With all the natural ebbs and flows of life, it is difficult to avoid falling into a slump sometimes.  Think of the waves in the ocean flowing in and out.  When the water gets pulled back into the ocean, it swells back up to then be released again.

I just had one of the ebbs of my life.  Nothing particularly devastating had happened to me.  I just haven’t been feeling like myself.  I have slowly started to get back into the flow and wanted to share some things that have helped me.

1. Let go

One of the most difficult things for go-getters to do is to succumb to what is in this very moment.  Many of us want to address the problem and fix it immediately so we can move on with our lives and get back to our routine.  Unfortunately, that cannot always be the case.  Sometimes, you have to let go and be in this very moment.  If you don’t, the Universe will make sure you will.  You could get thrown a curve-ball like getting sick and having to take a little time off, you could get hurt working out so you’re forced to take a lot of time off or get fired from your job so you are forced to sit and look at your life for what it is right now.  Don’t believe me?  Think back to a time in your life you were forced to slow down, but it actually ended up being for your own good.  When the Universe is telling you to slow down, listen.  It is for your Highest, Greatest Good.

2. Do a hobby you loved as a child

When you’re in a slump, it can be hard to feel any kind of joy.  It is easy to just sit around and think of everything going wrong in your life.  It is important to do something that brings great joy to you – something that can get you into a different kind of flow that doesn’t have to do with work or bettering yourself in any way.  Something I have started to do lately is participate in some hobbies I enjoyed as a kid.  Yesterday, I was working out at my gym and was not feeling it at all.  It wasn’t being lazy I was just so bored with my workout routine I have been doing that it was unbearable.  I decided to say ‘screw it’ and started to shoot some hoops in the basketball court.  I haven’t done that in years.  It felt so good and freeing to just dribble around and shoot.  Not trying to better myself in any way, no expectations, just pure fun shooting around.  It was also a much better workout than I expected to do that day.  Whether you were an athlete, liked to play music, knit, paint, whatever it may be, get out there and play around with no strings attached like you used to as a kid.

3. Journal about what this time has taught you

It is very beneficial to journal about what is going on in your life at certain times because you can usually look back and see a pattern.  Record all of your feelings, good and bad, what you’re going through at the time and what you desire to change.  It is also important to reflect on what this time may be teaching us because the Universe is working FOR you, never against you.  When you are put into a slump it is usually so you can slingshot forward. Here are some journal prompts to get you started:

– I am grateful for this slump because it has taught me:

– What in my life hasn’t been working for me?  How can I remove or change this from my life starting today?

– Where in my life can I release control?

4. Declutter & clean your space

When you are not feeling any inspiration, one of the best things you can do is to rearrange your space, remove clutter and clean up your environment.  This moves the energy in your home which affects you and your own energy greatly.  Getting rid of things that no longer serve you and your home is a great way to make room for better things to come into your life.  And how good does it feel to have a clean space?!

What helps you get out of slumps? I’d love to hear in the comments below!  We are on this Earth to help each other grow and evolve 🙂