- Remember what you want to achieve. You have goals and desires. They may seem unattainable at the moment but they are there. Remember them. Write them down. It is important to be able to see them. Also remember a time when you have achieved something you wanted. Focus on that feeling.
- Set up tiny goals within your big goals. It’s all about the baby steps. Doing this will decrease overwhelming feelings and make it easier to achieve bigger goals.
- Investigate your physical surroundings. Sometimes a change in scenery can change a persons energy. Start with rearranging and/or redecorating the place you spend the most time.
- Investigate your social surroundings. The people you surround yourself with can play a big part in your funk. Start separating the healthy relationships from the negative. If someone is bringing you down, limit your interaction. If you’re bringing yourself down by comparing your accomplishments someone you perceive to be in a better position, have a conversation with them. Maybe they can offer some great advice.
- Stop being your own worst enemy. Often times we are harder on ourselves than anyone else. Stop beating yourself up and start recognizing the positive that you’re doing. You may not be where you want to be but acknowledge any progress you’ve made, whether big or small.
Ruts can be difficult to escape. If you’re struggling to get out of a rut or shake the negative feelings surrounding it, the therapists at Philadelphia MFT are trained to help. Do not hesitate to contact us.
This topic of the week was written by Malyka Cardwell, MFT.