hands up if you agree that being in a rut is the worst feeling ever. it just sucks to be in a rut, wanting to do things but just cannot get yourself to do them. but don’t you worry friend; I got you.
step one : acceptance
first thing you got to do is accept that you’re in rut. you’re in a rut but you want to change that, right? let’s begin!
step two : figure out why you are in that rut
here are some general reasons and solutions for you being in a rut :
1/ you have had a couple of rough days because of some issues say relationship and family issues -
solution : call up on a close friend and take a day off with him/her. you might also want to talk it out with that person because talking helps; i promise.
2/ you are stressed about upcoming deadlines be it exams or assignments -
solution : study for the exam or work on that assignment now, yes now. after you’re done, take a day off to do your favorite thing, whether it is shopping, or going out with friends, do it; you deserve it so much.
3/ you’re burned out, stressed and/or tired -
solution : take few days off. you won’t be able to focus at all, and taking rest will do wonders. you might also want to de-stress (by yours truly) and do some self care (by @stuydies)
4/ you are dreading a event in the near future -
solution : yo fam, stop worrying now. you have no control on that event whatsoever and it won’t help stressing about it. what will come, will come and when it comes all i want you to do is embrace it.
step three : getting back to reality
now that you’re done resting, its time to get
back in track with your work and something you want to do when you’re in
a rut is to go baby steps.
here’s some things you can do to get into that ‘get-shit-done’’ mood -
- clean your room; vacuum it, dust those curtains and fluff up those pillows.
- go for a long walk or a run to get your blood pumping
- dance to some music with fast beats
- write down the things you got to do
- break all those above tasks into really really tiny tasks (say, a - write down the topic, b - find the first point to write about and so on)
- then just say “she believed she could and so she did” and just dive right in, you got this!
step four : those laid back days
these are so essential, I swear. this is especially important when its just been days with you getting out of a rut.
you can, for example, work
for one day and you take the next day off. after a few days of this,
you can change it a bit say, you work for two days then take the third
day off and so on. most importantly, don’t hurry yourself. go slow and
be patient, you’re going to do great things lovely.
and that’s it, it’s a wrap! if you’re in a rut - trust me, you’ll get out of it soon enough. I hope this helped you in some way, remember to stay wonderful love! :’) x
if you have any questions regarding anything I said up there, feel free to send in a message!
much love, Taylor (´｡• ᵕ •｡`) ♡