Welcome back to another night, here at Carol’s Corner. Hoping this finds everybody happy, healthy, and all set for the holidays. Appreciate the time you take out of your busy schedules , to spend a little of it here. I hope you find it to be beneficial. Posting two pictures today. One with my outfit for the day and then with this awesome sweater, which is really awesome if you could see the back. And the only thing good about winter is rocking the boots. So here we go : Part 4 and the last in our series, on how to break out of a slump. Let’s get going then. Tip number 13 : Read about it daily. Are you feeling unmotivated and out of it? Maybe you forgot why you’re doing, what you’re doing. Does the goal you set for yourself seem like a thing of the past? It’s somewhere in the recesses of your mind, but the stresses of every day life seems to have made it all but disappear. Now is the time you need to refocus your mind and remember what this journey is all about , and why you went on it in the first place. Read about the One Goal you set for yourself , every chance you get. Keep something near you, that can remind you of your goal. Every time you read it, will serve to help reinvigorate you, and keep yourself focused on your end game, which is success. Tip number 14: Call for help when your motivation ebbs. Are you having trouble? Are you having a hard time putting one foot in front of the other? Are you fighting the urge to just give up? Now might be the time you might need to call in the reinforcements to get you through this hurdle. Call on all the people who might be able to get you back on the right track. Take me for instance. I am here any time you need me. All you have to do is message me, and I’ll help you in any way I can. You can leave a reply on my blog, message me in the SIS group , or just message me on Messenger. I will get back to you as fast as I am able. Join an online forum. My SIS walking group is the best support group on the face of the planet. Come there daily for support and inspiration. Get a partner, then you can help each other when either of you needs it. And of course, there’s your family. Give your mom or your dad a call or someone in your family who has been supportive of your efforts. Sometimes you just need to vocalize some things from someone who will listen. So don’t go it alone, call for help when you need it. Tip number 15: Think about the benefits, not the difficulties. One common thread many people go through on this journey we’re all on , is that we just think about how hard it is. I’m sure you’ve heard and said them all. Here are just a few. Dieting is SO hard. I have to give up too much. Exercise is way too difficult. I just don’t have enough time, and we could go on and on. Instead of thinking about how hard something is, think about what you will get out of it. For example , if you’re always saying exercise is SO tiring, think instead of how good you’ll feel about yourself when you’re done , and how in the end, you’re gonna be slimmer and much , much healthier. Go down the list of perceived difficulties and turn all of them into positives. You’ll thank yourself later. All the benefits will help energize and refocus you. Finally Tip 16: squash negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones. Along these lines, you might want to start monitoring YOUR thoughts. Recognize negative self talk . That might just be the reason you’re in a slump in the first place. Spend a few days becoming aware of every negative thought. Then after a few days , start squashing them like a bug and replacing them with a corresponding positive thought . Squash “. This is too hard” and replace it with ” I can do this, if that wimp Kelly can do it, so can I”. So go down your list and start squashing bugs. That brings us to the end of this four part series on how to get out of a slump. Take the time to go back through all four days and refresh your memory. Now more than any other time of year , can we all fall prey to all the things we’ve looked at in the last four days. Take some of these suggestions to heart, and I ‘m sure you’ll find yourself back on track in no time. Above all believe in yourself and be in that can do frame of mind. I hope you have enjoyed the last four days, and found something you can use in your journey on the way to realizing your dreams. Please let me me know what you thought of this four part series, and any suggestions for a new topic. It was great to find something I could concentrate on for more than one day. I’ll keep googling and see what I can come up with next. Till next time , be happy and keep a song in your heart , and as alway’s God Bless.