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Remember to recover

Having recovery time is just as important as what you do when you’re active. You fill up your schedule so much where you have no time to recover and that actually affects your engagement in the task.

It’s something we’ve heard so often, but very few of us actually make recovery a priority. The key is being very intentional about it and planning it into your days.

MORE IDEAS FROM Negative emotions clouding your creative process? Here’s how to clear the fog


“You might have heard of this so-called flow state. That’s this enthusiasm you get where you meet the optimality between challenge and your confidence to master that challenge.”

  • Simply recognize that you’re feeling a particular way about something.
  • Validae those emotions. A lot of times what we try to do when we’re feeling negative or stressed is we try to fight it. And really what you’re doing is creating what’s called a secondary emotion, and that judgment actually fuels the flame to make that negative emotion more pronounced.
  • Reframe your situation. The classic reframe is looking at your challenge as an opportunity to grow. Reframing can also be breaking down an overwhelming task into smaller, easier-to-execute steps.

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If you find yourself in this rut, don’t lose hope — just don’t. You can still get back on track even if you feel like you’re in charge of, or — worse — you’re done and “over” everything. Getting your zip back will involve doing the following 11 strategies.

“Whenever I’ve been in a slump, I’ve discovered that it’s often because I have too much going on in my life,” writes Zen Habits’ Leo Babauta . “I’m trying to do too much.” As a result, “it saps my energy and motivation. It’s probably the most common mistake that people make: try to try to accomplish too many goals at once.

Susan David

“Being positive has become a new form of moral correctness.”

Fixed Vs Growth Mindset
  • A fixed or static mindset is a terrible disadvantage as life is a constant flux. Life’s challenges keep on coming and difficult situations and failure are all part of it. Being rigid will only make things worse and add unnecessary complications.
  • A growth mindset has the advantage of being adaptive and trainable, able to build the skills required to handle the obstacles and move ahead in life. A growth mindset learns from failure and makes corrections, instead of being bogged down.