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Discover practical tips on how to get your life back on track. Our guide offers insights into personal development, helping you regain control to build momentum

How to Get Your Life Back on Track?

Jan 22, 2024

Feeling stuck? Stagnant career? Unfulfilling relationships? Slipping personal goals? The relentless flood of information and the race to keep up in a fast-paced world only add to the confusion and inertia.

We’ve all been there.

Overwhelmed by a sea of online advice, tempted by quick fixes that don’t solve our problems. It’s like being trapped in a cycle of indecision and delay, where every day feels like a repeat of the last.

But here’s the good news: You’re not alone. And there’s a way out to get your life back on track.

In this guide, we’ll walk together through practical, proven steps to reignite your momentum and start moving in a direction that brings joy, fulfillment, and progress.

Are you ready to take that first step towards a brighter, more dynamic you? Let’s get your life back on track.

1. Discover Who You Are And What You Want?

One of the most important steps to get your life back on track is to discover who you are, what you want, and how to get it for personal success. This may sound simple, but it is not easy. Many people go through life without a clear sense of their identity, values, passions, and goals. They end up feeling lost and unfulfilled.

To avoid this trap, you need to reflect on your personal core values and passions. What are the things that matter most to you? What are the things that make you excited, curious, and joyful? What are the things that you would do even if you were not paid for them? These are the clues that can help you discover your true self and your purpose in life.

2) Discover The Areas of Your Life That Are Lacking 

At Moore Momentum, we believe five core areas affect your happiness and fulfillment. If you perform well in these areas you perform well in life.

The Five Cores Areas Breakdown

  1. Mindset: This is all about how you think and perceive the world. Do you have a growth mindset that embraces challenges, or are you stuck in negative thought patterns? For instance, I once realized I was always thinking, "I can't do this," whenever I faced something new. That was a red flag - my Mindset needed some serious tuning.

  2. Career and Finances: This one's about your professional life and financial health. Are you chasing your passion and growing financially? Or do you dread Monday mornings? 

    Imagine working on a project that aligns with your passion, and it doesn't even feel like work. That's the sign of a strong Career and Finances Core.

  3. Relationships: This core focuses on your connections with others. Do your relationships energize you or drain you? Think about the last time you had a deep, meaningful conversation with a friend. Felt good, right? That's the relationship core at its best.

  4. Physical Health: Here, it's all about your body. Are you taking care of it through exercise, proper nutrition, and rest? Remember how refreshed you felt after that week of healthy eating and regular jogs? That's your Physical Health Core thanking you.

  5. Emotional and Mental Health: This is crucial and often neglected. It's about your emotional well-being and mental health. Ever had a day where you felt emotionally balanced and at peace? That's a sign of healthy emotional and mental health.

    You can take a core values quiz to find which area of life needs improvement.

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Balancing Your Cores

Now, let's be honest. All these cores are rarely perfectly balanced. Maybe your career is booming, but your relationships are suffering. Or your Physical Health is top-notch, but your emotional health is wavering. The key is to identify which core needs more attention and balance them out.

Think of it like a garden. Each core is a different plant. Some might need more water, others more sunlight. By tending to each one according to its needs, you cultivate a garden that's vibrant and thriving - a life that's perfectly balanced and fulfilling.

3. Get Rid of Bad Habits and Limiting Beliefs

You might think you’re in control of your life, but according to research, 43% of your actions are habitual and unconscious. Habits arise from our beliefs and over time they shape us. I term it as the equation of life.

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This equation highlights the transformative power of your beliefs and actions over time. When you're off track, it's often due to a negative belief system or unproductive habits that have compounded over time

Feel disconnected in relationships? Perhaps it's due to a belief in self-reliance, leading to actions that prioritize being alone, gradually weakening your social connections.

Stuck in your career? Maybe a belief that success is out of reach has led to missed opportunities and lackluster effort, resulting in unfulfilled potential.

Struggling with a healthy routine? It could be a belief that health isn't a priority, leading to regular unhealthy choices, and over time, an unhealthy lifestyle. 

