In a matter of an instance, life can go from amazing to awful. You can go from being on top of the world to struggling to get out of bed. We have all experienced setbacks in our life, but they should not control how your overall health and wellbeing. When these setbacks happen, it difficult to face the challenges that are in the front of us with high energy and motivation. If you find yourself in your own personal slump, follow my tips in getting back on top.

Take a breather.

Sometimes you need to take a step back to make more sense of the situation you are in. Taking some time for yourself will help you evaluate your situation and figure out what course of action is the best for you.

Ask for help.

Surround yourself with people you love and trust. Call on these people to help drive some new perspective into your life or help you to take on a challenge. A strong support system is essential in getting back on your feet.

Move out of your comfort zone.

While routines often offer some comfort and stability, they can often feel monotonous and uninspiring. Try something new that pushes you outside of your comfort zone. Whether you decide to move to a new area or something smaller like trying a new place to eat, inspiration can strike anywhere.

Write down and share your goals.

Writing down your goals on a piece of paper can be quite powers. Writing your goals can make you gain more focus, become more proactive, have peace of mind. However, don’t just write down your goals and throw the piece of paper to the side. Share your aspirations with someone you trust. In one study, 70 percent of participants who sent updates to their friends on a weekly basis reported success in obtaining their goals, meaning they reached their goal or was halfway there.

Stay positive.

One of the most powerful forces is self-talk. Even though you might be going through a difficult time, stay away from negativity. If you constantly tell yourself you aren’t good enough or worthy, you won’t feel motivated. Once a day, write down a positive affirmation on a sticky note and place it somewhere you are sure to see. Whether that be your computer monitor, bathroom mirror, or the kitchen’s fridge.

The most important thing to remember is that the slump you are in now, will not last a lifetime. You will get through this and you will succeed.