I think my slump started a month or so ago and I have been struggling ever since. One thing I know about myself is that when things aren’t going quite well, I get anxious and begin to lose control of what I already have. All I did was procrastinating my tasks at hand and nothing else. 

 A period of fall off or stagnating, during which a person performs unproductively, inefficiently, or ineffectively is described as a Slump. Sometimes we get into such a slump that even thinking about making positive changes seems too difficult. 

It seems the harder you work, the more mistakes you make.

Have you had a slump? You’d know it if you did. It feels like everything you touch goes wrong.

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Here are 5 tips that can help you un-slump your slump:


For me, I put a lot of pressure on myself to make everything fall in place. But, I realized that didn’t help me get the work done. It will only wrangle me in the spiral of depression. 

I suggest taking a break and be patient with your journey. Try spending some time alone and gain a better perspective for yourself. 

Maybe watch your favourite episodes from F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

2. Acceptance 

I learnt that it’s important to acknowledge and talk about it and move ahead. 

Once you’re completely aware that you’re in Slump and when you accept that you don’t wanna stay in that slump you’ll work for it.

Keep reminding yourself that this too shall pass and I will get better. It’s important to determine that you’re not willing to stay here. 

3. Optimism

We have to be careful about what kind of information we allow into our minds on a regular basis. 

The dark news, the negative people can make us all feel worse and hinder our thinking ability. 

Enlighten yourself with positive thoughts, belief in yourself and you will begin to see things with new perspectives. 

4. Break the monotony 

Sometimes, Slumps come from being entangled in the same routine. Break that monotony and bring the shock in your system. 

If you’re a night owl, try waking up early. 

If you’re an introvert, try breaking the social awkward chain.

If you’re binge watcher, try reading the books.

Try mixing up things a bit, changing certain things around to get you out of the rut. 

5. Motivation

Watch or read some motivational, biographies to see how others stood motivated through their setbacks. Analyzing the problems and coming up with solutions to avoid happening in the future. 

Engage in experiences, talk to people and share your vision. 

Give yourself a pep talk and the energy will electrify. You have got to move forward to Un-Slump your Slump. 

Whats the plan?

When you know you have fallen in the dilemma, and you need to find a way out.  

Here are these 3 steps you can try to Un-Slump your Slump:

1.Give away to your struggle

No matter how happy something makes us, most of the time, we drift back to where we started.

Take a break, get some fresh perspective, and clear out your mind. You will most likely come back fresh and relaxed.

Acknowledge and make a list of all the things that are stopping you to move ahead. Tell yourself that you may feel like a failure right now, but you’ll get better. 

2. Create the desire 

Create a boosting, environment. Don’t look for comfort, look for solutions!

The difference between the current feeling and the desired feeling is creating a fear of not being good enough.

If you want something badly enough, then quitting is simply not an option. You either find a way or make one. 

3. Divide the task

Ask yourself, “ what is at the top in your priority list”?

Once you have chosen the important tasks, divide it into smaller goals, and group the similar ones together. 

This will not only help reduce the burden but will also create a feeling of being accomplished. 

Its just a process!

The most important step is to identify whether it’s a Slump or you’re just bored. Recognizing that you are in ‘fear of Slump’ and that fear is the first step in the journey.

Blame it on the holidays or the cold weather whatever the reason is, slumps happen to everyone. It’s how quickly we can get over the slump that matters. Everyone feels stressed out, anxious, or sad at times, but those types of emotions almost never make it to the ‘Gram. 

The best part about un-slumping yourself is that it gets your brain stirring. And you’ll quickly become the kind of person that others refer to as “driven.”

You’re an awesome person who can still feel pain while laughing at it, knowing that you’ll work through it. 

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21 year old journalist in making. Amateur writer that depends on coffee for support. Ambivert who will choose dogs over cats and burgers over pizzas.