Stuck In A Rut?

Sep 7, 2020Fitness, Health, Lifestyle, Mindfulness

Stuck in a Rut? A Change of Scenery Might Help!

Are you doing the same old routine, but feeling like it isn’t exactly getting you to where you want to be?

You used to love going for a run, but it feels more like a chore now. You run on the same trails week-in and week-out. Perhaps you have even started to dread it. You’re losing momentum fast.

Or maybe you’re tired of working in the same office. You feel unmotivated – uninspired.

You just feel stuck in a rut, and you just can’t get out.

Well… that’s not entirely true! There are many ways you can climb out of that rut and into the light. You just need to learn how, and that’s exactly what we’re about to talk about in this article.

Let’s dive in!


Getting Out of That Rut

If you’re doing the same thing day-in-day-out, your rut might simply be from mundane activity. You haven’t had any newness in your life. And newness gives us unique perspectives, as well as allows us to explore our sense of self in a new way. Without it, you may feel trapped and incomplete.

Now… don’t panic!

Being stuck in a rut happens to all of us. And it doesn’t require drastic change to get out of (contrary to what Hollywood might portray).

So, how can you climb on out of that rut? Here’s how!


Dive Into Self-Care

This one doesn’t necessarily involve going anywhere. It’s easy and convenient. And it involves checking in with your #1 – you.

Analyze yourself as of late…

Have you been eating a well-balanced diet? Exercising enough? Getting enough alone time? What about social interaction? Have you been out with friends in the last few weeks?

Consider even rating yourself on a scale from 1-10 in these areas. Then, work on improving the ones that aren’t doing so great.


Switch Up Your Routines

Old habits are hard to change. Yet, they aren’t impossible! It often just takes a little conscious effort on your part.

Sometimes, when you’re stuck in a rut, it might just be due to boredom. You do the same things each day. It’s predictable. It’s the same.

Instead, try switching it up.

Talk to a stranger in the grocery store. Or make a new and unplanned social engagement. Or finally, sign up for that class you’ve been going back and forth on. Just do something out of the ordinary – anything that adds a bit of flair back into your life!


Change Your Environment

A change of scenery may be exactly what you need. Work from a new spot in your home, or go for a hike along a trail you’ve never explored before. It can make you appreciate your life more, as well as inspire you beyond the norm.

Switching up your environment can also help you gain focus and perspective. If you’re going through a rough time, a new scenery can help you work through it and come up with ideas to improve your situation.

It can put you on a new frequency – one that isn’t anywhere near that rut you just got out of!


Flip Your Perspective

Try a new approach. Talk to a stranger. Choose a different meal than the same old. Sit in a different spot on the bus. Try working out in a new area of your home.

The goal is to simply switch things up!

Summer is the perfect time to go on holiday. As such, use this time to do just that. Consider finding a new scenery and taking it all in. Give yourself that change you desperately need.


Still Need Help?

Let’s chat! As a health coach, I help individuals find their balance in life. Together, we can explore what makes you happy and helps you obtain your highest quality of life.

 

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