What to Do When Your Year Already Feels Off-Track

Is it just us, or has the first quarter of 2022 felt like walking through mud? Ok, we know it’s not just us, and that’s exactly what we’re diving into on this week’s episode. Carrie breaks down some of the reasons we may be feeling like this, and other factors that may be contributing to the general malaise. She then gets into what NOT to do (guilt has no place here!), and then gives easy, actionable tips and resources to break out of the slump.

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Languishing in the NYTimes by Adam Grant 

Atomic Habits by James Clear

How to Get Back on Track: 7 Strategies to Help You Bounce Back After Slipping Up 

Carrie’s favorite tuna 

The 12 Week Year

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Carrie’s Newsletter about Robin Arzon’s 10-minute Tactic


Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink



Carrie’s Blog about Gloomsday

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@CRollwagen on Instagram 


About Carrie

Carrie Rollwagen is host of the Localist podcast and cofounder of Church Street Coffee & Books. Currently, she works as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Infomedia, a web development company in Birmingham, Alabama. Find the Localist at @thinklocalist on Instagram and follow Carrie at @crollwagen.

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