Throughout our lives we all experience what can be referred to as a rut or a slump. It might start off as a simple setback like catching a virus and being out sick for a few days. For some it might stem from frustration at one’s job, or perhaps it might just be a case of the winter blues. Either way, if left unchecked we can very quickly find ourselves in a place of stagnation. Now of course this is not a happy place, nor is it conducive to any kind of personal growth. What happens when you want to get out of it, but you can’t find the door? Or even worse, what do you do when you see the door but you can’t bring yourself to open it? In order to combat procrastination/stagnation, it’s important firstly to realize that you are in fact frozen in motion. Here are some common examples:
- Dieting or changing your eating habits
- Making time for exercise
- Getting back in the dating game
- Waiting on that great new business idea
- Finally finishing that novel you started several times already.
Ok, great. I get it. But how do I fix it?
Here are a few strategies that I and others have found helpful:
Move your body
Take a walk, go for a bike ride, start a bar fight for all I care, it doesn’t matter how you do it, just do it. By getting your blood pumping you will find that you’re now in a place of physical activation. The hardest part to achieving anything worthwhile is getting momentum, to “Start”. Now that you’ve activated yourself and you built up some momentum for life in general, starting whatever it is you really want to tackle will be that much easier from here on in.
Get outside and get some sun
Since we are all chemical photosensitive people, a great natural way to boost your mood is by getting more sunlight. During the winter months especially, many people struggle with maintaining positivity and staying upbeat. With cloudier weather and shorter days, sunlight, or the lack thereof, is a significant contributing factor to this difficulty. That’s why it’s so important to make time for the sun while it’s shining. Just 15-25 minutes a day of sunlight can make all the difference.
Clean your home
By creating order in your home, you are in effect creating order in your life. Even if the object of your procrastination has nothing to do with your external environment, by taking action to order your life in anyway, you will be in effect, paving the way for more overall productivity in all areas of your life. Plus, like I said earlier, moving your body, in and of itself, can be the necessary catalyst toward positive change.
Start a Blog
Ok, I know this one is a bit ironic as I’m writing a blog as we speak (so to speak), still, it’s a great idea in that it helps you express what you’re feeling and will create a back and forth relationship with those reading it. By getting other people involved in your life and ideas, that in itself lends power to what you want to achieve. For instance, if you want to lose some weight by cutting out processed sugars, or if you want to quit smoking, when you tell some people, hell, tell everyone! – If you’re serious and ready for some real change by expressing your plans to others it will in effect make you accountable to them. Nobody wants to look like a failure, and once everyone knows what your goals are you will work extra hard to meet them.
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