Are you in a rut and want to make some changes? Would you like to have a better outcome on life? You are not alone! Everyday we wake up and just go through the motions. We don’t even think about what we are doing. Hell! We don’t even remember that we just poured a cup of coffee!
I had a co-worker tell me the other day that I was a negative person. You can’t blame her because I was just bitching away about other people. It was all negative. We were supposed to be out enjoying the beautiful day and here I was pissing on that. The fact is, I’m in a rut just like you.
Being in a rut can really suck. You hate your job. You hate your life. It’s just all negative but there’s something you can do about it. You must find the positive in all of the negative in your life. It’s not hard to do. Just look for what makes you happy and keep on doing you. Here are some hacks to help you get started:
Let It Go
Let shit go. Seriously. Don’t keep harping on issues that are bothering you. Either find a solution to the problem that is bothering you or let it go. Stress is one of the number one causes of cancer, so it’s not worth it. Harping on things will just fester and it’s just not healthy.
I look for inspiration everywhere for all the things I want to change in my life. If you want to lose weight, then focus on an outfit that you want to get back into again. And be realistic! If you strive to succeed in business or make more money, then focus on the end game – success.
Working out can increase your dopamine production. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that aides in making people happy. You would be amazed at how much better you will feel when you workout. I don’t mean you need to go to the gym. Just go for a walk or jog outside in the fresh air and sunlight. Not only will you increase your dopamine levels but also your Vitamin D intake!
Never take anything for granted. You should be grateful for what you have because there is always someone that has it much worse. This helps you understand how good you have it, even in the tough times. I have found this perspective helps me stay grounded. Sure, I have my pity parties but I pick myself up off the floor and move forward with a better perspective.
See a Therapist
Sometimes nothing you do is helping and you need to seek help elsewhere. Depression hides in many forms. Stress and anxiety also can take a toll on you. There’s nothing wrong with admitting you need help. Trust me! I see a therapist and a psychiatrist and I’m not ashamed of it either. It won’t hurt to see someone and talk about what’s going on in your life.
Life doesn’t have to suck. It shouldn’t suck the life out of you either. Just remember to take care of yourself because no one else will.