How to Get Out of a Rut

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It happens to everyone; we go on with our day to day routine and next thing we know, we are stuck in a rut! It’s easy to continue on because let’s be honest, it’s hard to get out of a routine when your schedule doesn’t have much room to change. As a student, part-time retail worker and full time blogger, I completely understand. Classes are on a schedule that you don’t have any power over, and work is often the same deal too. So, how can you get yourself out of this day to day rut that is slowly bringing your mood down?

  1. Switch up or add in a workout! If you go to yoga every day, try adding in cycling or boxing. Don’t already workout? Try adding a class in once a week. Something as simple as this will be able help you begin to get yourself out of your rut. I recently added in Orange Theory to my weekday routines and it has had a drastic change on my mood.
  2. Get out and grab dinner with a friend or you significant other. If you don’t have a lot of time, just grab a drink. Getting yourself out of the house at least once a week and having a reason to dress up will make you feel so much better. There’s very little a cute pair of heels can’t fix!
  3. Change up your style. Haven’t changed your hair done recently? Go get a cut or color, you’ll come out feeling like a whole new person. Buy those studded boots you’ve had your eye on or that leather jacket. One of my favorite places to grab something new and different is Missguided (and be sure to register for the student discount!). Mixing up your appearance will really help you feel like you have a stronger grasp on your life. Take it from a girl who changes her hair color every time she feels in a rut.
  4. If you can, take a weekend getaway. This will give you some time to really clear your mind. A change of scenery is so powerful, even if it’s just for one night. Grab an Airbnb or pitch a tent somewhere a few hours away and you’ll come back feeling much more like yourself.
  5. Do something you enjoy. This could be going to see your favorite band play or snuggling up on a weekend day with a good book. Love beer? Try that new brewery opening down the street! Of course, it’s different for everyone but we all have something that makes us feel joy when we do it, so bring that back out.

In conclusion, not one thing is a fix-all for everyone who is in a rut, but I hope these things can make you begin to feel a little more like yourself. What do you do to get out of a rut?

  1. Erika

    November 3, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    This is SUPER helpful. The winter blues are starting to hit, and it was really starting to bring me down. I think I’m going to get a haircut and start a new workout class… Thank you <3

    1. Taylor

      November 4, 2017 at 1:33 am

      The winter blues are literally the worst. Glad it’s giving you some direction <3

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