- I’m am tired all the time
- I don’t enjoy doing things that I used to
- I dread going to work and wish I was somewhere else when there
- I can’t find work or clients and feel like a failure
- I’m more negative about myself
- I don’t seem to bounce back from setbacks like I used to
- I can’t concentrate and focus on tasks
- I don’t care and don’t care that I don’t care
5 Key Steps to go from the Pits to the Peak
Problems and obstacles in life always present themselves, and some you overcome easily, but others take you down. If you feel any of the statements above be aware that you may be in a slump. Acknowledge and accept it. That is the first step. Wallowing in it gets you nowhere. Know that this shall pass and things can and do get better.
Get out of the perpetual victim mode as it’s an easy, but painful, place to live. If you want to get out of your slump you must be willing to let it go. Avoid looking for sympathy and change focus from problems to solutions.
Yes exercise and healthy eating will make you feel better, but look at mentally what are you feeding yourself. Avoid watching the news and negative people as they can all just fuel your slump. Read, watch and listen to things that are going to boost and guide you.
Take a moment and look at whom you are connecting with the most. Who do you call and spend time with? What are their attitudes like? If they are negative and support you for being in a slump, it may be time to make some changes. Seek out people who are positive and going to lift you up. Ones that are advocates for your success and well-being.
It’s time to take action. Decide on one step that you can take to pull yourself out of the slump. Start small, really small. Right now is just about doing something that will make you feel better. Start right now. Patience is important too, but some assume patience is doing nothing, remaining idle, sitting on your hands and waiting. That’s wrong during a slump, if you want to get out of it then take some form of action.