” for?
There is this fantastic little book that I found called The Little Book of Answers by Doug Lennox that has interesting little insights into commonly used quotes and phrases that we use everyday. it claims to explain the “how, where, and why of stuff you thought you knew” such as:
“Why is do we say someone who is successful is ‘bringing home the bacon’?
This thousand-year-old expression came from a common British competition of trying to catch a greased pig at a country fair. But the first time it was recorded and entered into modern use in North America was in 1910, when, after her son won a championship fight, Jack Johnson’s mother told the press, ‘My boy said he’d bring home the bacon.’ From then on, ‘bringing home the bacon’ meant achieving success.” ~ Doug Lennox – The Little Book of Answers
What do you use for your work week motivation?