When you're working towards a “resolution” or achieving a goal, slipping backward will happen. Many of us, including me, can get pretty hard on ourselves when getting off track. We usually see this as a failure, and sometimes such negative thinking can lead us to quit completely! To prevent giving up on your goals, it's imperative to keep moving forward so that you don't lose momentum. Let's talk about some ways to get back up the eight-time when you fell down seven…
We tell ourselves all kinds of negative BS when we fall behind on our self-imposed deadlines or challenges. It, unfortunately, is a natural response for many of us, but it's also one of the biggest killers of dreams! Avoid any negative self-talk as, "I've messed up again," or, "I'll never be able to do this." These kinds of nonsense phrases become self-fulfilling prophecies!! What you tell yourself has the amazing ability to come true. So, it's okay to be strict to hold yourself accountable. Just make sure to use affirming messages instead. Remind yourself that this change is important and that you will start again this very minute. Look at how far you have come! (Don’t forget, celebrate!)
Be Careful of the Company You Keep
The people you surround yourself with influences your moods and your attitude more than you may realize. Stay away from people who suck the life out of you with their complaining or who don't support your dreams. They may not even know it, but there's a good chance they're trying to steal your joy because they don't believe in themselves. Instead, stick with those who are positive and uplifting, like your Venus Warrior Tribe. Their happiness for will rub off on you.
Remember Your “Why”!
I’ve talked about your “Why” in this series. It's your reason for choosing that certain “resolution” and the goals that will support that “resolution”. Take time to reconnect with your “Why” and the reasons you set out on this journey in the first place. Journaling about your “Why” will help reinforce your journey or maybe talking to a friend. Also, a simple visualization exercise of what your life will be like when you've accomplished your goals is enough to push you past any struggle.
Look for Inspiration
One final tip I have is to seek out inspirational stories or examples that can help to bring your flow back. Go online and find stories of people who have overcome obstacles. These could be people who were seeking the same sort of changes you want, or it might just be a success story that resonates with you. Learning how others have overcome obstacles is a great way to energize your soul and to get back on track with your goals.
I hope these suggestions help if you find yourself falling the seventh time. It's not easy to get back up, but it's almost always worth it.