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  1. How to get unstuck when you’re in a rut


    Have you ever felt like something is holding you back from reaching your goals? Whether it’s with fitness, at work, or maybe something with your family, or anything in your life?

    In this article, I’m going to talk about how you can get “unstuck.”

    So, have you ever felt like you were stuck? Like your tires are spinning in the mud, and you can’t get any traction? Even though we don’t like that feeling,  most of us know how this feels.

    Maybe it feels like your feet are stuck in cement, or like there’s way too long of a list of things you have to do BEFORE you can start making progress? Or maybe you think the goal you’re after is for other people, not for you. Now, I’m not going to give you a 5-point plan on beating this feeling because honestly, I think that can be counterproductive. It’s just too much pressure, and I’m all about keeping things simple.

    I’m going to suggest you do just TWO things to get you moving!

    First, and most importantly: Do something real, TODAY to get started.

    What do I mean by this? Let’s say you want to get into better physical shape. You’ve been thinking about it for a while, but you haven’t gotten started yet. Not to steal Nike’s catchphrase, but your next step is to DO something that will get you on your way. Something do-able. To get started, this can be as simple as taking a walk around the block or making that appointment you’ve meant to make. Nothing has to be perfect, and it definitely shouldn’t be complicated. Just DO something to get started.

    Don’t wait until “tomorrow.” NOW IS THE NEW LATER! 🙂

    Now, this does NOT include making a plan or going shopping for new workout shoes. Those are the kind of activities that make it FEEL like you’re doing something … but you’re not.

    So: Do something. Then do a little something tomorrow, too, and also the day after that but try not to make a big thing out of it. Let go of perfection. Over time, you will build up momentum, and that “stuck” feeling will begin to go away. When you’re ready, THEN you can start making more concrete plans. I’m always here to help you when it’s the right time.

    The second thing is to focus on TODAY.

    Make it the best day you absolutely can! How do you do that? You think about other things you can do right now, to dominate your day and reach your goals! Have you read the book Own the Day, Own Your Life by Aubrey Marcus? It’s all about making each day your BEST day. There’s a ton of great info in it that will get you pumped up about squeezing everything you can out of your time! It does it powerfully, and not in a stressful, doing-so-much-you’re-overwhelmed way. Here’s one of my favorite quotes from the book:

    “To live one day well is the same as to live 10,000 days well.
    To master 24 hours is to master your life.”

    It’s so true.

    One thing he does every morning is to start each day with a glass of lemon water to kick off his day with a healthy detox, and then he spends a few minutes in natural light to help wake his body up. Sounds simple, but it can make a real difference. I like to journal thoughts as they rise for up to 3 pages to declutter my mind in preparation for my day ahead. Then sit quietly for anything to rise that my Higher Power might have for me. Can you think of a couple of things you can do today to move you forward? If you can come up with an idea or two, then get them done!

    Focusing on one day at a time – TODAY! – Makes reaching your goals less overwhelming. Then, when you wake up tomorrow, you do the same thing, focus on making it the best day ever. Every single day is a new day to dominate and own. Pretty inspiring, right? What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.

    Here is a recap:

    Tip No. 1: Take an ACTION TODAY, not tomorrow. It doesn’t matter how small.

    Tip No. 2: Focus on owning your day. Every single day.

    I hope this has been helpful! I’d love to know what your “one” thing is for today if you’d like to share it!  Leave it in the comments below so I can see what it is.

    Make it a fantastic day, and thanks for reading!

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