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Regaining your momentum after a setback

Step away & get busy method to regaining your momentum

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So, I have a scientific/not so scientific method for regaining your momentum if you feel like you’re losing steam, feeling low-energy or getting distracted.

1 — Acknowledge that it’s normal. You are pursuing your dreams, pushing out of your comfort zone so there is going to be resistance. It can be internal or external. Something that’s just in your mind or things happening around you, in your environment that is seemingly holding you back.

2 — Diagnose and prescribe. Just as you do with a headache or the common cold. You know the systems as soon as they start to rear their ugly head. Then you proceed to prescription mode. Have a list of things handy that you can immediately execute to lift your energy, elevate your mood and back in alignment with your goals. Some of those things for me are: exercise, some kind of housework, gratitude list, recommit to your ‘why’ or purpose, reaffirm your goals, change your environment like visiting a nice coffee shop or impromptu brunch/lunch with a friend or phone call with a friend.

3 — Before you get back to work. Review your goals and your plan for achieving them. Try to put on your analytical hat. Look at activities already executed, how well they worked or didn’t. And see how you can take little shifts to change the outcome in your favour. If you are working with a coach, review your action items/homework. Have you executed them? If not, get back on track with those things. Of course, if you’re not working with someone, I sincerely recommend that you look into that. If you have not been getting the results you desire on your own, then more of the same will equal more of the same.

This is what has been working for me. I hope it can help you too.

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