Have you ever been pressured to take a leap of faith to start the business, lose weight, find an awesome career, the perfect house, oh, and get married? You’re not alone. We’ve all been there before, but what happens when we actually forge ahead and then life happens? You feel like you need to do something to get your groove back, but it’s tricker than you thought?
Don’t get me wrong, there’s no greater feeling than accomplishing a life-long goal or checking items off your bucket list, but what do we do when life hits us with the unexpected? Drum roll please…
Some of us are tempted to quit! Ok, maybe “give up” is a more lighthearted way of putting it. Nonetheless, we create this wonderful narrative in our minds about why we’re complete failures and the negative Nancys seem to validate why we shouldn’t have started to begin with.
We all know that life is filled with uncertainties and somehow, we forget to factor that into the equation when we find the courage to start our journey to success.
We get caught up in the moment, where we’re so busy conquering our fears that we forget to prepare ourselves – mentally and emotionally – for what may come along when we suit up for success.
Then we find ourselves at a crossroads. Stuck between “quit boulevard” and “how do I move forward avenue.” There’s a way to take your power back. After all, you’ve come too far to simply throw in the towel. Besides, 2020 has been filled with a lot of uncertainties. But it’s not the end. You’re still here so you might as well make the best of it.
Here are 6 Savvy Steps to Get Your Groove Back
Remember Why You Started
We’ve heard this saying many times before, but honestly, it’s the number one way to get your groove back. When setbacks arise, knowing your “why” will keep you anchored. So, take a minute to think about why you started your journey. Reflecting on your “why” should fuel you to push through and finish what you’ve started.
Reflect on What’s Right
Take time to see what’s right with the picture rather than what’s wrong with it. Focusing on what’s wrong will keep you in a negative headspace longer than you need to be there. It’s another way of showing gratitude for what’s currently working in your favor. We all know that what we focus on the most will expand.
REST During the Test
Research new ideas, Explore your options, Strategize on how to implement them, and Test out a new way of doing things.
Perhaps the setback is a blessing in disguise to show you a better way of getting ahead without the stress and anxiety you might have felt beforehand.
Restart & Reset
I saw a meme that said something along the lines of “even electronic devices have to be unplugged and restarted in order to be reset.” What a true statement. We all need to unplug at some point or another so we can restart our mental engines and reset our perspectives.
Resist the temptation
Resist the temptation to quit by setting boundaries. Stop saying “yes” to people or things that make you feel stressed and anxious about their demands. Sometimes we compromise our peace to please others. It’s okay to set boundaries and disconnect from unwarranted behaviors.
Regroup & Recover
Take all the time you need to process what you’ve experienced so you can fully recover. This is vitally important for your mental and emotional well-being. Without it, you can’t get your head in the game.
When you’re tempted to quit, don’t. Instead, dance as if nobody’s watching. Implement the steps above and take your power back. Get your groove back. You’ve come through some tough times before. This too shall pass.