We’ve all been through times in our lives when we felt out of touch with our emotions. These low-energy, low passion periods are normal, but that doesn’t mean we should let them turn into bad moods that stick around.
In this episode, Matt shares how he navigated his way in and out of a funk, and how you can change your life by implementing a simple daily routine.
Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:
[00:64] Getting In and Out of a Funk
We’ve all been through low-energy, low-passion periods in our lives — Matt calls these troubled times “funks”. Rather than physical exhaustion, a funk or burnout describes the negative meaning we give to the way we feel about a certain event.
Matt shares the story of a two-week series of events that left him feeling over committed and burnt out. Listen to the full episode for all the details!
[11:31] You Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup
If you don’t honor yourself and your energy, you won’t have the energy to give to others. It’s easy to get caught up in what “productive” things we think we should be doing and forget to serve ourselves first. Keeping up this kind of mentality can cause burnout and may even be counterproductive. It’s important to reclaim your calendar and add activities to it that spark joy — not just work.
[17:11] Taking Back Control
Matt shares how Steve Gill got him back on track: through the power of rituals. Your daily rituals create your state of being, and a powerful, positive emotional state will bring that energy into the actions you perform every day.
Matt lists meditation, prayer, journaling, reading, and exercise as his daily rituals. Listen to the full episode for an in-depth look at how routine activities can affect your whole day!
[32:29] Creating the Life You Want
If you don’t dedicate time to cleaning your mind and blessing your day, you fall prey to your ego and the world’s negative thoughts and influences — this is why, for Matt, daily rituals are non-negotiable. Your mindset is what creates your success, and you create your mindset with powerful rituals.
There will always be fear, but your ritual and routine can be your anchor in troubled times. Matt urges listeners to come up with three morning rituals to follow for seven days. Stick to them and see the difference!
[02:13] — [02:23]
“If you're working and you don't feel like working, the meaning you're giving that work is ‘I don't want to do this, but I have to.’ Alright, you're gonna get burned out with that mindset.” -Matt
[18:33] — [18:41]
“The emotional state that you're in, the emotions your body feels create the actions that you're going to perform that day. And your actions create all the results in life.” -Matt
“When any challenge is presented, we can choose to suffer, be a victim, or we can choose to be powerful and thrive.” -Matt
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