Getting out of that mental slump.
You know it is all in your head. Things do not feel like they are going as you planned. You work hard and feel like you are moving further from your goals. If an outsider were to look at your progress, they would only see the positive. What can you do to rid this feeling?
1. A great book to read to help you change your perspective is “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living.” By Dale Carnegie – The stories in this book have been life changing for myself. Sometimes you forget the world does not revolve around you, and how small your problems truly are in the bigger picture.
2. Talk with someone you trust about what is on your mind. I talk with my wife and or close friends. It is always good to hear another person’s perspective. You might even find a solution to what is bothering you. Think of it like a focus group.
3. Write out your thoughts on paper. Dig deep in the archives and find a pencil and a notebook. Hand-write what is on your mind. This is almost like yelling on top of your lungs without bothering people. (Remember if you are angry, you might need a pencil sharpener.)
These three methods have been serving me well. In reality, it all starts with understanding, what is truly important after everything is said and done. What is important today might not even be a memory in the future.