What really matters is how you respond and what you do to get back on track.
Have you ever had those moments in time where things couldn’t be going any better?
Then randomly something happens, and you find yourself so far off course and wonder what in the world happened?
Well, you are not alone.
Things can and will change.
If you think that you will start something and everything will go expected as planned — you are wrong. You may be setting yourself up for disappointment.
It is normal for us to “fall off” from time to time. In fact, it’s bound to happen at some point. But, the important thing here is all about the steps we take to get ourselves back on track.
Getting yourself back to that zone, where everything is just clicking can be quite the challenge if you don’t know what you should be looking for.
Here are 8 things you can do to help you get back on track:
Go Back To Your Routine
I have found through my own experience, that when I veer from my morning routine, the rest of the day just rolls along with it. The organization and structure can go out the window real quick.
If you find yourself in a funk, or wondering aimlessly at to what it is you think is wrong, you probably have just fallen off your routine. When we have a solid morning routine in place, the rest of the day just flows much better. More tasks get accomplished and energy seems to sustain itself giving you a nice straight line of energy, versus those terrible spikes we encounter otherwise.
When things feel like they have gotten out of control for you, take a few minutes go over your routine and just revert back to the basics.
Journaling is a powerful tool that displays its true potential during foggy moments. Those moments where things just don’t seem like they are going too well, but you just can’t put your finger on it. Journaling can help you zero in and discover more about yourself and find some great solutions.
Write Things Down
A great tactic that I stand by during moments of disorganization, is to jot things down on paper. This can range from grabbing a stickie note and just writing down a few things that I want to immediately switch that will help me get back on track. Or, something more in depth like journaling where you can pick up a great amount of detail if you do it properly.
Regardless of what approach you decide to take, when you are writing things down, I find there is a higher percentage of it getting done. It’s like, if the mind can see it, it can achieve it type thing.
Sometimes things never come to life simply because we leave it floating around in our brains. When you write it on a piece of paper, I feel like there is now something to work with and there is intention behind it as well.
When I say exercise, I just mean movement. A great way to get back on track is to move the body and get the blood flowing and hormones pumping. The body functions off of the integrity of many different hormones. By getting the body to move, we are stimulating these glands and providing enormous health benefits.
I believe, that these health benefits transfer back into your day-to-day habits and can really improve your productivity.
I have had many moments of pure clarity when I am outside ☀️ 🌳 on a nice long walk. There is something about getting the body to move on a daily basis that contributes to an overall improved state of being.
Dial In On Your Nutrition
If you feel off, your nutrition could be lacking. A great step to take if you feel like things are not where they should be, is to look at your nutrition for the past 7 days. What have you been eating? and what haven’t you been eating? are two great questions to ask yourself.
By zeroing in on your nutrition, you are improving the overall fuel that you are providing for your body to function. Sometimes, all you need to adjust is the nutrition and you are right back on track. 👍
Audit Your Sleep
This one facet of my day can turn me from a productive master of my time, to a sloth who’s lost its mind 🥴
The importance of our sleep is something that rides below too many people’s radar. Not enough emphasis is being put into our sleep. I hear people all of the time talking about how they run on 4-5 hours of sleep. This is far from healthy and can really throw you off.
When things are off, and you feel like you don’t know exactly what it could be, I would audit the past 7 days of sleep. I now aim for 8-9 hours of sleep per night and the boost it has added to my life is something I can’t ever go back on.
Increase Your Water Intake
I got into the habit of carrying a water bottle around with me daily, and the days where I leave it behind, I miss it. Not only do I miss it, but I can feel the difference between the days where I drink adequate water and the days where I don’t.
This is a great small add-on tip that can really be a game changer. Think about it, — how much water do you drink in a day? And, are you consistent?
Take Immediate Action
If you are feeling like things could improve, you are probably right. Take immediate action and improve your life now. Don’t wait!!
You can sit down and do all the soul searching that you want, but if you don’t take immediate action nothing is going to change anytime soon. It is imperative that as soon as you realize that things are just not right, productivity is low, morale is low, energy is low, that you take action to fix it.
All of these are symptoms, and those are just to name a few. Use those cues to make a change towards bringing your body and mind back to where you want it to be. All of this lies within your daily habits and routines.
Getting back on track is all about practice. In fact, I believe that everything in life is all about practice and repetition. The more you can improve your self-awareness, the more control you can possess over the trajectory of your life.
When I start a new project, it is just a matter of time before something throws me off course. The good news is, that I now catch myself and I bring myself back. This took me time to get really good at it.
In the beginning, I didn’t know that I could even be so aware to catch this. I didn’t even think this was something that needed to be done. Consequently, over time, I learned that this in fact does need to be done, and there must be a high level of self-awareness present if you want to be successful at something.
Being successful requires hyper-focus, a high level of attention to detail, and most importantly consistency. You would think that I am talking about the work itself, but no I am not. While the work, the product is important, I am talking about you — your body and your mind. Everything else just falls into place if you have a grip over your body and mind. Learn how to reel yourself back on track when life moves you and you will have a super power over your circumstances.