Getting Out of a Slump

Getting Out of a Slump

During these past few months, I have been in such a slump. It is one of the reasons I haven’t written a blog post in awhile. I know I am not alone. The more people I reach out to, the more I realize how many are feeling this same way.

I wanted to share the steps that I have taken to get myself living well again. Hopefully, you will find something to help you if you are searching for something to pull you out of your own slump.

Make a before & after list.

I didn’t see how much I was resisting to the changes happening around me until I made a list of “life before and life after Covid.” This process helped me to see on paper how drastically my life had changed and how many really good habits I stopped doing since March. I could see exactly what I needed to adjust to get my life back on track.

Adjust one habit at a time.

Many of us have traded the habit of going to the gym with sitting on the couch and snacking. Hence, we have added the Covid 19 to our waistline. So look at your list and pick one change you can make right now to improve your life. For me, I decided to exercise every morning (and stop snacking). After about two weeks, I was still snacking (but not as much) and I added the exercise. I was already feeling better and then an added bonus, my gym reopened. So today, I had a really good workout.

Create a strong morning routine.

I am a firm believer that the way you start your morning, sets you up to have either a really good day or a not-so-good day. Choose just a couple things to do each morning to insure you have a great day. One of my morning habits is meditating. It takes me only 10-15 minutes, but what an impact this small amount of time has on my day. You may have other things you enjoy in the morning such as journaling, walking, or reading. Whatever helps you start your day should become part of your morning routine.

It’s simple actually. There is no secret formula to make life better and I haven’t shared anything new or anything that you probably didn’t know already. It is just making the decision to want to change your life, get out of a slump, and care enough about yourself to do the work.

No more slumping! You got this! Make your life better!

If you have any tips to share that have helped you, please share them. We learn from each other!

Featured photo by Joanna Nix-Walkup on Unsplash.

Spooky Season

Spooky Season

Autumn has so many things to do! If you are a nature lover like me, you are enjoying the leaves, the crisp air, and apple or pumpkin everything! The season may have started on September 22 this year, but we still have two months of fall to embrace. Here is a list of fifteen things you might like to do:

  1. Start one of your mornings with a pumpkin spice latte, a cozy sweater, and a journal.
  2. Take a walk in nature and collect leaves.
  3. Visit a pumpkin patch and buy some fall decorations.
  4. Make a large pot of soup.
  5. Add candles to every room of your house.
  6. Sit outside with a thick blanket and cup of spiced cider.
  7. Watch a scary movie.
  8. Bake a new fall dessert or a pie from scratch.
  9. Carve a pumpkin.
  10. Go on a picnic and bring wine, cheese, and crackers.
  11. Bake some bread.
  12. Simmer some spiced cider on the stove all day.
  13. Make some cinnamon dough ornaments.
  14. Gather some twigs, pinecones, and leaves to decorate your table.
  15. Bake a casserole, maybe a childhood favorite.

Take pictures of your fall adventures! I would love to see them!

Featured photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash.