I'm not ashamed to admit that I've been feeling really lazy recently, useless, demotivated- stuck in a rut. We've all been there right?
Fortunately I got the help of Eileen Mccotter Life Changing Health & Fitness - and she's really helped me get out of my funk.
Firstly, she taught me that I'm not lazy... Lazy is a negative word that makes me feel bad. What I've been is disconnected.
I'm actually a really hard working person, when I feel motivated, so I've not been lazy, rather than I have been disconnected. Once I feel the connection to my goals again, the hard work comes back with ease.
How did she get me 'connected?' It started when she asked me to create a list of actions that make me feel connected to my goal and a list of actions (or lack of actions) that make me feel disconnected from my goal.
My actions that make me feel connected ranged from exercises like, "what's new and good," reciting positive affirmations and making list for daily / weekly activity and jobs.
My actions that make me feel dissociated were things like, not realising what I have been achieving, negative self talk ("I am lazy"), just doing jobs as they crop up - reacting rather than being proactive.
The second step was to write down things that I am doing, or have done recently. I'm training around 15 people every week... this isn't lazy. I've been looking after my niece, my girlfriend's sister, organising day trips and meals, making picnics - TIDYING UP RELENTLESSLY after all this mess has been made.
I've not been lazy - just disconnected from my goals and my business.
I felt shitty though because I didn't realise what I have been achieving.
Using this new-found connection, and zest for work I started on the jobs that make me feel connected. Sitting down for 4 minutes and writing down everything in your life, no matter how small, that is new and good is a powerful exercise, and put me on the write path.
I already feel like I'm on my way to having my groove back.
How are you getting on with your goals? Do you think these exercises would be helpful for you?
I'm actually going to be seeing Eileen at the end of June for a workshop - details are below, if you're interested.