Coldogblog – Getting Out of The Spiral

Coldogblog – Getting Out of The Spiral

Coach Col Dog’s Tip of the Week

G E T T I N G  O U T  O F  T H E  S P I R A L


“It goes on and on

Over and over and over again

Keeps spinning around I know that it won’t stop

‘Till I step down from this for good”


🎤🎧 Lyrics to Sick Cycle Carousel by Lifehouse, a definite fave song of mine. 🎤🎧


When life gets on top of you, how quickly do you respond? What snaps you out of the spiral? This week I wanted to talk through my thoughts on getting yourself out of a rut/feeling flat/stressed/not happy etc


🛑 That moment comes for most of us where it all gets too much, we can often snap/breakdown or react badly to our situation, but 9 times out of 10 that forces us to change – does it always have to get to that though? With an element of regular reflection built into your life, I don’t think that it does. I am super fortunate to be surrounded by people that ask me how I am FEELING – so even if I don’t reflect on it myself, that simple act makes me reflect anyway.

✅ Don’t feel like you have enough people around you like that, ask 2 people today how they are feeling, but beyond the “Good how are you” type conversation. When I catch up with one of my friends in particular, they always ask “How are you really?” 👏🏻👏🏻

🤦🏻‍♂️ How many of these moments are you having a day? It’s normally someone else’s fault right? So what can you do about it? Other than very rare circumstances 👮🏻‍♂️ you are not chained to your existence.

✅ Sit back and reflect a bit, is your environment reflective of where you want to be? Is it getting you to where you want to go? Speak up if you’re not happy, that in itself is liberating, if the issues aren’t addressed, move on, you owe it to yourself.

🌴 We all love holidays – that cliche about change being as good as a holiday is absolutely true.

✅ Walk a different way home, get your coffee from a different shop, go for a run instead of hitting the gym, you don’t have to make the change permanent, just like a holiday a simple change can give you a new perspective.


Colin Barnes

Personal Trainer



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