To shift your life's direction, start by reshaping your beliefs and align your actions with them, consistently. Change the equation, change your life.

Learn more on Habit Formation: How to Form a Habit to Achieve your Goals

4-Embrace Growth Mindset

Remember when we talked about self-doubt in the Mindset Core? This is where you turn that doubt on its head. Instead of seeing challenges as a roadblock, view it as a chance to expand your skills and knowledge. 

A growth mindset is like a superpower; it transforms "I can't" into "I can't yet."While a fixed mindset hinders your growth.

Every challenge carries a lesson. Missed a target at work? It's an opportunity to refine your strategies. Struggled through a tough conversation in a relationship? You've just learned more about empathy and understanding. It's all about perspective.

Each challenge is a question the universe is asking you, "What can you learn from this?"

5. Rely on Discipline Instead of Motivation

Motivation might spark your workout journey, but it’s a discipline that keeps you going. 

It’s the power that gets you out of bed and into your workout gear, even when soreness whispers ‘rest’. The commitment keeps you eating healthily, even when a chocolate cake tempts you at a party.

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It's your secret weapon against procrastination, your productivity booster, and your compass to get your life back on track.

Read more: Motivation Vs. Discipline: The Ultimate Guide to Achieve Your Goals

But how do you become more disciplined? 

Here are some actionable steps that you can follow:

  • Set SMART goals: 

SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. SMART goals are clear, realistic, and focused. They can help you plan, track, and evaluate your progress.

  • Break down big tasks into small steps:

Big tasks can be overwhelming and daunting. Small steps can be manageable and achievable. They can help you reduce stress, increase focus, and build momentum.

  • Prioritize your tasks: 

Prioritize your tasks based on their importance and urgency.  Use the Eisenhower matrix to categorize your tasks into four quadrants: Do, Plan, Delegate, and Eliminate. Do the tasks that are important and urgent first, plan the tasks that are important but not urgent, delegate the tasks that are not important but urgent, and eliminate the tasks that are not important and not urgent.

 Use the circadian rhythm to identify your peak and low times of the day. Do the tasks that require more concentration, creativity, or decision-making during your peak times, and do the tasks that require less effort, routine, or repetition during your low times.

  • Follow a routine: 

A routine can help you create structure, order, and predictability in your life. It can also help you save time, energy, and mental effort. 

  • Take breaks

Breaks can improve your productivity, creativity, and well-being. Take breaks by following the Pomodoro technique, which involves working for 25 minutes and resting for 5 minutes, or by following the 52-17 rule, which involves working for 52 minutes and resting for 17 minutes.

6. Making Technology Work for, Not Against, Your Goals

Technology can be a double-edged sword. The average American spends 7 hours a day looking at a screen. That’s a lot of information being thrown at us, right? So, it’s more important than ever to cut through the noise and focus on what really matters. It can either help you reach your goals or distract you from them. The trick is to use it wisely and intentionally. Here are some tips on how to do that:

Consume Information Aligned With Your Goals: When you come across new information, ask yourself: Does it inspire me to grow, improve, or learn in the areas that I value and act on my goals?

If the answer is yes, then that information is valuable and useful. Pay attention to it, take notes, and apply it to your life. If the answer is no, then it’s just noise. Ignore it or discard it. Save your time, energy, and attention to the things that truly matter 

Set a schedule for using technology. Don’t let technology take over your life. Decide when and how long you will use these tools. This way, you can focus on your goals and avoid wasting time.

Use reminders and alerts to stay on track. Technology can also help you remember your tasks, habits, and reflections. Set up notifications that remind you of your goals and motivate you to take action.

Customize your notifications to minimize distractions. Not all notifications are helpful. Some can be annoying and irrelevant. Adjust your settings to only receive alerts that support your goals.

Take breaks from technology regularly. Technology can also be stressful and overwhelming. Sometimes, you need to disconnect and recharge. Schedule times when you will turn off all your devices and enjoy the present moment.

