Most people see January as a negative, blue and depressing month. Christmas is over, you've eaten way more than you should have and you've spent even more. But here at Freshfield Services, we want to help you banish those January Blues and give you little bits of motivation throughout this month - take a look here at the 10 ways you can boost your motivation and banish January Blues...
1. Refresh your CV
Sounds obvious, but it will feel like making a fresh start. Plus it'll give you a boost thinking about all the things you achieved in 2016.
2. Learn something new
Think about that one thing you've always wanted to do or a skill you could benefit from having. If your company is able to pay for courses or classes, take a look online at classes near you. If not, there's plenty of free courses you can take online - check out whats available here: https://alison.com/
3. Get Networking
It doesn't have to be anything formal, just taking someone out for a coffee to pick their brain can get you ahead in the networking game.
4. Give yourself a social media clense
Take a look through all of your social media platforms and give them a 'brand'. For example, keep the same profile picture, biography and general look. This will make them all look more professional. For more tips on this, check out our post on how to boost your social media presence when job seeking.
5. Organise yourself
Organising your workspace will make you feel cleansed and relaxed. Be relentless and shred, bin or file away anything you don't need and keep it simple. You'll be amazed at how clear you mind feels afterwards.
6. Stay away from your screen during out-of-hours
Job searching day in day out is tiring and can use up a lot of time - make sure you only search during the hours you would usually work - ie. between 9am and 5pm. Treat it like a working day and take a lunch break too. If you can, go outside for a walk or better yet use the gym (January is gym season after all!)
7. Add 5 new skills to LinkedIn
Expand your LinkedIn by showing off what you've done in the past year, this will bring you new contacts, new views and plenty of new connections.