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How To Get Back On Track In 3 Easy Steps

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It’s human nature to fall off track in life every now again. One week you could workout Monday to Friday, eat clean, sleep well, and be incredibly productive and motivated, and the next you could do none of these things. All it takes is one trigger and one moment of weakness to see you veer off track in life. Again, this is just what humans tend to do, so don’t get disheartened if it does, in fact, happen.

You shouldn’t allow yourself to stay off track for too long, though — you should take the advice below, and you should take your life in whatever direction you wish to take it in.

Identify where it is you have gone or are going wrong

In order to beat the problem that has dragged you off track in life, you have to make it real. To do this, you have, to first, identify it. You have to get to grips with what has gone or is going wrong in your life, and you have to reach the root cause of it.

More often than not, this means identifying your triggers. These are the happenings and occurrences in your everyday life that push you towards indulging in the things that knock you off course. It could be seeing a certain person, doing a certain job, or being reminded of a certain situation. Whatever it is that forces you to halt your productivity, whatever it is that stems you happiness, identify it and then avoid it at all costs.

Don’t overthink the start

“If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.”

— Margaret Atwood

If you don’t get off to the best start possible with your bid to get your life back on track, you could find yourself feeling demoralised. That could then force you to give up on your venture before it has even begun. To avoid this, don’t overthink it. Remember, your start can and probably will be imperfect. You may find yourself relapsing, and you may find yourself going backward rather than forwards. Just carry on, regardless of what happens, and you’ll soon find that things get a lot easier.

Open up and accept help

If you’re prone to rejecting help when it is offered, then that’s going to have to change. In your bid to get your life back on track, you’re going to need all the assistance that you can get, so make sure you’re open to accepting it. Wherever this support comes from, whether it’s from a family member of a rehabilitation program provider like Forward Recovery, accept it. If you try to face your problems on your own, no matter how big, small, important, or inconsequential they may be, they’ll never get fixed. By going it alone, eventually, you’ll do your state of mind more harm than good, as well.

Getting back on track in life is always going to be hard, but it can be made easier if you follow the three steps laid out above. Get to the root of your problem, don’t overthink the start, and be open to accepting help.

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Saman is quintessential Dubai -- of Pakistani heritage, brought up in the US and settled in cosmopolitan downtown Dubai. She attended fashion school in NY after which she pursued successful careers in fashion merchandising and marketing. Saman is now telling stories about trend setters and innovators in the fashion, art and design world. These stories talk about, the source of their creativity – what lies beneath, what is the source of their creativity, drive, passion, inspiration and secrets. She wants to search for creative people and tell the story of their creative journey, whether in fashion, art or design. She hopes readers of Social Magazine Dubai will be inspired and feel a connection with Dubai lifestyle, fashion, art, design and culture.

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