Ever wake up and automatically feel defeated? Like you’re not progressing in the way you want, as quickly as you want etc.. and suddenly you’re a victim of the success you’re trying to achieve? Clearly, writing from personal experience. I’ve felt this many times. I’ve woken up and just wanted to stay in bed and not deal. I’ve even gone the point of over action in order to fix the problem I think I’ve identified. So if you’re like me, how do you get out of the funk and back to reality? Here are 4 things I force myself to do and sure enough it snaps me back into reality and out of my funk!
1. Take a shower.
Yes, go take a shower. Strip away the literal funk of the day and in doing so you are giving yourself a break, a minute or (20) to rinse away the stress. Taking a shower gives forces you to unplug and delve into your thoughts. Take the time to get clear. Once you step out the shower, you are starting into a clean, fresh mindset. Don’t let the insecurities and fear you have keep you in a funk you don’t deserve.
2. Show Up.
90% of success is showing up. If you want something you have to go after it, and in order to go after it you have to be present. Even if you’re in a job, or a place that ultimately you don’t want to be you have to show up. You have to alway give your best. Every step, every choice you make along the way shapes your character. So on those days that you feel defeated and want to stay in bed – those are the days that you have to commit to your success and show up.
3. Call a friend.
Can’t get out of the funk on your own? Call a friend. Call your mentor. Call someone you can vent to, but make sure it’s someone who will also challenge you. Someone who can help you see the bigger picture. Sometimes just a 10-minute chat can help clear the fog out of your head and get you back on track. For me, it’s talking to my hubby on our goals or my sister. Doesn’t really matter but make sure you trust them and that they have no problem calling you out.
4. Make a list.
Get out a pen and a piece of paper to take stock of your life. From a professional standpoint, but also a personal one. You want to truly see what’s happening in your life so that you can see how each little decision is leading you towards accomplishing your goals. In making this list, it causes you to reflect. If you’re not happy about your job then change it. Or maybe you’re happy with aspects of your current role, but not all of it. Creating a list of your reality can help you identify an action plan.
Ultimately, it’s about progressing forward. Don’t stop, don’t quit and always show up. Constantly moving towards a goal is key to not falling into a permanent funk.