"Rock Bottom became the foundation on which I rebuilt my life."
- J K Rowling
Being stuck in a rut can drag you down, make you feel depressed, or as if life is something you just go through day after day but no longer enjoy.
This can slowly happen without you realizing it; then one day you wonder what happened to your life, and when did this happen to you?
For many daily life is designed by some form of routine which can’t be avoided, like going to work eight plus hours a day, taking the kids to and from school each day, cooking and cleaning which can be all so mundane and predictable.
Sometimes the reasoning behind routine is because it provides a safety barrier…where you get comfortable with your life and feel secure in the way it is, so why change?
However, sometimes routine can start to get you down, can leave you with a feeling of disassociation and can start causing problems in relationships, work and daily life in general….and gradually you become unhappy, bored and bogged down in a rut.
This is the time for CHANGE and FAST!!!
Dig yourself out of the hole and start enjoying life again.
It’s when we hold things back, start worrying about everything and habouring grudges that many problems occur in life…mental, emotional and physical problems.
When things are allowed to ‘build up’ we get overwhelmed. Most of us don’t even enjoy ‘our own’ company when we feel like this.
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old but on building the new."
TIPS TO GET OUT OF THE RUT…
- Do at least one thing everyday that is different to your normal routine, this could be something as simple as taking a short break and going for a walk, sitting down to read a chapter of a book or any other hobby you once enjoyed.
- Take up a new hobby, make sure that you give yourself some times throughout the day to just enjoy something you like doing.
- Shake up meal times by having something different, you can either try a different recipe or order different take out, try foods from different cultures.
- Get out and meet new people, there are many ways you can achieve this, join a gym, club or attend a self-improvement class or hobby class. Attend networking groups like BNI, join organisations like Zonta, Rotary, The Lions Club, Toastmasters.
- Drive a different way to work or if possible walk or start cycling, not only will this break the rut you are in but also get you fitter...if you can take a scenic route where you are by the sea or can see the mountains or the trees do so...being in nature is so good for the soul.
- Take up a new sport; there are many types of sport with something for the fitter to the more moderate forms of exercise.
- Do something special for someone else without expecting something in return...make someone's day.
- Do something each day that is totally out of character for you, start off with small changes and work your way up to bigger ones.
- If you are at home with children then change your routine throughout the day, don’t always do the same chore at the same time, shake up the way you do your housework and how you interact with the children.
- Make small changes around the home or work area…it breaks up the mundane daily routine that you once had and adds spice to your life….bring excitement and joy into your day.
- De-clutter your home or work area; it is surprising how being surrounded by clutter can get you down.
- Be very grateful and appreciate what you already have.
Go ahead! Select AT LEAST one thing from the list above and just do it!
When you step back and give your self some ME time and allow yourself to stop and just BE… you create some space in your head and get clarity around how you can HAVE what you want.
You will be amazed at the thoughts you have and all the ideas that just pop into your head and the magic starts to happen in your life.
Go ahead….get out of the RUT and go for what you want ….be the ‘UNSTOPPABLE WOMAN’ that you so can BE!
I would love to help you get out of the rut…contact me for a FREE chat!
"There are many peaks and valleys in life. You must focus on the peaks or the valleys can pull you down. Life is a peak-to-peak experience."
- Dr Robert Schuller