Life has a way of kicking you down until you feel like you have nowhere to go. Trust me, I know this personally and this can happen in your career, relationships, family, mentally or a mix of them all. Your mind can mentally block you to the point where you feel depressed and do not even want to get out of bed to face the day. As time goes on, it ends up being so much wasted time on thinking about the things that you cannot control. One of my biggest fears is the fear of the unknown and if there was an outcome where it couldn’t be planned out or I wouldn’t know what would happen I would literally feel stuck. I know it sounds crazy but that’s exactly how it felt. I would be stuck in this rut wondering how I can fix it when it just cannot be fixed and pushes you to the point where all you have is your faith. So, at this point. all you can say is what now? where do you go from this point and from here? These are the three steps I took to get back on track and get my life in order again which is still in the process but well on my way there.
1. Examine yourself and where you are at this time. Are you happy? Are you sad? Where are you right now then write down where you want to be.
Define your goal and make sure to write it down as for me I love my vision board to look towards to know my goals but for you it could be writing it down. I like having my goals in my face at all time to remind myself of where I want to go . What my vision board does is that even when I’m in a rut and to the place where I don’t even know what my passion is anymore. I can always look to my vision board to remind me of where I want to go and figure out from the place and circumstances I have now what I can I do to get there.
2. Plan, Plan, Plan
Even though you cannot control anyone’s actions but your own, it can sometimes still happen without you realizing it. Understand you are the one that has a choice whether to be happy or not and what you can do to begin to feel like yourself again. Sometimes during your low point, you may not know what your happy place is, I know this happened to me during my low point I had no idea where my happy place was I just knew I want my situation to end. If that’s the case go to your support system or try to remember the things you use to do prior to your negative situation that happened. It can sometimes bring you back to being yourself again so you can begin to plan where you want to be.
3. Action Time!!
You have written your goal down, set out a plan to make it happen now it’s time to implement it. I know this section can take some time to do but it needs to happen to begin to get your life on track. Sometimes I would forget that not everything will go as plan and that’s okay. I don’t want to make it seem like it was easy to get to this point because it took a lot of dark nights to come to acceptance when my circumstances were not going right. However, now looking back on it I forget that life is a journey and not a destination. There are going to be ups and down, plot twists that are going to make your testimony and story even greater.
Have you been at your low point? What do you do to stay on track? Let us know below.