Have you ever found yourself in a slump? Whether it’s big or small, a slump can make the best day feel like such a chore. And, everyone (yes, everyone) goes through them from time to time. I’ve been through plenty myself. While i’m no expert, today I thought i’d pull back the blog curtain and fill you in on how I pull myself out of a slump – whether it’s the size of the thunderstorm or more like a puddle. Here are the four things that always help me.
Discover the Root of the Problem
More often than not, I don’t realize i’m in a slump until i’m in deep. And by deep, I mean I cannonballed in and can’t find a way to get out. And, while I feel off I just can’t seem to figure out why. But, i’ve found that the fastest way to get yourself back on track, is by figuring out what caused the slump in the first place. So, how do you do that? Think about what causes you the most stress.
If you’re still having trouble, try confiding in someone close to you. For me I either call my mom, talk with J, or chat with my best friend Mackenzie. Sometimes explaining your issue to someone else can help you figure out what went wrong in the first place.
Make a Change
This is undeniably the hardest part of getting yourself out of slump. But, it’s also the most important part. Odds are your slump developed because you need to make some type of change to your life. Whether it’s a job, a relationship or a lifestyle – somethings gotta’ give. I’m the first to admit change can be daunting, but it can also be incredibly rewarding.
J and I found ourselves in a slump while we were living in Florida, and realized it just wasn’t the place for us. So, we packed up our things found new jobs and are beyond happy that we did. Sure, I know it can be intimidating but just have faith in yourself and your decisions. I promise, it’s worth it.
Don’t try to “Control” Uncontrollables
This is a BIGGY for me. I’m 99.9% Type A, so whenever I find myself unhappy I try to control everything around me. And, well that’s just not very healthy. The moral of the story? Just breath and live. And realize that sometimes life is going to happen, but it all has a funny way of working out in the end.
Take More “You” Time
The first thing I do when I get into a slump is focus on me. Typically, all I want to do is lay on my couch and watch netflix/eat candy. But, instead I get myself up, get my butt to the gym, head to Trader Joe’s and grab some fresh food and live healthy. And, it’s just what the doctor ordered.
I’m the first to admit I used to think this was complete BS, but you guys, trust me: living healthier makes you feel better inside and out. Now, I use my workouts to keep myself happier and healthier.
How do you get yourself out of a slump?
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