As much as I like to inspire others, I honestly think this blog is meant for me this time…
Maintaining inspiration and hope while leading others can be challenging. Sometimes life seems to be going along great – your mindset is good, you’re killing it in your career and your family life is the happiest it has ever been. Then life throws you a curveball and your whole world comes to a halt. During these times you may find yourself on your knees asking what happened and of course “why me?”.
As a business coach who leads a salon team and deals with clients on a daily basis, people are counting on me and sometimes I’m not at my 100%. Fake it till you make it right? Well, truth be known, faking it is hard and running away sometimes seems like a good idea.
So how do we pull ourselves out of this funk and become 100% again? Below are a few techniques I would like to share with you.
Recognize Your Emotions & Live In The Moment
One thing I’ve learned is that it’s ok to give yourself time to feel. Whether it’s 24 hours or even a couple of days. It’s important to allow yourself time to sort it out and ask yourself questions like: “What do I need?”, and “Where are these feelings of fear, heartache, hurt, disappointment, etc., coming from?”. However, after an allotted amount of time, it’s just as important to move forward.
Celebrate? Yes! The best way to get out of a funk is to celebrate. Even if all you’re celebrating is getting out of bed. Celebrate it and be grateful! Sometimes when we feel the world is against us it’s also important to make a daily gratitude list to help remind us of what we have and what we’ve already accomplished. Doing so will help boost our mindset.
Keep Your Routine Strong
Routine is so important. You have to keep moving forward with your routine because during times when life hits you hard your self-concept can get jaded. It’s easy to fall into behaviors that are not good and can be very harmful to your long or short-term goals.
React Or Respond
During a struggle, a lot of questions will come up. How we react or respond to these questions is very important. It’s important to keep in mind that reactions are usually based on emotions and when our emotions are high, our intelligence is low. While recognizing your emotions is important, it can be dangerous to stay there. We have a choice to respond to questions in a good way or a bad way.
No matter what you believe, you have to have faith. We may never be ok with life’s results but we have to believe we will get through this and we will come out stronger with more wisdom than we had before. Without a storm, we would never appreciate the sunshine. Remember, each of us has a life story – a beginning and an end – and what happens in between these two points is all up to us and how we perceive it.