2017 has been such a challenging year for me. Physically, mentally and emotionally. With my husbands upcoming deployment, his workups until then means he is gone..alot and the deployment hasn't even started. Emotionally, I've dealt with difficult people this year as ever before in my life. I've been stretched with patience as a mother, missing my family 12 hours away and it's been over a year since I left my favorite gym where I taught classes that I loved. It took years to build friendships then starting over again last year in a new state.
Needless to say the first few months of 2017 I was in a slump then in April our plane had an emergency landing. As we braced for impact and we all thought these were our last moment of breath, I thought of everything precious in my life and texted those closest to my heart it was in that moment I realized the precious breath we are given each day. Coming away from that safely was one of the happiest moments of my life. (And Bonus my husband was training and only a few hours away to I got to see him!) I came back to reality and it took time to get over. I started counseling, took things out of my life that consumed my time, started reading more, praying alot and really digging into God's word. I began to see I was recovering from something that shook me up. I began learning about toxic people and learned to detach myself, spending more time on self reflection, self care and love. It felt amazing.
Today, I am breathing with a grateful heart. My soul is taking time to heal. I recently started working out again, consistently. It feels amazing. I feel lighter, refreshed, and ready to be Megan again. So in this all, I wanted to share with you 3 Powerful Tools that helped me get through a slump. Have you ever been there? Perhaps you're going through something traumatic, overwhelmed, overworked and feel like you're on a hamster wheel unable to stop? I get it. I've been there.
Sharing my personal tips to help You get out of a slump:
1. Start with God. Ask yourself if there is ANYTHING soaking up your time and energy?
Are you constantly thinking negatively? Do you get on social medial ALOT? Are you having arguments in your head about toxic people? Are you watching tv for long periods of time to hide relaty?
Take a day, write out EVERYTHING you do. Make a pie chart and see where your time goes. What can you take out to add more of God in?
If you find you literally took all out you could and still feel overwhelmed then perhaps getting up a few minutes earlier can help. Find a sitter, ask for help (it's OK), Sometimes there are chapters in our life that are crazy busy. I get it. I'm there now. But my friend, if you want to get out of a slump you must make this process more of a priority.
2. If you don't like something change it.
Let me give you an example, for a year I have been going to a gym. I tried so hard to meet nice friends, amazing instructors and hopefully teach there. Well it didn't happen, my heart was never in it. After a year I decided to change gyms (that is a HUGE deal for me, the gym is my little slice of a sanctuary). It was scary at first, but I really put myself out there. I'd walk up, introduce myself to people. Share our journey's in life together and I prayed God would provide for me. He did just that. I love where I go now. and learning so much.
I also wanted to join a bible study, I needed that fellowship. I joined a study with other wives whose husbands' are deploying. It's so refreshing.
I didn't like the slump I was in so I got help. I chat with a counseling bi-weekly. It's wonderful. No judgement and she's guiding me to books to learn more about myself.
Where are you? Is there anything you can try and change this month?
3. Set boundaries with food and people.
I said it! Having boundaries with toxic people has been one of thee most soul refreshing things ever. I used to be a people pleaser. I wanted EVERYONE to like me. When I wanted to get out of my slump I knew I needed to focus on myself more. Alot of my energy was going to people I couldn't change. Situations that couldn't either. So I changed my attitude. Phew, it feels soo good!
And set boundaries with food. Life is better with boundaries! I have a better plan what to eat, how I feel and what my boundaries are with food.
So where are you today my friend? Do you like where you are headed? You have the power to control your reactions. You can always start fresh. God Bless today!
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