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Nine Life Coaching Tips to Get Back in Your Game

Nine Life Coaching Tips to Get Back in Your Game

Are you stressed when things don’t work out the way you want them? Bad things happened and fret crept into your life, sucking all of your energy like a leech. You ended up being uninspired, bored and sad. You don’t know how to improve and get back to your life. Here, in this article, I’ve compiled some life coaching tips to ignite your life once again.

1. Make A List of Everything You Love

Take a paper and a pen and start making a list of everything you love. It might include people, concepts and all other things that interest you. Write down in detail. Don’t hesitate!

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2. Do Something Different

Many times, we feel like what we are doing never helps us in a positive way. So, try to take different actions as it will boost up your energy. For instance, if you feel like hanging out at home, you should get out and do something extraordinary. At times, doing something that you have never done before will ignite and excite you in a remarkable way.

3. Try Something Odd and Fun

Even if you’re not feeling it right now, you have to take a step and do something fun and unique. You can try something extraordinary, something that you have never tried, such as go for a trapeze class or attend a lecture on a unique subject.

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4. Exhale Out Your Dreams

Talking about your goals might also be helpful in getting your life back on track. Just discuss with family or friends what you would like to do one day. If you don’t have someone you can converse with, take a pen and paper and write it all down.

5. Laugh More, Worry Less

Smile and laugh even when you have to fake it. It will make you feel better from inside. I don’t encourage fake smiles and laughs, but when it comes to feeling uninspired and flat, you can watch a comedy play or movie or just give a smile to a stranger. It works out for sure!

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6. Stay focused on what you want to feel

It’s critical that you try to stop focusing on what you’re feeling, and instead focus on what you want to feel. You probably heard about Buddha’s quote ”Suffering is to argue with reality.” When you feel bored, uninspired or flat, try to think about things that will make you feel passionate and excited. If you focus on how you are feeling down, you will feel even worse.

7. Never over-think a particular situation

Another good advice is to not avoid things that need to be done, such as housework or paperwork. Never think about the situation that disturbs you, as this will end in long worries like why it isn’t working, where would I go, etc. Don’t over-think the things that need to be happening, just do them.

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8. Accept what it is

Now that’s the important thing to do. Just accept “What it is.” If you’re not in a right zone, then don’t worry. Things will work out soon; you just need to accept your current situation, and it’ll make a hell of a difference.

9. Test yourself for depression

I think it’s also important to talk about this topic as well. Plan an appointment with a doctor and check yourself for depression. The common symptoms of depression are a loss of energy, loss of interest and flatness in emotions. Stop drinking alcohol, as some people get caught up in bad habits due to depression. The sooner you start getting the treatment, the easier it will be to get back to life. So, never hesitate to consult a doctor right away as it’s better to be safe than sorry. Happy reading!

Featured photo credit: Kyle Broad via images.unsplash.com

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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