It happens to the best of us. There are times when we are stuck in a rut of laziness. Of unproductive days where no matter what we try nothing motivates us. It can be really hard to get out of a rut and sometimes just wanting out of it isn’t enough. But that’s not your fault we all go through it from time to time.
It’s frustrating because you feel there is so much you can do with your time. But you just aren’t able to.
Why do we fall into a rut?
Several reasons, perhaps you have been feeling low, stressed or have not worked out for a while, perhaps you are eating unhealthy which can deplete your energy levels. Either way there is one thing you can try today that can help.
I’m writing this from personal experience. Every time I am in a rut. I go to a park, not to exercise or to achieve anything specific. I just go outside. OUTSIDE and wander around aimlessly in a park or a garden.
Here’s what it does:
- It immediately makes you feel like you are doing something productive. It makes you feel active. Because you are up and moving.
- Listening to music while strolling is a stress buster. You just listen to your favourite music and observe your environment. It gets you out of your lethargy. With music you can just zone out.
- Looking at trees and the sky and the ground can do you wonders. By just taking a short walk you will feel immediately connected to the environment around you. You will get some fresh air, and some time to think. You will start to feel motivated.
- Just a short walk can help you to start moving to get out of that rut. And after your walk you will feel better because you have done something.
- And the beginning is what will keep you on the right track.
This has helped me every time. While it is okay to take a break from time to time still, being in a rut for a long time can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle therefore making you feel demotivated and tired and lazy.
Sometimes you just have to get moving in any way you can.
I hope this helps you in some way. Take care 😀
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