Why thinking yourself out of a slump just isn't enough

Updated: Apr 11, 2021

So today I’m reading “In the Flo” by Alisa Vitti and it has got me questioning whether just talking or thinking yourself out of a slump is ever going to work long term.

Don't get me wrong, I love coaching and have seen so many breakthroughs where clients see themselves and their behaviour in a whole new light, after years of getting in their own way, I know there is power in it, but I wonder if it can ever be the full solution to really feeling good inside and out.

In her book, Alisa explains that if we ignore or don’t understand and respect our cyclical nature, and expect same input = same output at all times, we’re likely to hit the same point again and again. So I am coming to believe that looking at our lives in a more holistic manner could be the long term answer.

Yes, some of the patterns we have in our thinking are unhelpful and need to change, and that can be unpicked through coaching, but there is a whole other side to each of us that we need to get in alignment with and focus on in order to fully live a life that is less about ups and downs and more about openness, understanding and adaptation.

If we eat, move and rest just as our body needs based on our natural cycles would this compliment our ability to process our negative thought patterns and behaviours and make us less likely to feel overwhelmed again and again?

I've decided I'd like to see if it can, by applying Alisa's principles to my own life.