If you’re human, you may have found yourself stuck in a rut. Doing the same things day in a day out with little motivation to do something different. Or perhaps you feel like it’s too hard to do something differently than the way you’ve always done it. The good news is you’re not alone and there are ways to get unstuck and get out.
We have all felt stuck at some point or another. Some of us stay where we are and dig deeper into the hole and others find their way out somehow. What’s the difference between the two scenarios? Are some people just more motivated than others?
Yep. That’s true.
But what if I told you that there are also ways to get unstuck?
As long as you’re aware that I can’t want to help you more than you want to help yourself.
OK. Let’s go.
Change your environment
Doing the same things that you’ve always done are not going to get you different results. If you want to experience a difference you have to do something drastically different than what you’re doing right now. Whether that means quitting your job, getting a new haircut, routinely eating dinner outside (instead of in front of the news), taking a social media sabbatical or anything else you can think of, a drastic energy shift has to take place first.
You can’t wait until you feel ready either because oftentimes you’ll never get there. One day (hopefully soon), you’re going to have to pick yourself up from where you are and just move.
Waiting until you have all the steps thought out won’t work when you’re in a true rut. Quick and unwavering action is needed if you want to shift.
One of the ways you can quickly change your environment is by taking a trip. Oftentimes a few days away or a quick weekend can give you exactly what you need to gain perspective and refocus.
Confide in Someone
Everyone is going through their own stuff. But if you’re going through something and you feel like you need a helping hand, reach out to someone that you trust.
The people that love you will dig deep to help even it means just helping you think of happier times in the interim. It may be calling you everyday to make sure that you get outside or sending you the latest cheerful meme.
Talk to somebody. Sometimes it just takes one person to help. Don’t shut the ones you love out, they’re exactly what you need.
As a matter of fact, talking to others brings a dose of perspective. You’d be surprised but sometimes a little dose of perspective is all you need.
Use Natural Reinforcement
Despite the best efforts, we all could use a little natural reinforcement sometimes to get up and get motivated. RidgeCrest Herbals Anxiety Free Stress Free Complex is my go-to in times like these. Natural ingredients and botanicals like passionflower, ashwagandha, lavender and lemon balm help life you up without leaving you feeling jittery or nervous.
As the thrill of holidays are almost gone, you may find it harder and harder to get motivated. As a matter of fact, the New Year can bring along new uncertainties.
Give yourself a helping hand to get unstuck by trying RidgeCrest Herbals Anxiety Free.
Sometimes movement is just the medicine you need. But how do you get moving when you don’t even want to move?
It’s simple. Don’t think about it.
Lace your sneakers, call up a friend if you need to and start moving.
It can be as simple as taking a walk around the neighborhood or something more regimented like signing up for a dance or exercise class.
The endorphins produced after exercise can last up to 30 minutes after working out and will help you power through other tasks and activities.
But, you have to start first. Don’t overthink it or you’ll stop your progress in it’s tracks.
I don’t have the right shoes…
I don’t want to go by myself…
It’s too dark…
It’s too bright…
I don’t have the time…
I don’t know what time to go…
Do you get it? You have to work hard to get past the first step. That’s the hard part. After that, a solid step begets the other.
If you’re still reading, I believe that you really want to get unstuck from this rut. So close the phone, shut down the computer and take one BIG action right now.