3 ways to Get Back on Track whenever you slip up

3 ways to get back on track whenever you slip up

We’ve all been there…

You follow your diet for a week and then break it with a weekend party. You commit to working out more, hit the gym for two days, and then struggle to get off the couch after a long day of work.

There’s nothing to be ashamed of… I know how hard it is to follow up, I’ve been there too.

These small bumps don’t make you a failure, we’re only human after all. Even the most successful people in the world slip up sometimes. What separates them from average people is their ability to get back on track quickly.

Here are 3 strategies that can help you get back on track.

1. Be Specific and Schedule it

It might be nice to tell yourself that you’re going to change, but getting specific makes it real and gives you a reason and a reminder to get back on track whenever you slip up.

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Want to get back on track with your studying or exercise schedule? Assign specific time in a day for only studying or exercise and when the time comes do only that nothing else.

Here’s a tip: Set up a trigger(reminder) after scheduling it.

Want to meditate everyday? Schedule it soon after you wake up. Same way, everyday.

2. Stick to your schedule, even if it’s in small ways.

It’s not the individual impact of missing your schedule that’s a big deal. It’s the cumulative impact of never getting back on track. For that reason, it’s critical to stick to your schedule, even if it’s only in a very small way.

Don’t have enough time to do a full workout? Just do 20 push ups.

Don’t have enough time to do Meditation? Close your eyes and take ten deep breaths.

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3. Focus on the things that you can start working with.

We waste so much time focusing on what we don’t have. This is so true when we get off track from our goals. When we don’t do the things we want to do such as start studying, eat healthy, workout we come up with excuses…such as;

“I don’t have enough time. I don’t have enough money. I’m not sure what to do. I feel lazy.”

Instead I want you to think: “I can start working with this”.

Most of us hesitate to start because we think we have “no money, no resources, no contacts, no experience” but there are few people aka successful people choose to get started anyway.

It’s not easy, but I promise you that your life will be better if you choose to feel uncomfortable and make progress, rather than complain and make excuses. Shift your focus from what is not available to what is available.

Key Takeaway:

Make sure that the habits that you’re trying to stick to are actually important to you because it’s remarkable how much time we spend chasing things that we don’t really care about. Then, when we don’t achieve them, we beat ourselves up and feel like a failure for not achieving something that wasn’t important to us.

“If it really matters to you, then you’ll find a way to make it work.”

Develop a plan for getting back on track and recommit to your routine as quickly as possible.

1. Be Specific and Schedule it.

2. Stick to your schedule, even if it’s in small ways.

3. Focus on the things that you can start working with.

Do you find this post helpful? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.

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