Celebrate good times, come on

Did you ever feel like you were really dissapointed about the outome of something? Like it didn’t go the way that you wanted it to and it sort of numbed you for a bit? Perhaps you felt overwhelmed by all that you put in, but underwhelmed by the results that you got in return.

When we experience a major setback, we often need to take a break and focus on other things. If you’re anything like me, however, you may feel like you’re slacking by taking a break, but sometimes that pause is exactly what you need so that you can regroup and try a new approach.

I’ve certainly been there before- stuck in that mix of dissapointment and uncertainty. There was one big project in particular that I was extremely focused on. I wanted it to be very successful and worked so hard to that end. Ultimately, however, it was only very moderately successful, and that outcome really brought me down. My enthusiasm for the project was halted and I just sort of gave up for awhile. Eventually, though, I was able to dust myself off and regroup. And I’m glad that I did because I was able to get back to making my desires unfold.

Here are 5 reasons why you should take a break when you need to:

  1. You’ve probably lost your mojo and need to restore it before you can attract a more positive outcome.
  2. Whatever it was that you were after may not have been the fit that you hoped it would be, and that’s okay.
  3. You’ll probably get closer to what you want in the future but need to readjust your plan first.
  4. Nothing happens in a straight line. You have to take rests during a marathon.
  5. There isn’t anything wrong with recharging your batteries when you need to. A break isn’t forever.

And here are 5 ways that you can regroup:

  1. Have some fun. There’s nothing like some relaxation, fun, and downtime to get you revved up for round 2.
  2. Focus on things that serve you and fill your more immediate needs for awhile. Your confidence will begin to rebuild.
  3. Refrain from thinking about what didn’t go well, and instead concentrate on the progress you’ve gained (it’s there no matter how minor).
  4. Taking time away is such a gift in so many ways. Subconsciouly, you will be working on your comeback plan until you’re ready to implement it (without even realizing it).
  5. Remind yourself that it just wasn’t the right path for you. You still have others to try and it’s time to get going!