Entrepreneurship is a bumpy road. Sometimes you’ll be at the top of the roller coaster, feeling free as a bird. Sometimes you’ll be at the bottom, feeling trapped and unsure of everything, ever.
Now, I’m all about you feeling and expressing your feelings. Your feelings are such brilliant indicators of all sorts of things relating to you, your body, your mind, and your soul.
But sometimes you just need to get out of the funk you’ve found yourself in.
Where everything feels hard. Motivation is low. Creativity is low. Fulfillment is nowhere to be seen. You’re running yourself ragged… or you can’t get off the couch. You’re laying your life down for your clients while you, yourself, are at the very bottom of your priority list.
Ya know? Funks happen. And that’s okay.
Here’s how to get out a funk in less than ten minutes and move on with your day:
Surprise, surprise! This exercise is part meditation, part journaling. Get your open minds and free-flowing pens ready.
Here we go.
Imagine yourself completing the next task on your list in the best, most feel-good way. I mean, get super ideal here. Open up your mind to imagine the best possible situation for getting this work done.
Where do you see yourself sitting while completing this tasks?
What are you drinking?
What are you listening to?
What’s your view like?
What are you wearing (Jake from State Farm)?
What are you feeling in your gut?
What does your body as a whole feel like?
Get as detailed as you can.
Now, break the trance, and implement just one piece of that vision as you sit down to do any piece of work today – whether it’s for a client or for yourself.
Here are some examples from when I’ve coached my clients through this exercise:
One of my clients imagined herself drinking a Cosmopolitan, Carrie Bradshaw style, so she went and found a chic, corner bar with outdoor seating to finally, finally batch-write a few blog posts.
Another imagined herself overlooking the ocean. Since she was land-locked at the moment, she pulled up a screensaver of her favorite family beach vacation spot and played the Ocean Sounds Spotify playlist, while scheduling a month’s worth of Instagram posts.
When I first did this exercise, I imagined myself freshly showered, in clean, crisp pajamas. So guess what I did? I showered and put fresh PJ’s on in the middle of the day and finally, finally submitted a few guest blog posts.
The point here is to find a way to infuse YOU back into your work. Because I’m convinced that’s why we’ve found ourselves in a funk – we’ve lost pieces of ourselves along the way and now nothing feels natural.
It’s time to find just one thing that aligns us back to our natural selves today and incorporate it into our workflow.
So, go! Work through the simple visualization, journal through if it helps you process, and then implement just one thing from your experience into the real world.