By following these tips, you can make technology work for you, not against you. You can turn it from a potential distraction into a powerful ally.

7. Take Care of  Emotional Well-Being and Mental Health

Your mental health is vital for your personal growth. It affects how you think, feel, and act. To take care of your mental health, you need to adopt healthy habits and practices that nourish your emotional state. Here are some suggestions:

  • Be grateful Gratitude can change your perspective and make you appreciate what you have. Every day, write down three things you are thankful for and why.

  • Seek help if needed. You don’t have to struggle alone. If you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or anxious, talk to a professional who can help you cope and heal.

  • Journal your thoughts and feelings. Journaling can help you express and understand your emotions. It can also help you identify patterns, triggers, and solutions.

  • Practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is the ability to be present and aware of your thoughts, feelings, and sensations. It can help you calm your mind and reduce stress.

8. Make Good Habits Stick by Making Them Fun

Good habits are the key to transforming your life. But they don’t have to be boring or hard. You can make them fun and easy by adding some spice and creativity to your routine. Here are some ways to do that:

  • Stack your habits with your hobbies. Combine your habits with something you love. For example, listen to podcasts while jogging, or play music while doing chores.

  • Gamify your goals. Make your goals into a game. Give yourself points for completing tasks, and reward yourself when you reach a certain score.

  • Theme your days. Assign a theme to each day of the week. For example, have a ‘Wellness Wednesday’ for health goals, or a ‘Finance Friday’ for budgeting. This adds variety and excitement to your week.

  • Align your habits with your interests. Choose habits that match your passions. For example, if you love writing, make it a habit to journal every day. If you love designing, make it a habit to sketch or create something every day.

  • Customize your approach. Adapt your habits to your lifestyle. For example, if you are social, involve your friends in your fitness routine. If you are tech-savvy, use apps to track your habits.

  • Celebrate your milestones. Reward yourself for your progress. For example, treat yourself to a movie night when you reach a certain number of days or hours of your habit.

  • Visualize your progress. Track your progress visually. For example, use a habit tracker in your journal, or a chart on your wall. Seeing your success can motivate you to keep going.

  • Create a feedback loop. Review your habits regularly. See what works and what doesn’t. Adjust your habits accordingly to make them more fun and effective.

By following these tips, you can make your habits fun and lasting. You can create a lifestyle that is both enjoyable and productive. Remember, when habits are fun, they stick.

9. Connect with People Who Lift You Up

One of the most effective ways to get your life back on track is by surrounding yourself with people who uplift and support you. Seek out positive influences, join interest-based groups, and participate in community events to build diverse connections.

Here is how you can make these relationships more exciting:

1. Share Knowledge: Exchange skills and insights with others. This could be as simple as recommending a book or as involved as a collaborative project.

2. Hold Each Other Accountable: Partner up with someone to keep each other on track with your goals. Having an accountability buddy can greatly increase your chances of success.

3. Celebrate Together: When one of you achieves a goal, celebrate it together. Shared joy is a key part of a supportive community.

By connecting with people who lift you, you are creating a network that empowers you to be your best self.

It's Never Too Late to Get Your Life Back On Track

Ready to make a change? CLICK HERE to start with our 2-minute awareness quiz. 🚀🚀🚀. This simple quiz is your first step towards a more balanced and fulfilling life. This quick quiz is the gateway to discovering your challenges in key areas of life: Mindset, Career & Finances, Relationships, Physical Health, and Emotional & Mental Health. It's easy, insightful, and a great way to focus on what matters to you.

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Our approach at Moore Momentum blends science-based techniques with engaging activities, making self-improvement a rewarding experience. By focusing on the '5 Cores' of life, we help you build a balanced, fulfilling life, step by step.

And for those who like to keep track of their progress, DOWNLOAD our Gamified AI habit tracking app 🚀🚀🚀. It's an easy and fun way to keep yourself motivated and on track towards your personal goals.

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Will Moore is a gamification, habits and happiness expert.

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