Begin with the end in mind
If all your problems were solved and you were living your life on your terms, what would it look like? Get dreaming! It will give you a great feeling.
Do little things every day
Imagine a guy who wants to lose weight but sees it as impossible to get to the size he wants. Turn it into a ten day challenge for him. For ten days do 10 minutes of exercise and eat healthy. Just for ten days. Suddenly things start to feel more achievable.
Do physical exercise
Go for walk, a run, a swim it doesn’t matter! Even if you dance in the air. It’ll get your heart pumping and you’ll feel more capable.
Listen to Thunderstruck
Ok it doesn’t have to be this track. Whatever song for you fills you with energy.
Get ready for more fun
Something I’ve been messing with lately is uploading an imaginary app to my brain called MaxFun 2.0. One of Dr Richard Bandler’s favourite questions is ‘How much fun can you stand?’ So with every new situation I ask myself this ‘How can I design my next experience for maximum fun.’ Banter with shop staff, the trolley ‘Le Mans’ and basketball with food items. Supermarket shopping has never been more enjoyable.
Help someone else
Someone else’s problems tend to be much easier than our own. My problems are too difficult but yours are easy! I can help you with yours! Then the universe seems to do something odd. It sends you the help you need in return. Sometimes the advice you give someone else turns out to be the advice you need to take for yourself.
Ask for help
A good friend of mine reminded me only this morning that whilst I go out of my way to help other people, I am the world’s worst at asking for – and accepting help. Humans are good at helping – we like to help. Even people we don’t know. Someone is waiting to help you – you just have to ASK.
The thing that unlocked me the other day when I was having a stuck day was Facebook videos. I watched back to back short videos of inspiring content. People achieving things. People elated. People overcoming challenges to achieve. The one that got me was a film about Connor McGregor who jacked his job as a plumber to pursue his dream of becoming a UFC fighter. Love him or hate him he is a role model of confidence, self-belief and energy.
The thinking that got you stuck in the first place will not be the same strategy to get you unstuck. So whatever you choose, know that you need to shake it up. Do some rewiring in the brain department.