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Everyone Gets Into One, But…How Do You Get Out?

Well I hope I have your attention with the title of this posting. During the course of the year everyone feels a little blasé, maybe a little down, maybe a little bored and maybe–just maybe–you are in a rut. Yes it happens to everyone. The question is, what do you do about it to get yourself out of that place that most people don’t enjoy?

Here are a few things that I do:

  • Change it up a little bit. As much as I love routines maybe it’s time to drive a different way to work. Go to the gym at a different time, choose a different vacation spot or perhaps go to the newest restaurant in your town.
  • Ask for help? What, are you kidding me? I don’t want to tell anyone I am in a rut! Wrong! It is time to rely on your friends and loved ones. I have found them to be a great resource and can give you a different perspective quickly since they tend to know you so well.
  • Read a book. Get out of the house, get in the car and drive to Barnes & Noble or Borders and purchase a book. READ IT! Set a goal of when you would like to finish it by. It isn’t hard to read a 200 page book in 10 days if you read 20 pages a day. It is difficult if you leave it until the last night and try and read 200 pages in a few hours. Besides, you probably won’t enjoy the book as much and understand the message if you cram like we all did while we were in college.
  • Relax – go get a massage. It gives me a chance to relax, forget about life and just sleep and dream for an hour. For me this really works.
  • Go to a movie…by yourself. Pick a movie you will enjoy, no need to compromise with your spouse or friends on what movie you want to see. Go to the concession counter and buy the large popcorn and soda and sit back and enjoy the movie by yourself!

No need to panic or get very emotional when you get in a rut. It does happen to everyone.

The real question is how long does it last?

I believe that is totally in your control.

  • How do you get out of a rut?
  • Do any of my ideas work for you?

I look forward to your comments.

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