How to get out of a slump

Hi guys, I hope you’re all doing well. Again, thank you for following me, I really appreciate the support. In my last post I spoke about discipline and at the end of the post I said I would talk about the 3 ways to make money. I have not done any posts for a couple of weeks as I’ve been in a slump which I’m now just getting out of. So instead of talking about money in this post I’m going to talk about how to get out of a slump. I’ve done it a few times over the past 2 years.

If you’ve read all my posts you would know that both of my kids have disabilities. One has Cerebral Palsy and my other child has Autism.

I’m not going to lie, I’ve been feeling a bit low lately and the isolation isn’t helping either (which I’m sure many people can relate to, after all, this has been a global experience). I’m slowly getting out of my slump and I’m going to explain how I do it, so that hopefully it can help you when you’re having a down period.

First of all I start just doing some easy things that work for me that I enjoy. Like walking and listening to motivational videos on YouTube. I don’t walk too hard or fast, I just walk and breathe and take it easy. This is more to relax than to exercise. I then do a little bit of reading, about 20 minutes. These little things help clear my mind and help boost my self esteem and mental health.

The other one is the big one that helps me the most. That is to help somebody else. It takes your mind off yourself for a while and when you’ve finished helping them you feel a lot better.

Currently my uncle is going through a tough time and needs to move houses as he and his kids hate where they live. My niece actually cried and that just made me go into a different mode. Now I’m on a mission to help get them out of there and this has already brought me out of my slump to have a goal, especially when others are relying on me.

They live in an apartment building with no backyard and the kids feel stuck inside as there are a lot of drug addicts in the area and the kids feel scared to go outside. I believe I can help them find a rental in a nice neighbourhood with a backyard so my Uncle can breathe easier and the kids can play outside.

So my uncle and I sat down with a piece of paper and wrote down his finances and created a budget that will allow them to be able to afford to move within 2 months. I will help him move his furniture and belongings. Then they will be living better lives and I will feel good because I helped them get out of where they are and I will also feel good when I see them happy.

But also in the meantime I have climbed out of my slump and am back doing all my daily disciplines again. I had about a week where I did not do much as I had lost motivation. Now, by taking action, I feel back to a better me.

So this post was about how to lift yourself out of a slump and these are the steps I took to do it. I helped somebody else and took my mind off the things that were bringing me down and I also did things that I know make me feel better rather than staying where I was watching TV and feeling sorry for myself. I’ve now snapped out of it and I’m ready to go again.

I really hope these tips and any tips in my blogs can help you. After all, the reason I started blogging was to help people that have been broken to recycle their pain and take their lives to a whole new level.

I really want to thank you so much for following me, I am very grateful. Please feel free to ask questions or leave a comment down below. I hope you’re doing well and thank you again 😀

8 thoughts on “How to get out of a slump

  1. Hi Jamie. I am sorry to hear that you have been feeling down. Glad that you are starting to feel better. Thank you for being so courageous and sharing your struggles. I want to encourage you that you are not alone and that you are appreciated. Have a wonderful day 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much. I just new I had to show people that have had a lot of trauma that when you do recycle your pain in time you will have struggles and it’s normal and you can get out of it. Thank you for your great comment. It’s much appreciated

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  2. I’m glad you found some ways to get out of that slump! I find that when I am in a slump, the longer I sit there in that slump the worse it gets. Getting out and walking, or getting up and doing something different to alter the daily routine always helps me. It’s been a tough few weeks with this Covid mess so I think everyone can relate to that “slump” feeling 🙂 Hope you have a great day!

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    1. Thanks Lea, I totally agree. I used to be in slumps a lot before I changed my life around. I now know that when I’m having a slump that it’s ok and too except it. Life is hard. So I don’t let myself go for more than a week. But because of all the things I’ve learnt in the past 2 years from all the books I’ve read I’ve also learnt how to get out of them and what you said was spot on. But for me the biggest one is helping somebody else. I love helping people and I know if I zone in to helping someone. I notice that within a day I start to feel better already. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I am so grateful. And yes I’m out of slump now. I hope you have a great day also😊. Please take care and be safe.

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  3. Hello Jamie

    This is a very wonderful article with valid points!

    I will definitely go with the “helping someone” point.

    Now, I’m updated on how I can get out of a slump, thanks to you. 😃

    I’m also sorry to hear that things were not going on well, but it’s great to see that you are trying to do all you can to bring positivity to yourself.

    I also believe in your capacities to handle tough situations.

    I hope your children are having a wonderful day?!? 😎

    Please greet them for me🤗

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