By- Tom Kubrak
“What the hell is going on!” You scream at yourself after your second week in a row of not producing the results you want, your third meeting you had to cancel, your second week missing your workouts, and just not having that edge you had before where you felt like you could do anything you set your mind to.
But now… it’s gone and your new mission becomes, ‘Figure out what you need to do.’
A war is going on and it’s between you. You and you only.
What are you willing to do to get yourself out of this spot you find yourself in in your life?
Before any of these strategies you have to ask yourself, “Am I willing to do whatever is necessary to get out of this slump?”
It may take some time but now you can begin to get yourself back on track.
Possible Slump Breakers
- Tell yourself what was going on
- Write down what’s going on
- Write out your goals and put them somewhere you can see daily
- Tell one to two people about your new commitment
- Find out what was working before and bring it back
- Write down what you will and won’t do now
- Implement a reading plan and recruit a few people to join you
- Do some research
- Remind yourself why you’re doing what you’re doing
- Start a meditation practice
- Reschedule and move things around on your calendar
- Challenge yourself- and let go of something you’ve been doing that may be holding you back(check out The Bounce Back Effect Post on ReadyAction
- Implement a daily walking routine
- Have a day with no technology
- Take a weekend for yourself and travel somewhere
- Take a week off to reassess
- If you can’t take a week off, take a half day. If you can’t do that take the night off.
- Start working out just a few minutes each day and gradually increase the time as each day/week passes.
- Grab a drink with a friend and talk it out.
Check out Melissa Pierce’s post at https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-surprising-way-to-get-out-of-a-slump to find out the benefits and what it means to be “Actively Patient” when finding out how to get out of your slump.
Sometimes what you need to do is obvious. Other times it’s hidden somewhere. Just keep trying and recognizing that you’re not where you want to be and make it happen.
“My motto was to always keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was to keep swinging.” -Hank Aaron
By- Tom Kubrak
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