How to Get Back on Track
6 powerful strategies to get back on track with work, studies, and life in general
How Are You
How did you start your year? They say that January feels like ‘Monday of the year’… Our team at Revolancer agrees. But it isn’t January anymore! We want to make 2022 our year and we hope you wish that for yourself as well! Let’s get back on track.
While asking how you are doing, we are actually reaching out to you. Let’s make the most of the upcoming months, shall we? In this brief, uplifting article, we are going to give you six pieces of advice to kickstart your year and get over the ‘January slump’. Struggling in the current climate? Read our piece, ‘Cost of Living Increases in 2022’.
Okay, so you’ve started your year and most likely gathered some resolutions to work with. How did it go? If you’re like most people, around this time of the year you’re starting to lose track of your decisions. It’s nothing bad, it just so happens. But remember, that you’re the one in charge!
First of all, you have to reorganise yourself. Take a quick look in your calendar or a diary. If you don’t have one, think for a moment. Do you feel confident with your resolutions? Reflect on your goals and ideas and review your plan. Think of your progress in terms of incremental (small/partial) changes. What can you do each week to bring yourself closer to the ideal you, which your goals and resolutions represent?
Once you know what your goal is and you are potentially aware of the challenges that lay on the path towards it, think of your beliefs that might get in the way. You need to rewire your internal programming. What’s holding us back the most is often our own thinking.
When reflecting on your goals, what emotions and reasons for failure do you notice? Look within and consider what is keeping you from sticking to your preferred habits, diets, or resolutions. To take control of your life, you need to understand yourself. In the mastery of self-reflection lies the power to change one’s thinking.
After tackling the ‘internal enemies’ it is important to regroup your own troops. This is of course an allegory of the activity we’re about to present. This time, you will have to grab a piece of paper and a pen, before continuing the read. Go on, take a second. Are you ready…? Let’s continue.
Draw a circle and divide it into eight pieces. Like you would draw a birthday cake. Each of the pieces will represent one area of your life. Here is our proposition: health; career; relationships; romance; personal development; finance; recreation; and spirituality. Write them down and imagine that the middle of the cake represents the worst level of these parts of your life, then draw lines that reflect the level of the current satisfaction you have in these areas. How are you feeling about your finances? How are you feeling about your relationships? Etc. Take the time to review your current situations and then continue with the article.
The next step is the fun part. You’re going to get back on track by choosing the exact path for each of the categories. Think of the activities that will bring you the most improvement in the respective field. What would you like to see happen with your career? How would you like to study this year?
Taking control of your lifestyle demands your attention. You need to challenge yourself in ways that allow you to grow without putting you off balance. It’s all about ‘the middle way’. Focus on actionable and effective habits, which, when implemented daily, would allow you to get back on track with your resolutions.
A healthy, athletic person is certainly taking care of their body weekly, if not daily. Ask any of your muscly friends about their habits, nine out of ten of them will admit to a regular exercise regime. It is the same with anything else that one wants to pursue in their life. A healthy body, a healthy relationship, or a thriving business – one’s everyday actions reflect the state of them.
So, whatever you wish your life to be like, you need to set your standards to match it. A successful musician plays more often than a dabbling amateur. An outstanding salesperson makes more phone calls than most of their peers. Reorganise your life around the priorities you wish to pursue. Whatever you desire to be, do, or have, you need to move towards it by changing yourself and your standards.
With the goals reviewed, plans remade, and beliefs refocused you will become less overwhelmed and gain confidence in your stride. It’s a matter of time. As a wise person once stated ‘consistency beats talent everyday’, so make sure to stay on track towards your goals every step of the way.
Over the upcoming months focus your activities on becoming the kind of person that meets the requirements of your goals. Your daily habits reflect the state of your life. To understand how you did in the previous years, just look into your lifestyle and notice how far you’ve come. Wherever you see some missing pieces, feel free to fill them up with your actions. Reactivate your love and passion for life, by seeing the extreme potential that lies within your daily efforts. You truly can do pretty much anything.
Have A Good One
All in all, how this year will turn out for you is mostly up to you. You’re in control of your emotions and actions, so take it slow, reflect often, and simply go for it. Whatever you want to achieve is possible, you just have to do the work and get it.
Our team at Revolancer wants to remind you that we are all in this together. The world might seem unpredictable and overwhelming at times, but with the help of positive habits, support from other people, and consistent action, we can get back on track and go for what we want. The devil is in the details. So, take one step at a time, make incremental changes, and lead your life in health and prosperity.
Before You Go
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