01 Aug 3 Growth Activities For When You’re Feeling “Bleh”
Not every day, week, month, or year is a good day, week, month, or year. Some days I feel on top of the world. I can do anything, and my productivity is insane. Other days, it’s a miracle if I take a shower. We’re all human, and it’s not fair to expect yourself to be superman/woman every day. Relaxation is necessary. However, lingering in a negative headspace for too long can hinder growth and prevent us from reaching our goals. Here are three growth activities for when you’re feeling “bleh.”
When the fear of failure gets in the way
Many of us are scared to pursue our dreams of starting our own business or advancing in our careers. We’re not scared of the business itself or the work it will require. What we’re terrified of is failing. We have to remember that the most successful people aren’t successful because they’ve never failed. They’re successful because they’re comfortable with failing. They welcome it as an opportunity to learn and to grow. They understand that a failed business is better than no business.
Growth Activity: What are three things you would do right now if you knew there was zero chance of failure?
When you’re caught up comparing yourself to others
When we aren’t fulfilled with our own lives, we tend to feel envious of people who seem happy and successful. When we are fulfilled, we admire people who seem happier or more fortunate than us. Happiness is when admiration replaces envy.
Growth Activity: Is there someone in your life who you envy? Jot down three things about them that you admire and consider ways that you can improve in those areas in your own life.
When you struggle to realize your passion
As a child, I loved to read, write, and explore. Those things haven’t changed. Often we grow up and get distracted from our real passions and desires because we learn to value societal acceptance over self-discovery. What we forget is that everything we need to know about ourselves, we learn as children. Truly fulfilled and successful people understand this and know how to find success doing what they love most.
Growth Activity: What did you love to do as a child? Do you still do any of those things? How can you incorporate them into your career?
Hopefully spending a few minutes reflecting on and answering these growth activities helps you get back on track and inspires you to start fresh on your growth journey. Do you have any practices that help you to get out of a “bleh” mood? Share them in the comments!