Sometimes in the run we generally lose track and inspiration. I guess everyone does once in a while, as for me I have such situations frequently. Its difficult to keep track as planned because not always will things happen our way. But then that’s normal and this is how life is supposed to go on. However, one needs to restart again if fallen back. That’s when sometimes you need a little help/nudge to move a step forward. I fall of track very easily and I get irritated with that kind of lifestyle so I immediately stop and wash my brain fully. This is what I do when I know I have fallen out and I want to refresh my surrounding and self.
- Writing it down and facing it – The first step is to sit down, grab a piece of paper/notebook/journal and a pen. Then simply write down everything that has been in your mind. Be honest to yourself and just write down everything that has been troubling you and for which you couldn’t focus on stuffs that you wanted to. Keep digging through your mind and get to the core if necessary and find EVERYTHING that has been a pain in your a**. It can be anything, and whatever you’re writing down, its for your eyes only. While writing down you’ll find there are soo many things in your mind that you didn’t even know consciously. You can type it on your phone/laptop but I’d personally suggest to write it down on a paper. As you start writing down all your problems, you come face to face with it and now you consciously know what’s been in your mind for a while. Be honest with the writing and be brave when facing it.
- Find the reason – The next step is to ask yourself, WHY? Why is it that you’re thinking about whatever you’ve written on paper? What’s the reason behind all the fuss? Ask yourself out loud. You will have your answer, so keep thinking and ask your conscious self that is it really worth all the attention that it is getting? Because sometimes its not even worth all the attention to a particular topic, however our minds do pay a lot of attention to some problems. And if there is attention needed then find the solution to your problem. Write it down and just do it and erase it from your mind. Ask yourself questions like : Why is it that you’re thinking about it? Does it need this much of attention? If yes, then what could I do to solve it? What could be the reason behind this? Ask such questions to your conscious self and you’ll find your answer.
- Take time off – After you’re done with questioning yourself, take some time off. Leave everything behind and just do things that wont include all your worries and troubles. Things that you love and enjoy doing, do all that. Maybe go on a small trip/drive/trek. Have holiday, paint, complete a whole Netflix series, go out watch a movie, have a fancy dinner, throw a party, have a spa session, etc. Do anything that you would love and that would divert your mind and give it a fresh atmosphere to breathe. The mind sometimes need to relax and chill. That’s like the government of our whole body, so it too needs to breathe and for that you need to take some time off and give it a rest. Give your mind a long holiday till the time you think its okay. As you’ll let it chill, it will do so and once it’s fully relaxed, your mind will want to start again. Its all fresh and filled with all new energies and all set to keep its feet on the next step.
- Lights, Camera… – You’re nearly done now. This is my favourite part, as you have a whole new energised mind who is ready to start working again. Get your planner out and organise! I love organising! Make your To-Dos, plan ahead for the month, make list of goals you need to accomplish, etc. De-clutter if needed, because sometimes de-cluttering helps. This step is like getting ready before your shoot. Check every little details and then ACTION!
You now a have completely new slate to work on. You’ll feel more inspired and motivated than before. Do this whenever you’ll feel you’re falling of track and feeling uninspired. One always needs to feel inspired for not to just work but work and improve. Let me know if you try this, I do when I happen to face such problems. I’d love to know what you do too. Hope this helps to people in need of this.
Take Care ❤