Everyone gets stuck in a funk sometimes. You know that feeling of being flat, unmotivated and unhappy about what we are trying to achieve and it’s not always easy to shake off.
So much of our success with our health and fitness rides on what is going on with our lives—friends, family and everyday stresses of work and life. It’s tempting to blame others or the current situation leading to frustration, anger and anxiety. This is normal…we are human but the good thing about being stuck is it’s temporary. It’s about finding an effective and realistic plan to keep us moving forward.
So how do we get unstuck and move forward?
- Change your attitude by changing your state of mind. If you never create a door to the wall, you will never give yourself a chance to experience what is on the other side.
- Take ownership. Your life is under your full control, no one else’s. You know what’s best. Write down all the negative messages filtering in your mind and then start to brainstorm different ways to make your situation better.
- Let go of the past. Your past is exactly that, the past. This does not mean we should forget about our past but we need to let go of all the limiting emotions and beliefs so they lose power over your future.
- Create new behaviors. Sometimes being stuck just means we need to shift things a bit and create new habits. This could mean a change in schedule or routine. Breaking through the self-imposed wall of limitations can open up a new mindset and in turn, many new possibilities.
- Start small. Small steps take you on long journeys. Break down your biggest task or obstacle into lots of sub-tasks and do at least one of them each day.
- Live in gratitude. If you are unable to be grateful for what you already have and all that there is to cherish in your life, the universe is not going to give you more… I need to be reminded of this one often!
Feeling stuck in a rut can be frustrating but don’t feel guilty for having this very human experience. Life is full of peaks and valleys, things never stay “bad” if we don’t allow them to 😉
B. (#1) AMRAP 4
5 Toes to Bar
5 Front Squats
**2 min Rest
(#2) AMRAP 4
10 Toes to Bar
10 Front Squats
**2 min Rest
(#3) AMRAP 4
15 Toes to Bar
15 Front Squats