5 Tips To Help You Get Out of Your Rut

There have been so many times that I find myself in a rut. Part of me just wants to sit in the rut and do nothing. You want to just throw in the towel and give up. You lose your confidence and vision for life. Have you ever felt like this?

Many times we find ourselves in a place of complacency. Life just stands still. It is really something we all face at some point or another. At times like this, you must take a step back and look at the big picture.

At any given point in life, you are either moving forward, moving sideways or in a rut in your life. I can honestly tell you I have caught myself in all of these situations. Once you identify where you are you can actually do something about it.

If you are moving forward--great! Keep up the good work. You must make sure you know how to keep moving forward as you balance your momentum.

But if you are in a rut or moving sideways, then something must be done to shake you out of this sluggish time you find yourself in. It could be just everything around you is depressing. Or everything you touch is not working. Whatever is happening, you must get out of it and start moving again.

There have been so many times that I find myself in a rut. Part of me just wants to sit in the rut and do nothing. You want to just throw in the towel and give up. You lose your confidence and vision for life. Have you ever felt like this?

The one thing I have learned is that you can’t let yourself sit and wallow in this slump. I know that if I am in a rut, then I am not moving forward in my life. I must go through and think of all the reasons to change my situation. There are people who I need to encourage and help and if I am not encouraged myself then I cannot encourage others. This motivates me every time.

I don’t have time to be down and out. But, I do allow myself time to vent and feel sorry for myself because I need that. I cry sometimes and just get it all out. I only give myself a very short time and then I push myself out of this hard time and charge forward. I encourage you as well to remember the plan for your life.

Tips:

  1. Identify your situation. You are either in a rut, moving sideways, moving forward. Once you do this, you can now start to take charge of your emotions.
  2. Find a mentor to speak with and discuss how you are feeling. Many times this kicks me out of the funk I am in and inspires me to do better.
  3. Identify your purpose. Maybe that is almost impossible but begin to analyze what you can do to make a difference. This will create movement and start pulling you out of the rut.
  4. Find Your Talents. Many times finding a technical skill or reviving your education can help you uncover your purpose. Education creates confidence and might open doors for you.
  5. Believe in yourself! Remember, you have a purpose in life and you will find it. Read motivational books, talk to other motivated individuals and get out there and make your mark!