Recently, I found myself in a rut. Due to the hurricane that hit here in Florida I had to work long hours at work and that totally took me out of my comfort zone. I was exhausted when I came home from work, having worked back to back 16 hour days. With that said I wasn’t getting enough sleep, I didn’t work out and I hadn’t created content for you guys. I felt awful. After the hurricane hit and everything was somewhat back to normal I couldn’t shake this feeling that I was in a downward spiral. One day I finally said enough was enough and made a plan to kick this rut once and for all.
Since I was exhausted from working long hours, I decided that was where I needed to start. I needed to get back into a routine of sleeping a solid eight hours. I’m one of those people that cannot function without sleep. If I’m not well rested the I tend to be numb to everything thats going on around me or I’m in a grouchy mood and very irritable. So make sure that you are getting a good nights sleep. I would start there.
If you guys follow me on social media you know that I am a fitness enthusiast. I hadn’t worked out in weeks and I knew that was definitely messing with my vibe. There’s just something about getting a solid workout in that makes me feel so accomplished. I’ve never regretted working out or felt bad afterwards. You can workout from home, go to the gym and or if thats not your thing go for a run. Just get active. When you work out you release endorphins in your body that help elevate your mood.
By default, when you’re in a rut you feel like hibernating and just being alone. You don’t want to be bothered with other people and you end up staying home to watch Netflix. What you should be doing is the complete opposite. We as human beings are social animals. Socializing is crucial for our well-being and happiness. So get out there and socialize with your family and friends.
Lastly I would recommend evaluating your goals. Having to put everything on hold and help with the hurricane relief made me lose sight of what I was working towards. I took an afternoon on one of my days off and re-evaluated my goals and found clarity on what I wanted to do and what I wanted to work on.
I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post. These tips helped me get out of a rut and I hope that they can be helpful for you.