Time seems to be flying by. We can’t believe it is already July! Some of us may be experience a mid-year slump as it’s difficult to maintain motivation. Fortunately, we have some tips to help revive life satisfaction by reigniting your drive and reassessing your goals:
- Identify ‘Why’
Figuring out the main trigger for your slump can help you to tackle the issues. Do you feel burnt out? Do you feel drained? Or, do you just simply feel uninspired? Understanding the ‘why’ can help you to figure out how to address these issues.
- Reset Your Goals
Relook at the goals you set at the beginning the year. How many have you achieved? Assess whether the goals are still realistic and still meaningful. You can then write down the goals which are still relevant and try breaking them down into smaller components to make them less daunting and more achievable.
- Reactivate Your Motivation
Discover what energizes you is the key to activating your motivation. What makes you feel most alive? What brings you pure happiness? What inspires you? Do activities that ignite your drive and schedule them daily.
- Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
Slumps are often rooted in being stuck in a repeated routine, so push yourself to gradually change your routine and step out of your comfort zone. This could be as simple as getting up earlier, including a morning walk and simple workout, trying new dishes, exploring a new bobby or an unfamiliar work task. It can be difficult to do but once you get into this habit, you will start feeling more refreshed and more optimistic!
- Practice Positivity
Our mindset shapes who we are. Negative thoughts will inevitably cross our minds but remember: fill your mind and soul with positivity by practicing gratitude. Start writing a gratitude journal, write down 3 to 5 things that you are grateful for on that day and it will change your mood and will uplift your overall wellbeing tremendously.
Life's a journey, not a destination. Whenever something happens, good or bad, simply reset your mindset by asking yourself "What is happening for me?" instead of "Why is this happening to me?". The simple shift in phrasing enables us to look for the lesson or learning and to carry on the journey with an optimistic mindset.