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I don’t know about the rest of you, but my motivation has been at an all-time low during the past year. Maybe it is the never-ending pandemic, ever-changing rules related to the pandemic, or nothing to do with it. I just know that something feels different.

The first thing I noticed was the lack of urgency for almost everything I had planned. ISign You Got This would have work and non-work-related plans and would not make any effort to follow through. Or I would have plans, and the slightest change in my schedule would cause me to cancel; sometimes, the difference could be as minor as the change in my mood.

The next thing I noticed was a continuous inner dialogue about my life choices. Am I doing what I am supposed to be doing with my life? Am I doing enough? Would I be happier if I had chosen option A instead of option B? I would ask myself all the questions that did not have a concrete answer, so the questions did not end.

The last thing I noticed was a subtle detachment of the previously important things. Some of these things were unimportant and should have been from my life. But there were other things, little pleasures that I once enjoyed but stopped doing for no other reason than I just stopped doing it.

All the behaviors I describe are common when we are overwhelmed, stressed, and emotionally unmanaged. We are not ourselves and do not behave as we usually would. One of the most important things is identifying that we are not ourselves. Often, we ignore what our body is telling us. We hope that the unpleasant feeling will go away or change into something more aligned with what we want.

What do we do when things get to this point? We Face Life Obstacles (F.L.O.)!

F.L.O. is a 5-step process to create a healthy flow between life’s responsibilities.

  1. Step One- Assess
    Assess and analyze behaviors, schedules, responsibilities, and all the aspects of your life that make it unique to you.
  2. Step Two- Identify
    Identify which parts of your life are disrupting your wellness. Your wellness can be described as all the things that make you who you ARE—your work performance, cognitive abilities, mood, energy level, etc.
  3. Step Three-Prioritize
    Recognize what needs to change first according to the severity of the disruption.
  4. Step Four-Plan
    Create a plan to address each change, one at a time.
  5. Step Five-Commit
    Without this step, none of the rest matter!

It took a significant amount of journaling, meditating, and “Being” before I was ready to make some changes. Do what feels right for you. If you would like some guidance through this process, contact a professional!