When You’re In A Rut, Start Fresh

encouragement in a rut Apr 17, 2022

Sometimes life starts to become predictable. You get into your same old routine. Maybe you start to feel unfulfilled. Some days life is just plain boring. You’re in a rut.

This can happen for any number of reasons. But if you’re feeling that life is boring, maybe it’s time for a fresh start. That doesn’t mean you have to turn your whole life upside down. But it is an opportunity to kind of take a step back and maybe make a few changes in the way you’re currently living each day. An opportunity to bring some positive energy back into your life. I thought of a few things that I hope encourage you to get out of the rut and into more joy and excitement.

For example, say yes more often to things that are maybe outside of your comfort zone. When you do the same things day in and day out and there’s nothing new and different, life can feel really boring. Say yes more often to new experiences. Be open to trying new things or meeting new people. Maybe find a way to challenge yourself. What can you do today that’s new and fresh? That makes you feel good and makes you happy?

I also think it’s super important to say no more often. To create a “stop doing” list. Especially if you’re someone who struggles with being a people pleaser. Or even if you just have some bad habits that you’ve fallen into that don’t bring you joy. Take a bit of time and really look at the things in your life that are draining your energy. Then make the decision to stop doing them. You’ll be amazed at how empowering that is and how motivating that is. Can you already feel the energy that brings just thinking about it?

And finally, have you ever sat down and really thought about what makes you happy? What it is that lifts your spirits, warms your heart, brings back your energy? Sometimes we get so caught up in our everyday life that we forget to really remember what makes us happy. What brings us joy. Take some time to really think about what makes you happy and then write those things down. Look at that list every day as a reminder of what brings you joy in life. And then find at least one thing that you can do every day and DO it.

Sometimes you just need to make the decision to start fresh. What will you be doing today to make a fresh start? I hope that you are encouraged to get out of that rut and into a more joyful, happy life.