“Gimme a break!” Is probably one of the most recognizable frustration mantras out there.
But less than clear would be, why does one need this “break”? What caused the frustration to utter this phrase in the first place? Is there some mental clutter that needs some cleaning out?
Here are some signs that you really may need a break:
- Tired, but can’t sleep
- Prolonged sickness
- “unexplained” sadness
- short tempered over just about anything
- So stressed about your past you can’t focus on your future
We all have moments where we need or have to put ourselves in a time-out so that we can recover or recoup our happy. Because we know if we don’t someone’s gonna get hurt! By way of saying or doing things we’ll probably wish we hadn’t.
Often times when we come to this state of affairs, it’s usually an indication that we are either in need of or on the verge of a breakthrough! A breakthrough sounds so much more exciting than a breakdown doesn’t it?
A breakthrough comes when you decide that the pain of staying the same is what will ultimately break you, not figuring out how you are going to make the needed changes. It’s a moving (breaking) through the obstacles that are preventing you from the changes you want.
Here are some ways to accelerate a breakthrough:
- TRY new ways to do things (someone else’s way, tweaked to make your own)
- Get help – who’s already “there” (a mentor, coach, tools, etc.)
- Believe the possibility is REAL
- Find a mantra that stirs you
- Know why it matters (what’s at stake if this breakthrough doesn’t happen?)
PROGRESS is the most important area to prioritize your focus when it comes to making the necessary changes to closing the gap between where you are and where you want to be!
Choosing the breakthroughs over the breakdowns right there with ya,