How to Get Out of a Rut
Life definitely has its ups and its downs, and all of us find ourselves in a situation where we feel stuck at one time or another.
Normally, self-help gurus will tell you that, to get out of a rut, you need to write down goals and develop an action plan. While these are valuable exercises, the problem with this is that, because you’re in a rut in the first place, the path forward isn’t easy to come by.
As such, writing down goals or attempting to create a vision can be a near meaningless experience and a huge waste of time if you aren’t in the right mindset.
This episode will take you through what you need to do to get to that point step-by-step, point-by-point.
Start with physical exercise. This will help you to open your mind and propagate “happy” chemicals that will get you to feel better about yourself. Remember, this isn’t a one workout and done kind of thing. You need to be doing this consistently if you want the full benefit. This can be:
- Lifting weights
- HIT training
- Martial arts
Start Investing In Yourself. That means learning something that you don’t have prior knowledge of. This can be a skill, an aspect of your business or career, or something that you’ve always wanted to learn. You could do a course, but it really doesn’t need to cost you too much or any money. It could be as simple as checking a book out of the library. One reason we get stuck is because we think we can manifest all the knowledge that we need. The truth is that we can’t. You need to learn what you do not know.
Create your vision. Creating your vision isn’t just some woo woo spiritual thing. It’s laying you what you want clearly and concisely. Take a pen and a piece of paper and write down what you want your life to look like. Get down every detail. What your house looks like, who you’re waking up next to, what you look like, who your associating with etc.
Start Planning. Start with your vision and then work your way backwards, step-by-step, listing each thing you want to accomplish to get to your vision. Do it until you get to where you are in present day.
Schedule time each day for execution. This can be as little as an hour, but get some time each day in where you’re working to make that vision happen.
Reach out to other people. Find people who can be your allies and who can support you along your way. This can be a community group, church group, or club. This way you have a support group behind you the next time you find yourself stuck.
Execute. Get out there and take action. Like I said, do something every day to bring you closer to where you want to be.