When you’re stuck in a slump, you’re not fun. Life isn’t fun either, and you can’t seem to get anything done. Dragging yourself out of said slump is not easy, and just the thought of doing it, seems to sap every bit of energy out of you. There are many ways to break out of that slump and get motivated, just a few of them being:
- Acknowledgment – being in a slump is just like any other obstacle in life, and as with the others, the first step to conquering it, is to acknowledge it. Sticking your head in the sand and denying that it exists will do nothing at all to help the situation.
- Acceptance – there’s no getting around the fact that you’re in a slump right now, so just accept it. Tell yourself that the feeling won’t last a lifetime, that it will pass at some point, that even though you feel like a complete failure now, things will get better.
- Avoiding getting stuck in the “victim” mode – nothing is worse than being with someone who wallows in self-pity, and talks constantly about how badly life is treating them. Don’t allow this slump to make you feel like a victim of life! Let it go. Looking for solutions is far more productive than seeking sympathy.
- Talking about your situation – being in a dark place makes you feel that you’re the only one to have ever felt this bad. Talking about your situation to others, however, and really opening up about your problem, makes you realise that you’re not unique, that just about everyone goes through the same feelings at some point in their lives.
- Not getting on board the “pity train” – you’re depressed, feeling like an utter failure, and you’re convinced that things will never get better. As tempting it is though, don’t board the “pity train”! The urge to tell everyone you speak to about how unfair life is, and how depressed you are because of it, will only convey to them that you are looking for pity. You simply want them to feel sorry for you, tell you how justified you are to feel the way you do, and that you’re quite right to be down in the dumps. This is not a solution to the slump you’re in at the moment, so steer clear of the “pity train” at all costs!
All of the above are great ways to break out of the slump and get motivated, but there are several others too, like helping others, making sure to always be around positive people, and that real goodie, being grateful for all the good things that you already have in your life.