How To Get Out Of A Rut

Welcome back everyone:) Today I am sharing five ways on how to get out of a rut. We have all been there, right? Watching TV for hours in the evening while scrolling through your phone or spending the weekend’s day dreaming about the things that you really want to do. All the time thinking, ‘I just can’t seem to find the motivation to do what I really want to’ or ‘I need to make some changes in my life but I don’t know where to start’.

Whether your rut is your job that you dread the thoughts of going into everyday or you have been telling yourself for the last two years that you’re going to learn how to drive, whatever it may be, we have all been there in some form or other. So if you want to know some ways to help you get out of a rut, then just keep reading:)

1. Take Action

Nothing is going to change unless YOU do something about it. This ‘good things comes to those who wait’ is rubbish. Great things come to those who work for it! Is your job getting you down? Start applying for new jobs. Are you sick of the same old routine? Try a new hobby.

2. Break It Down

If the whole idea of getting to where you want to be is daunting, then break the task or aim down into smaller steps and work your way through them. Write them all out and cross them down as you go along. Seeing your progress helps to give you that little push to keep going!

3. Get Inspired

We shouldn’t compare ourselves, but we constantly do. It can be a very unhealthy habit, but if you read my post Confidence and How To Gain It, then you will remember that we can use the way we compare ourselves to inspire us, not bring out the green eyed monster. So if there is certain aspects of someone’s life that makes you think ‘I wish I could be more like that’, whether it’s eating healthy, going to the gym three times a week or juggling a full time job with college, then remember if they can do it, why can’t you?

4. Change Up Your Routine

Making some changes to your normal day will help shake your routine. Instead of sitting in front of the TV after dinner, go out for a walk, there’s no problem with starting to make small changes. If you want to go and make drastic changes, then absolutely, do it!

5. Look on the Bright Side

By this I mean, instead of thinking ‘I’m dreading having to get driving lessons, I bet I will be terrible’, think ‘I can’t wait until I can drive so I don’t have to take the bus or rely on lifts from other people. I will have so much more freedom!’ Be positive, it’s much easier, negativity is exhausting! I wrote a blog post on how to be more optimistic which you can read here.

I hope that some of these tips will help you shake up your routine!

Thanks for reading,

Rachel x

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