How do You Break out of a Rut?
What is a rut? Sometimes it’s just boredom that comes with routine. It’s the same old same old, I’ve been there, done that! It could come from being tired of the food you cook or eat, the company you keep, your job tasks, your living situation, the places you go, etc., too many to list!
How do you break out of a rut? One way is to create some dedicated “empty” space in your life. When you successfully hit the pause button and step off the hamster wheel, you’ll be able to see your life from a fresh perspective and will finally be able to think about how you might start to make changes.
If you keep going and going without stopping, you’ll never discover the (often surprising) clarity and answers you long for. When you stop, even just for an hour, answers and ideas present themselves with almost no work on your part.
Empty Space is Powerful
Author and professional speaker Terry Hershey writes in his book, The Power of Pause, that our lives can become too full. I believe we need time where there is no agenda, no to do lists, time to step away from the busyness, time to pause, time to reflect, recharge, time to be still. It’s time for a tune up!
Busyness has a tendency to crush our soul. Being still means to turn off your mind and just BE STILL!
Change Your Environment
Another way to get out of a rut is to change your environment. Whenever I get the opportunity, which I try to make it as often as I can, I enjoy going somewhere new just to give my mind a fresh perspective. There are probably so many places to visit in your own town (or the next) that you probably have never been to. Take a drive to a new area, walk into a new store or have a meal at a restaurant you’ve never been. Enjoy the newness and take in the experience as you never know what you might find!
I enjoy visiting new coffee/tea shops or restaurants with a view of the water or boats and I bring my laptop to do work or write or whatever needs to be done! I even pay my bills there just to change things up! It makes me feel energized seeing and being in new spaces! I feel more motivated.
- Find one area (or a few) in your life where you can make a change.
- Put yourself first, make it a priority.
- Practice silence for 15 minutes.
- Do something New!
Peace my friends!
Stay InTune, living a balanced life in harmony and alignment so you can fulfill your purpose and passion with exuberance!