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Stuck In A Rut? 3 Simple Ways To Break Free

It’s entirely normal to feel stuck in a rut at some point in your life. You may feel stuck in your current role at work having been in the same position for over a decade, completing tasks with your hands tied behind your back and feeling bored, unchallenged and depressed at the thought of heading to the office every day. Perhaps you are feeling low at home, with the monotony of modern life affecting your mental health. Or maybe you simply feel that life is passing you by. Take a look at these three simple ways to help free yourself from your rut and see your life move forward in a positive way once again.

Stuck In A Rut? 3 Simple Ways To Break Free

stuck in a rut

Boost Your Career

If you are keen to seek a promotion or move to a new position within your industry, you need to be proactive rather than wait for opportunities to simply appear. It’s down to you to make yourself an appealing and outstanding candidate. The chances are that you haven’t undertaken much professional development in the past few years as you’ve become a little complacent in your job. To combat this, investigate the sorts of career development options available to you. If you work within an HR setting or social work, consider completing a Christian psychology degree to boost your credentials. If this seems like too much of a commitment, you could focus on your soft skills and take shorter courses to improve your leadership, management or teamwork abilities. With more recent continuing professional development, you will be much more attractive to potential employers.

Take Up A New Hobby

They say that a change is as good as a rest. By taking up a new hobby or undertaking new experiences, you can naturally break the mundane routine that your life has slipped into. You might want to learn a new language, take up a new musical instrument or become more physically active. Your brain will begin working in a new and exciting way, you can meet new people, and you will be strengthening your skill set. Stimulating your mind will release endorphins and the happy hormone, dopamine, making you feel more content with life.

Travel

Seeing new vistas, immersing yourself in new cultures and traveling to distant shores can be thrilling. There’s no more effective way to remove yourself from a rut than by engaging yourself in a whole new physical environment. Don’t feel like you have to hotfoot it onto a plane with nothing more than a backpack and a smile to find yourself somewhere overseas. You could choose to head off on a group tour, where your excursions and experiences are pre-planned. However you enjoy traveling, you can broaden your horizons to help you break free from your rut.

Don’t ever succumb to the feeling that being stuck in a rut is a chronic situation. With a little motivation, you can be proactive and utilize some of these ideas to empower yourself to break free and and enjoy a fresher and more positive lifestyle.

Seeing new vistas, immersing yourself in new cultures and traveling to distant shores can be thrilling. There’s no more effective way to remove yourself from a rut than by engaging yourself in a whole new physical environment. Don’t feel like you have to hotfoot it onto a plane with nothing more than a backpack and a smile to find yourself somewhere overseas. You could choose to head off on a group tour, where your excursions and experiences are pre-planned. However you enjoy traveling, you can broaden your horizons to help you break free from your rut. Don’t ever succumb to the feeling that being stuck in a rut is a chronic situation. With a little motivation, you can be proactive and utilize some of these ideas to empower yourself to break free and and enjoy a fresher and more positive lifestyle.

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One Comment

  1. Bellybytes Bellybytes October 12, 2018

    Good tips Corinne. I think I would just like to runaway for a bit and get a hold on myself .

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