Published by Matthew Gustin
2 years ago
Everyone knows the situation: You are listless, totally unmotivated, exhausted and dried out. One just doesn’t feel hungry – you’re discouraged. What now?
This is not a personal failure. It happens to everyone and it’s part of the process. Yes, even part of your life. You have to pull yourself out this state. Otherwise over a long period it will make you indolent and you’ll start to fail at the simplest things.
We will show six techniques that will catapult you out of your discouragement swamp.
If you are disheartened it is often a sign of a burnout. Your body and mind are trying to tell you that you should shutdown and slow down. So it’s the perfect time to switch down a gear:
Give yourself time to refuel and regain energy. If you keep doing this constantly, after one or two weeks you’ll be feeling way better.
Often we become discouraged because we focus too much on the negative thing or on the things that aren’t going well like defeat, failure, risks our your competition. To be thinking about the negative experiences again and again causes a loop of discouragement.
Try to focus on the things that are going well instead. Write a list with all the positive things. You’ll start feeling the changes right away. Realize that there are always things that will be going well and also other things that will not be going that well.
The ability to show gratitude will make you a better entrepreneur, as you’ll learn not always to concentrate on the negative stuff. A study by the University of Miami has shown that people who daily carry out a list of things for which they are grateful to live, have a more balanced and happier life. You will be calm in stressful situations and can also finish faster with setbacks. So start right away with your positive vibes. Pull out a pad and pen.
Discouragement arises when your mental stamina is exhausted and your creativity just has a low tide. How do you generate creative moments again and the ability to think forward?
One of the best options to get your creativity back, is dealing with something else. Step back and let it be there for a while. So we gain psychological distance from the problem and can convince ourselves that the problem is not all-determining.
Focusing on something else – no matter what – it’s a great way to emerge from a creativity crisis. As a success-seeking individual you surely have other ideas and things you can work on.
The moment you start to gain emotional distance to the problem, you come a little bit closer to the break-through.
To speak out things of the soul or to complain for a while can also help. Complaining about about something, can serve as kind of catalyst to reduce emotional stress. Many psychologists recommend this form of stress reduction because it helps to get back on the emotional heights. Even if complaining doesn’t help you do find or solve the problem, at least you could let off some steam.
Talk to yourself or seek a neutral persons, that can listen to your sorrows. Don’t forget that you aren’t looking for pity or compassion your wan to get rid of your frustration.
Take risks. Statistics show that most successful entrepreneurs were ready to take risks. Risk is the spark that ignites your entrepreneurial flame again. Radical changes mustn’t be always expensive. Restructure your day differently and go on your ways from a completely different side. This will literally cast you out of the swamp of discouragement.