Have you had a rough week at work, your spouse is upset at you, and then your car breaks down. It happens to the best of us, so how do you find the inspiration to keep moving forward? We share ways on how to think positive.
The good news is that tomorrow is a new day. Cliche, yes, but hear me out. You can either choose to let these negative occurrences define your lifestyle, or you can shake it off and start the next day fresh.
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It’s easier said than done, of course. How can I forget all of these events as if they never happened?
It wouldn’t make any sense to simply delete these events from your mind and live in some la-la-land where everything’s just peachy. Life is meant to have ups and downs, and without the downs, would we even recognize the ups?
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What you do instead is acknowledge these events, and ponder why they happened. Don’t point fingers and play the blame game. Just observe. Were you underperforming at work? Why? Was someone being irrational with you? Were you being irrational? Was your spouse having a rough week as well and the tension came out on you? Did you forget to take your car in for maintenance?
Find the underlying causes of your stress, and write them down. Sometimes these will just be incidences that happen randomly, like a car accident, for example. While these happen by chance sometimes, you might think that you need to be a less aggressive driver and drive more cautiously. But you’ll find that a lot of these events are caused by things you can change. These are things you can improve on. Right next to each cause, write down what you will do next time to avoid this adding to your burnout.
Take your list of causes and remember them. Remember the feeling you are having in this rough time. Know that you will always have rough times, but each time is a new chance to learn and grow.
Now that you’ve identified the causes of your burnout, it’s time to start on the recovery process and learn how to think positive again. We have an entire section devoted just to getting inspired with Make Me Fabulous. With a great variety of guided sessions, we know there will be something that works for you.
When you’re in the thick of it, you’ll feel like it will never end and you can’t catch a break. Just know that everything in life works in cycles, including yourself! The difference lies between those who refuse to take fault, ignore the causes, and repeatedly experience burnout, and those who accept fault, examine the causes, and actively seek to better themselves.