Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Life Slump?

Since i have been experiencing a somewhat called "life slump" i have been trying to search some tips how to basically get my shit back together. I found several tips that i thought i might share with you and see what you think? or maybe you are feeling the same. Might i just add living in a country where 360 days a years it is either raining or just plain grey and cold all the damn time, this might play a certain role in my moodswings?

So after researching several different sites i found a funny piece on, she basically starts off with:

"Sometimes you just feel beige (YES). Do you know what I mean?(YES) You've hit a rut and are looking for ways to get out of a slump, but you're so deep in it the whole worlds gone beige(Maybe not the whole world?). The restaurants you love all start tasting the same(nahh i love food, haah), you're the only one not laughing while out with friends(nahh i love laughing), your goals seem meh(YES), and your job feels like something out of the opening scenes of Fight Club, where you just can't take it anymore(Not really?). That's when it hits you: You need to shake things up(YES!). You have to get moving, get learning and thinking, in order to change this trajectory your life is currently on. 

But while you can barely summon the will to cook off the covers in the morning, reinventing your whole life can feel like a tall order(OMG where to start). But shaking yourself out of a life slump doesn't need to be this huge undertaking. Rather, it's just a matter of taking a series of baby steps that will eventually lead you to your "aha" moment(PLEASE YES PLEASE?). You don't have to take intimidating leaps and bounds — small, every day moves are allowed, too(THANKGOD, already tired thinking about it haha). So if you're one of the many that feel like they've hit a life slump, here are seven tips for you."

Let the tips begin

1. Take All The "Fluff" Out Of Your Calendar

According to Melissa Piercelife coach and Forbes contributor, "The first thing I do when I’m in a slump is remove the unnecessary from my calendar. I postpone coffee dates and errands until I can get some perspective on what I’m waiting for exactly. Contrary to what you might be thinking, this is not idleness or avoidance—it’s reassessment..." You officially have permission to turn yourself into a shut-in. No start pinpointing the beginning of this rut.

Hmm...probably a good one seeing as how that many social dates helps you keep your attention elsewhere...but it also keeps me sort of happy, struggle?

2. Take It One Goal At A Time

Lifestyle writer Brian Lee at Lifehack explained, "You cannot maintain energy and focus (the two most important things in accomplishing a goal) if you are trying to do two or more goals at once. It’s not possible — I’ve tried it many times. You have to choose one goal, for now, and focus on it completely." Plus side: By allowing yourself to focus on just one major goal at a time, you'll let yourself enjoy the process of meeting it, too.

I am loving this one! is true, being focused on to many goals and plans at the same time will make you loose any kind of oversight.

3. Change Just One Part Of Your Routine Per Day

Entrepreneur writer Richard Feloni at Business Insider elaborates, "Just make it one easy thing each day. Wake up an hour early to read a novel. Get lunch with a coworker you don't know well. Go for a jog after work." After all, little things can lead to big changes.

This seems like a good tip as well seeing as how small changes are acceptable for the brain and can perhaps even challenge you to try new things or do things that you keep putting aside

4. Consume All The Inspiration And Motivation You Can Get Your Hands On

Your main goal here is to learn and see all the amazing, beautiful things people achieved and created in the subjects you're interested in and are apart of.
Business writer Chris Winfield at entrepreneur site Inc, recommended, "Read, watch, and listen to things that are going to uplift you, not depress you." Consume things that will trigger your creativity, ambitions, and competitiveness.

Yes, the more i feel inspired the more i feel like doing things.

5. Surround Yourself With Your Goal

Remember in Tip #2 when we talked about taking it one goal at a time? Well to motivate yourself, make that goal become all-consuming. Lee shared, "When I lose motivation, I just read a book or blog about my goal. It inspires me and reinvigorates me." Get your hands on pieces that will make you want to dive right into your ambitions — read articles about your industry, follow people who've achieved your dreams and talk about their journeys, borrow books crammed with tips on how to make that particular goal a reality. Surround yourself with your goal, and take serious strides in achieving it.

That is why i bought the life planner a while back, i don't know if you remember but i wrote about it and it is amazing! Do you like notebooks or agenda's that will inspire you on your journey than have a look on kikki-k.

6. Do Something Radically Different

Winfield suggested, "What are you going to do right now? Start really small. The whole point is to just do something. Something that will make you feel better. Start right now." No more waiting!

I know humans have the tendency to move each important responsibility to another day, i think we all know the "oh ill do that tomorrow" line, if it is working out, doing homework, studying or any other duties. For example i need to brush my dogs teeth, they hate it, i hate it so i keep saying tomorrow. Until yesterday, i did it and it felt great!

7. Be Grateful For The Slump

While it might feel annoying while you're in it, you should actually feel grateful for the slump. It alerted you that something is missing in your life and that you've been coasting for too long.

Winfield pointed out, "What can be learned from this slump? What is it telling you? How is it helping you to change?...Be thankful for the lessons it is teaching you." So rather than cursing it, be glad it shook you out of a too-comfortable routine.

Who knows on what kind of cool journey it will lead you down?

I love how after reading this i feel more inspired and powerful to continue my journey and see where it will lead me to, do you want to read the full article then have a look at this blog here.


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