rut: (noun) A habit or pattern of behavior that has become dull and unproductive but is hard to change.
Recently, I found myself in a rut. 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. I knew that I was in a slump. But, 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.
How To Get Out Of A Rut
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 then 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 struggle with sleeping at night. Then read, Eight Tips To A Good Night’s Sleep.
If you guys follow me on social media you know that I am a fitness enthusiast. I hadn’t worked out in days 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 good. 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 workout you release endorphins in your body that help elevate your mood. For inspiration on different workouts that you can do, check out my YouTube channel.
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 and watching 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. Working long hours 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. I found clarity on what I wanted to do, what I wanted to work on, and what I was working towards. If you need help with setting goals then check out my post on How To Set And Achieve Your Goals.
These tips helped me get out of a rut and I hope that they can help you too.
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