We all have them, unforgiving downers, quirks, mood swings, depressive episodes and we all at one point or another get stuck in the well heard of rut. Why do other people seem to have it so easy? – We find ourselves asking over and over.
The secret is, they have it just as easy as you do. You have the capacity to get out of that rut, you have the capacity to leave that feeling behind. You just need to know where to start…
Sweat the small stuff out – the small things that have been getting on your nerves each time you think about them, get them out the way first of all, you put them off because you think you should be focusing on the things that ‘matter more’, the bigger things. The trick is to get the small stuff out the way, it destresses the situation and isn’t playing in the back of your mind and you can focus greater on the bigger tasks later.
Take a break – A 20 minute walk anywhere, nowhere in mind, just take a little time out and refresh and regain. Walking helps clear your head, don’t focus on a destination, just walk, put your headphones in if you want, just go. The fresh air, the movement and soft exercise helps your body in ways you wouldn’t imagine. It’ll do wonders, believe me and when you get back to what you need to do, you’ll feel a lot better minded and relaxed.
Phone a friend – We’re not playing who wants to be a millionaire, we’re reconnecting. Phone the friend you haven’t spoken to in a while because you’ve been burying your head in whatever has made you feel this way. Chances are, they’ve been feeling similar or have done at one point and it’s good to just get it off your chest, even if they don’t have any advice on what to do, getting it out your system is therapy itself.
Childhood comforts – What did you do as a child that was a fond memory? Go back to that, revisit that time that comforted you, be it eating Nutella out a jar, climbing a tree (yes adults can do this too), play with lego, get stuck into a favourite childhood book. Don’t forget who you are and who you used to be as what used to help you through these times, will no doubt comfort you again and make you realise where you’ve came since then.
Regroup and refocus – By now, you’ll remember the list of goals in the back of your Filofax or the vision board or the list of goals you wanted to achieve, how many have you crossed off the list? How many have you still to go? Remind yourself why you’re working yourself so hard and pushing yourself to be the best, it’s because of those goals! Focus on them and remember, you will achieve them, it just takes time to get there.
You hold the key, the door is there, we all get hazy in a rut just remember, clear it and open the next door.
To your success…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tahar Ali comes from humble beginnings to owning a highly successful real estate investment company conducting over $1billion in sales every year.
Tahar is also a prominent inspirational motivational professional business speaker and consultant who has challenged and changed the way people think in pursuit of their dreams.
His passion is working with others live the life of their dreams and has transformed lives with his inspirational talks all over the United States of America and the globe. To book Tahar for your event or conference please Call (USA) +1 323-522-4879 or (UK) +44 207 692 7031.