Monday, January 25, 2016

3 Steps to Get Out of your Rut

When we work every single day of our lives, putting in the hours to get the check that pays all of our bills and allows us to live the way that we live, we often find ourselves repeating the same patterns. Each day we wake up, do the same thing, go to work, come home, and do it all over again. How can we keep ourselves from falling into this difficult cycle? How can we make sure that we are able to stay alive, charged, and motivated to take ourselves to a new level?

Here are 3 steps to get our of of that terrible Rut:

1) Challenge Yourself Every Day.

Challenge. It can be a scary word. Why would I want to make things even more difficult on myself? I am working hard enough as it is. It doesn't have to be viewed this way. It shouldn't be viewed this way. It is not about making things more difficult, its about taking yourself to the next level, seeing what your mind and body can do. What can you accomplish? If you don't like the word challenge, use the word accomplish. Accomplish something new every day. Go to the gym in the morning before work. Go to the gym when your exhausted. Go to the gym more than 3 times this week. Make a new friend this week. The possibilities are endless. Don't like this day or this week become another statistic or a distant memory. Do something that you will remember forever.

2) Detach from Technology.

OK, don't hate me for this one. When you look at something and use something as often as you do with your phone, it becomes a part of your life. Is it by your side right now? Is it in your pocket or your hand right now? You may have some separation anxiety. Go to your bedroom, plug your phone in and go for a walk. Go to coffee shop and take seat. Bring a book if you'd like. Do some people watching. Observe other people. Try to figure out what they are going through. Everybody is going through their own battles. Everybody is working toward some dream. Being re-immersed to society and watching people live out their lives will help you keep yours in perspective.

3) Become more Aware of Your Behavior

At least three times a day, you should be asking yourself, why do I feel this way, and why? Sometimes we get so caught up in what we think we are supposed to be doing, what we forget how we feel. Are you feeling tired, happy, motivated, sad, lonely? You are certainly feeling something! Figure it out and find out why. Getting in touch with your emotions consistently helps you to realize that you deserve to be feeling whatever it is that you are feeling. Take the time to take it all in.

Go forth each day attempting to be your best self. It takes PRACTICE. Be consistent. Nobody is their best self without trying and being intententional.

If your not Growing Now, you're Giving Up. Refuse to Give Up & #GrowNOW.

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