Happy New Year, lovelies!!
In light of the new year, it’s the perfect time to not only reflect but to also celebrate your wins. Aside from the wins, I know that it can be hard at times to keep pushing forward however especially when you’ve been on a “plateau” for quite some time now, but just know it’s totally okay to feel “stuck.”
Trust me, we’ve all been there. We’re not all perfectly moving towards our goals, and if we were, it would be a boring life, no? Here are some ways that could help get you out of this funk:
- Realign your vision. Personally, I often feel stuck when I not only lose sight of my goals, but when I’m no longer progressing with my current ones. This signifies change, and it’s important to be aware when we’re changing in order to move WITH our goals.
- Do something new. Breaking up the monotony is highly recommended as it provokes mental stimulation. For instance, I was stuck on a physical plateau. No matter how many times I’ve lifted at the gym per week, I was not feeling excited anymore mainly because I was not seeing the “gains” I was projecting to have. I decided to break it up and trying something new like hot yoga or HIIT helped me with my purpose.
- Cleanse. This may seem like a DUH moment, but this is major key. I discarded whatever wasn’t serving me purpose anymore. I recently ditched all of my ochem, microbio, bio notes (amongst many) and went on a total cleanse. This applies on the physical health level as well so detoxing is key too.
- Break away. Ditch the routine for a bit. A lot of people find it useful to delete apps on their phones during finals week for instance. I find it more useful to just put everything on “do not disturb,” so I’d be more focused. Whatever works for you.
Overall, while the new year may symbolize a sense of renewal, please don’t feel pressured to have to change your ways beginning Jan 1st. Whatever you want to change or tweak can be done at ANY time; you can do it today, tomorrow, next month. It can be overwhelming to set up resolutions especially when everyone’s trying to renew themselves, so do it on your timeline.
I personally have a “Vision Journal” where I jot down micro goals every single day for me to accomplish (basically, guaranteed wins!). Comment or message me if you’d like me to go more in details about that, but for now – just know you are capable of adapting your mindset no matter what and no matter when.
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