Get back up, dust yourself off and stay on track.
Ever wondered how to get back on track with life? Well, you’re not alone.
Many of us had new year resolutions and set goals to achieve this year, but just how many steps back have you taken from those goals already. Do you even still remember them? Or have you simply given up on them?
These are basically the questions I’ve been asking myself the past couple of days. It’s actually depressing how life just swoops in and snatches our dreams and aspirations from us – but that’s only if we let it!
Just thinking of how frustrating it’s been for me to keep up with my goals while I had to face some pretty tough moments, I feel victorious to be able to pick up myself and keep going forward.
Personally, I refuse to think of how many steps back I’ve taken this year from my goals. I simply want to celebrate the fact that I’m still here, still moving forward, and still VERY determined to achieve my goals.
This year I have come so close to giving up many times already, and just dealing with the many curves life has thrown at me. I’ve told myself “What’s the point of even trying” many times – and almost believed it.
But in the end, what’s important is that I didn’t quit when I thought I would. So DO NOT GIVE UP!
Despite all the discouragement, and ‘reality’ trying to force its way down your throat. If you remember what you wanted for your life in the first place, and why you wanted it. If you are even just still alive, then anything is possible – So Get Back Up, Dust Yourself Off and Stay on Track!
We are just a few months away from the end of this year and some of us may still be inspired to meet all our goals and milestones which is great, but we all know how easy it is to get off track. Very easy in fact.
So how do you stay on track to ensure you achieve everything you set for yourself this year?
Here are some easy ideas to help you keep the momentum and stay motivated on making the year more productive and rewarding for you!
One of the factors that can ruin a whole day right from the start is having to rush through your morning routine and starting your day without any plan.
Give yourself some time to be thankful for the fact that you’re alive and well. Establish the habit of gratitude to the Almighty each morning and you’ll be surprised how much boost that could give you to tackle your day.
You can do this by simply going over the tasks you want to accomplish for the day. Make a list if you like, arranging them in order of urgency and importance.
Visualize not just the tasks, but the time and resources you may likely need to accomplish them. This gives you a sense of focus and drive needed to start the day.
I do this every morning before getting up from bed, and this is what gives me that adrenaline shot I need to kickstart my day. My family make jokes about how I jump up from bed wide awake and immediately focused on a task as if I had been dreaming of it, which is almost true.
Make it a habit each day to mentally or verbally recite how exactly you want your day to be, who you want to see and want others to see when they look at you.
It doesn’t have to be anything complex. Just a few positive statements will empower you is all you need. Like saying; I am beautiful. I am a winner. Or I am a mentor who’s life will be an inspiration to those around me.
These affirmations will not just help you develop a positive mental attitude, but also cause your mind to subconsciously start establishing these characteristics within you.
Thanks to the increasingly advancing world, the sources of distraction around us are on the high. From our work to personal emails, social media, phone calls, Netflix and so on.
There will be no limit to the distractions if we don’t consciously create one. Speaking from personal experience, allowing these distractions free reign can lead to severe psychological & mental drain.
Do not expend your valuable energies on things or people that cannot improve your life and work. Set out some time during the day when you will allow no interruptions, and be firm in detaching from people or technology when you need to.
At the end of each day, dedicate some time to reflect on what you accomplished or didn’t, and ways you could have done better.
You could set out the last 15 minutes of the day to your reflection or like me, do it while commuting back from work. I usually use this time to form a rough plan of what my next day will be like. Keep in mind, this is not the time for self criticism but quite the opposite.
Even if there are unsatisfactory areas, open your mind to learn from them and resolve to do better.
Comfort yourself with the knowledge that you are better today than you were yesterday.
So considering how easy it is to get off track, I’ll personally like to celebrate the fact that I am still in the race, and as determined as ever to keep on going! Everyday is a day to celebrate our VICTORY over life’s trials and all its lemons!
Don’t forget that being a work in progress is also a great achievement!