Monday, February 6, 2017

6 ways to get out of a rut

Yes rut. That nasty little word that means you are stuck physically, mentally and even spiritually. 

We've all been there. The 'what am I doing with my life?' attitude that can drag you down until you can't even get up. 

I've been there, I know. So now, I'm going to talk to you about getting out of the muck with......

10 ways to get out of a rut
 
First of all, you have to know that you are in a rut. It's not so easy to figure it out. As the Don Henley song goes, “So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains and we never even know we have the key.”

 Diagnose

1.If you aren't putting for much effort or seem down or possibly angry for no reason,then your might have yourself A Rut. So now it is time to not just acknowledge it but get to work.
 

baby steps

2.When it comes to your gifts, work on your strengths, when it comes to your character, work on your weaknesses. In this way, you can take baby steps and not get stuck in the mire of trying to do too many things at one.  

"You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with....."


 3. Make changes. And not just changing your hair color or something just as simple and mundane.  At one point I had surrounded myself with negative people. So much so, that it began to affect me where I couldn't concentrate on my artwork and therefore had to close my shop.  

Later on I read a book by Joyce Meyer that stated that if someone decides not to be happy then it's not your problems, you don't have to spend your time trying to cheer up someone who is already in a bad mood. You can actually hurt people by playing into their pity party. 

So make big changes in your life.  It's okay if you fail. Failing is just a learning tool of what to do the next time. The sun will still come out. 

Prepare

4. Get ready. The majority of successful people prepare plans long before the down times hit. You don't have to be the CEO of a large company to follow this. When that rut does come around, you will have a plan to make sure it doesn't stay. Creating your own business plan to prepare for the bad times will help  you fight back from the blues.A key element might be writing down your own 'rut' symptom so you know when they have arrived again.

5. Talk to someone 

This method will ensure you can get a fresh perspective. It doesn't have to be a best friend; it could be a co-worker or even your employer. Make certain that it is not someone that it always negative. That could make you situation worse. 

6. paint a vision to work toward.

If work is the problem, then maybe there is nothing inspiring to work towards. Think about why you are working there and why. What is your end vision? If you need to, write it, paint it or whatever it takes. Make sure your vision is what you want and not someone else. 

 

 

If someone decides they're not going to be happy, it's not your problem. You don't have to spend your time and energy trying to cheer up someone who has already decided to stay in a bad mood. Believe it or not, you can actually hurt people by playing into their self-pity.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/joyce_meyer.html
If someone decides they're not going to be happy, it's not your problem. You don't have to spend your time and energy trying to cheer up someone who has already decided to stay in a bad mood. Believe it or not, you can actually hurt people by playing into their self-pity.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/joyce_meyer.html

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