7 tips for getting out of a rut
Do you sometimes feel unmotivated? Overwhelmed? Uninspired? We all get into a rut from time to time so below, I’m sharing my 7 tips for getting out of a rut!
1. Change your environment
-re-arrange your work space
-work in a different space. If you’re working at home, try working somewhere else like a coffee shop.
-if you’re in a distracted space, go somewhere quieter
-if you’re in a space that is cluttered and messy, clean it up
2. Remember what your “why” is
-sometimes reflecting why you’re doing what you’re doing will re-excite you
-ask yourself what gives you purpose
-what lights the fire in you?
3. Take a break
-sometimes you just have to take a break from what you’re doing. Whether that’s an hour, a weekend, or even just needing a night to sleep on it. Then when you look at it the next time, the spark will come back!
4. Normalizing that it’s okay to be in a rut
-sometimes we get into denial of things that are happening or what we’re feeling. It’s perfectly okay to admit to ourselves that we’re in a rut and that it’s normal.
-recognizing that everybody goes through times like this and you’re not alone
5. Start with small goals
-it can be very overwhelming to look at the big end goal or the big picture
-start with small goals or baby steps and work your way through them
6. Time block
-this piggy backs the last point. If you’re overwhelming yourself, time block each and every task so you know you have enough time to do everything on your to-do list.
-for example, time blocking a weekly meeting with yourself to make sure you’re on task with everything you’re supposed to be doing
-sometimes when you have a big to-do list, it feels like you’ll never get it done. Pick the tasks that are absolutely necessary to be done and start with those.
-the secondary tasks you can finish at another time
Do you have any tips that you use to get you out of a rut? Let me know!