20 Wacky & Wonderful Ways to get Un-slumped

annaunslumpAs 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.

Un-slumping yourself

is not easily done.”

Here are 20 suggestions to help you un-slump:

  1. 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 . . .
  2. Do something nice for someone else. That’s right. Send flowers. Which brings us to. . .
  3. Work in your garden. But what if you don’t have a garden?
  4. Take a hike! Get out in nature. Very healing. But what if you live in a city?
  5. Go on a walk or go to the biggest park your city offers.
  6. Invite a friend. Maybe he or she is slumped, too, and would love an impromptu invitation. No friends?
  7. Hold a baby. Smell the top of the baby’s head. So cute! No baby?
  8. Play with your kids. No kids?
  9. Walk your dog. No dog?
  10. Pet your cat. No cat?
  11. Get a pet for Pete’s sake! Pets not allowed in your apartment
  12. Go shopping for something else. I think we all know that when the going gets rough, the tough go shopping. Short on cash?
  13. Make love with someone who loves you. No one on hand, well. . .
  14. Bake bread. Nothing like kneading dough to work out your frustrations. Gluten free?
  15. Get a massage. Let someone else work out their frustrations on your dough instead. Feeling too doughy?
  16. Go dancing. Can’t dance?
  17. Listen to music. Don’t like music?
  18. Meditate silently. Mind racing?
  19. Go for a run. All tired out and really don’t know what to do?
  20. 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!

Your Turn
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: [email protected] You can also follow her on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/annacolibri


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