In pursuing our dreams it happens to all of us sooner or later. We hit a bump in the road, or maybe it feels more like a brick wall, and begin wondering what we're doing wrong or whether it was meant to be. Some of us ask why it works for others, but not us. We can feel that our energy take a nosedive, but also feel powerless to change it.

Ever happened to you? If so, here are a couple of tips when you feel funky to get back on track:

1. Know it's okay. This is not a big deal. It happens. It doesn't mean all is lost. It just means you're having a bad day (or week or year, whatever the case may be). You can make it mean whatever you want, so go with something lighter and easier than "all is lost."

Do yourself a favor and take the pressure off perfection. Sometimes the path looks a little squirrelly. It is what it is, and your ultimate success is inevitable, so relax. Remember we can't get this wrong!

2. Stop banging your head. By the time you feel like giving up, you've likely been in some sort of mental or physical struggle. Release the struggle! Let go of the reins. As one expert says, "Let your higher self drive for a while."

Giving yourself that relief could also look like a string of favorite swear words or even a good cry. Refrain from judging yourself as you indulge in relief.

3. Do what you know makes you feel better. We each have our personal uplifters. It may be a friend, an animal, an activity, even a food group! Whatever it is for you, do what feels better. Give yourself the gift of something that works. Once you're redirected, keep up the progress. Don't stay stuck in your pattern of "relief" (bingeing on Oreos, for example).

4. Consider there is a gift in it. Whether we can see it or not, knowing the system is set up for our success and that this situation plays an integral role helps elevate the vibe.

Reframe it in a more positive light if you're able. Is there something you can appreciate, either in this situation or in general? We all know the powerful energy-shifter of gratitude.

5. Feel free to skip all of the above. Sometimes it feels better to feel crappy for a while. Let yourself off the hook for having to change or do anything. We're all allowed a couple of funky moods in our time, after all! And it does make those good days that much better, doesn't it?

Author's Bio: 

Jeannette Maw is an Attraction Coach and founder of Good Vibe Coaching in Salt Lake City, Utah who helps clients all over the globe get what they want using the Law of Attraction. She is co-author of "101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life, Vol. 3" and "Inspired Attraction," and speaks regularly on the topic of deliberate creation.

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