As a brilliant and beautiful solopreneur you know how to make things happen. Sometimes, though, even you might feel a little, or even a lot, stuck and uninspired. Dr. Seuss, author of Oh, The Places You’ll Go, calls it a slump. This is what he says about being in a slump:
“And when you're in a Slump
you're not in for much fun.
is not easily done.”
Here are 20 suggestions to help you un-slump:
- Read Oh, The Places You’ll Go You saw this coming, right? (Do yourself a favor and buy a copy for yourself and ten of your best solopreneur buddies.) Which brings us to . . .
- Do something nice for someone else. That’s right. Send flowers. Which brings us to. . .
- Work in your garden. But what if you don’t have a garden?
- Take a hike! Get out in nature. Very healing. But what if you live in a city?
- Go on a walk or go to the biggest park your city offers.
- Invite a friend. Maybe he or she is slumped, too, and would love an impromptu invitation. No friends?
- Hold a baby. Smell the top of the baby’s head. So cute! No baby?
- Play with your kids. No kids?
- Walk your dog. No dog?
- Pet your cat. No cat?
- Get a pet for Pete's sake! Pets not allowed in your apartment
- Go shopping for something else. I think we all know that when the going gets rough, the tough go shopping. Short on cash?
- Make love with someone who loves you. No one on hand, well. . .
- Bake bread. Nothing like kneading dough to work out your frustrations. Gluten free?
- Get a massage. Let someone else work out their frustrations on your dough instead. Feeling too doughy?
- Go dancing. Can’t dance?
- Listen to music. Don’t like music?
- Meditate silently. Mind racing?
- Go for a run. All tired out and really don’t know what to do?
- Pray. Or, if prayer isn’t your thing, watch old episodes of Cosmos and use science to remember how very beautiful life is.
“And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)”
If you still aren't inspired, send me an email and I will help you un-slump. Promise!
Other ideas for un-slumping? C'mon, help an Eve out!
Anna is a Contributing Editor at Project Eve as well as a solopreneur and the founder of ANNACOLIBRI, an e-business specializing in values-based marketing, online publishing and web-presence. She knows and loves writing about content marketing (with an emphasis on values-based marketing), web presence, solopreneurship, alternative healthcare, spirituality/yoga, (single) parenting and topics related to older adults. Community building is also an important to her; she is a founding member of the San Francisco Eves. She believes some of her best ideas grow out of offline conversations. If you have story ideas or tips, please e-mail her at: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow her on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/annacolibri