Recently a friend of mine called me up and said, “Cole, what the hell are you doing? What you put on (said social network) isn’t becoming of you. If you’re not happy, don’t bitch and moan about it, do something about it. I’m really disappointed in you.”
Yeah that actually happened, but let’s be honest this could of been you. We all fall off the horse from time to time. We often find ourselves going in the right direction, only to fall off and find ourselves drifting away. It happens to all of us. Hell it’s happened to me on more than one occasion than I can count.
The question is though, how do we stop this from happening? In the above instance, my friend was right. I was falling off the horse and a swift kick in the pants was all I needed for me to get back in the saddle. We all fall off our horses but the key I’ve learned is to find out how not to fall off too often.
Here are 4 tips that have helped me from doing exactly that.
- Take a look at the people you surround yourself with. You’re an average of the 5 people you surround yourself with. If things aren’t going well, chances are you’re surrounding yourself with the wrong people.
- Ask yourself if you have ME time. Me time is so crucial in today’s world in where we get bombarded with messages 24/7. Take time to go get lost in the woods or get lost in a new city. You’ll thank me later.
- Disconnect from social media and stop comparing yourself to others. Stop looking at social media. Stop reading blog posts about people’s lives. Don’t worry about them, worry about you. These highlight reels often give us images that aren’t perfect and are always superficial. It’s important to understand that no one is perfect, we’re all fighting our own battles.
- Purge it all. Do you really need everything that you own in life? Do you really? Purging items, both emotionally and physically can help you move on from events that are weighing you down.
Now following these 4 tips doesn’t mean you’re not going to fall off the horse or drift off course, but they will allow you to be saved if you do.