Here are 5 tips to help you get out of a rut and start fresh!
Do you feel like life has become predictable, unfulfilling, and boring? Maybe it’s time for a fresh start. Deciding to make a change doesn’t mean you have to turn your life upside down, but it is an opportunity to stand back and make some adjustments!
Whether it’s a lifestyle, location, or career change, there are some simple things you can do right now to get yourself out of your rut and get some positive energy back into your life.
- Journal About What Makes You Happy
Have you ever sat down and ruminated about what makes you happy? What lifts your spirits and puts a spring in your step? What makes your heart sing and your energy levels skyrocket? Some people feel happiest when they’re out in nature, while others prefer sports or reading. Maybe you love the arts or helping people. Make a list of what makes you happy, and take action so you can focus on bringing more of that joy into your life.
- Practice Saying Yes
Most people are so busy with the everyday life that they don’t make time to get out of their comfort zone and do something different. When was the last time you tried something new or challenging? Be open to new experiences; start saying yes to yourself, and choose to do things that feel good.
- Make a Stop Doing List
Once you start saying yes to the things that feel good, you need to practice saying “no”. You need to make yourself a stop doing list! No doubt you’re well aware of some bad habits you’ve fallen into and the things you do that don’t bring you joy. While there are some things you have no control over, see what energy-draining tasks you can eliminate from your life. Write a list to remind yourself of the things you can choose not to do, and free up time for the things that make your heart soar.
Most people have way too much stuff in their lives. Look around you right now and see what’s holding you back. Clutter includes spending hours scrolling through social media, holding on to limiting beliefs, and poor lifestyle habits as well as all that junk in the kitchen drawer.
- Say No to Fear
Perhaps the single most empowering thing you can do to get out of a rut is to walk away from fear. Fear will stop you from taking risks, big or small. It makes you afraid to try anything new and holds you back from reaching your potential.
Make a commitment to yourself to take back control of your life and leap into a fresh start. Keep in mind journaling is a powerful way to get your thoughts out of your head and onto paper. Here are a couple of suggestions for really attractive journals you will look forward to using:
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Helping you achieve Major wellness!
Cheryl A Major, CNWC
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