10 Easy Ways To Get Out Of A Rut
Have you ever felt stuck somewhere between what if, what could have been and what will never be?
What about feeling stuck in your career or simply in life in general?
It’s a wave that hits us all at different times. For those times when the mundane day to day grind takes over or for when the wave comes crashing in extra hard here are 10 easy ways to help get you through a rut and back to feeling like your sparkly self.
You know that scene in Legally Blonde where Elle Woods basically turns into a race car driver and peels into the nail salon? Do that. Actually, do that minus the insane driving!! The power that a visit to the blow dry bar or a mani / pedi is underrated. Pampering yourself back to happiness? YAS QUEEN. The little things can make a massive difference in your overall vibe.
THROW A PITY PARTY
But only for a minute or two. Give your emotions time to set in, feel all the feels, then wipe your tears and put one foot in front of the other. Let your feelings know who is boss by taking full control. Having a window of time to allow yourself to validate your disappointment will help you get through the recovery stage instead of just sweeping them under the rug.
LISTEN TO YOUR BODY
Some situations call for blaring a playlist and running until you can’t run anymore. Releasing endorphins could be just what the get me out of this rut doctor prescribed. On the other hand, some situations call for utter relaxation. Enjoy a face mask while rocking the comfiest pair of sweatpants you own and just like magic you’ll start to feel a little better.
A few feel good mask recommendations:
*all under $30
WATERMELON GLOW SLEEPING MASK
DR. JART SHEET MASKS
SEPHORA CUCUMBER EYE MASK
CLINIQUE PORE REFINING CHARCOAL MASK
Comfy sweatpants you'll love:
*all under $50
ROXY COZY CHILL LOUNGE PANTS
FREE PEOPLE MOVEMENT SWEATPANTS
TOPSHOP LOUNGE JOGGERS
PUT ON LIPSTICK
Even when you may not feel up for it, throw your hair in a messy bun, paint on some sassy lipstick and go on with your fabulous self. Don’t have big plans? Doesn’t matter! Doll yourself up for a grocery run. Trust me on this one, ok?
The best kind of solutions are the ones that are in plain sight. GO HAVE FUN! Creating your own excitement by making fun plans is doable, all it takes is the effort to bring those plans to fruition. Nothing beats Belly laughing while having a great time!
If you’re on the search to gain that feel good feeling, my advice is: GIVE. Whether it’s giving your time, a helping hand or a listening ear, giving can open up your eyes to something that your soul may be seeking.
There is a direct connection from your wardrobe to how you’re feeling! If you’re feeling a bit stuck, a closet detox could be calling your name. Not sure where to start? THIS helpful article has all the tips on how to decide what to take or toss.
You know, the couch could totally go in a different spot and that floor lamp will definitely look better in the opposite corner. Oh and those throw pillows? Invest in new ones.
There are therapeutic qualities in rearranging your interior space. It’s important that your living space is a reflection of your best most positive self. If you’re craving a project to help get your mojo back, then start shuffling your space around until it’s officially been revamped! If the thought of moving furniture is not in the cards, you can rely on two of my go to mood boosters: adding candles and fresh flowers to your home!
*If there is a Trader Joe's near you, their flowers are totally budget-friendly and beautiful quality!
What’s reallygoing on? Where is your funk brewing from? When did it begin? Tapping into your mindfulness is a must when working your way through a rut. When you are tapped in to both your surroundings and emotional state you’ll be able to work towards getting back to your better self.
LEAN ON FRIENDS
What are friends for after all? Lean on them in good times and in bad. Talk their ear off while curled up on the couch or go out and raise your glasses high. Friends tend to have the secret ingredient to help you shake it off!
Moving right along,
“You’re not stuck. You’re just committed to certain patterns of behavior because they helped you in the past. Now those behaviors have become more harmful than helpful. The reason why you can’t move forward is because you keep applying an old formula to a new level in your life. Change the formula to get a different result.” – Emily Maroutain