We’ve all been stuck in a rut before. Whether it’s because we’re lacking motivation, stressed out and tired, or bored of the same old routine day in and day out, getting stuck is an inevitable part of life. Sometimes we just fall off the bandwagon and begin to feel a little discontent with the way things are going.
Maybe you’ve hit a wall on a project, or maybe you haven’t been eating well and now you feel sluggish all the time. Or perhaps you’ve fallen into the comparison trap, and you’re wondering why your life isn’t as interesting as someone else’s.
What’s important is that you have the tools you need to get yourself un-stuck whenever you need to.
How does one do this? Well, if you’re in a rut and feel like you just need to press the reset button, here’s how to get your mind, body, and soul back on track!
1. DRINK LEMON WATER FIRST THING.
Start your mornings off with a big dose of hydration by drinking a cup of hot water with a slice of lemon. Lemon water helps rejuvenate dull skin, and also helps you digest food better so you’ll be less bloated throughout the day.
2. DO A SELF-CARE POWER HOUR.
If you want to start or get back into a morning routine, try squeezing in some good ol’ self-care with the power hour method. Spend 20 minutes doing something for your mind, then your body, and then your soul.
3. LOOK AFTER YOUR SKIN.
Brush: Dry brushing your skin before a shower. It gets your blood flowing, unclogs pores, and helps to remove any dead skin. Start at your feet and move upwards in long sweeping motions toward your heart.
Scrub: What better way to get your skin back into it’s supple state than with a good body scrub.
Glow: If your skin is looking a little lackluster, rosehip oil is an amazing thing to use on your face before bed because it helps even out skintone and creates a glowing complexion.
4. GET SOME FRESH AIR.
Go outside on your lunch break or whenever you have 10 minutes to spare (*cough* make the time) without your phone, and take some time to notice your surroundings, feel the air on your skin, and take in some long, deep, and reflective breaths.
5. DECLUTTER YOUR DIGITAL LIFE.
Give yourself fewer options for distraction by deleting apps you don’t use, emails you don’t need, and bookmarks you aren’t going to read.
6. UP YOUR FRUIT AND VEGGIE INTAKE.
Maybe you’ve been feeling a little lethargic from your food choices lately. If so, try adding in more of the good stuff – think fruit smoothies with spinach, a hearty salad for lunch, and a big ol’ pile of veggies as a side for dinner. Sometimes we immediately try to cut things out when we’re trying to get healthier, but adding things in is a much better approach in my opinion.
7. TRY POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS.
Give yourself some words of encouragement, even if it feels silly. Try write them out on notecards and read them each morning before you get out of bed. Think about what you struggle with and turn them into positive statements. Here are some ideas:
- I am safe and secure
- I have everything I already need
- I am a unique and interesting
8. FRESHEN UP YOUR DESK SPACE.
Give your workspace a clean, move things around, and get rid of any clutter you don’t need. Try to keep a room mist to freshen up your area whenever you need to.
9. FOCUS ON ONE THING AT A TIME.
If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed by your to-do list, get serious about your priorities and figure out what you can set aside for now. Focus on one thing at a time, even if you’re afraid of forgetting something.
10. GO SOMEWHERE NEW.
Even if you can’t get very far, explore a town or area near you that you’ve never been to. Maybe find a new trail to walk on, a different coffee shop to work at, or even just take a different route to work to switch things up. Once you change your routine a little, you’ll be out of that slump in no time.
Original article published by theblissfulmind.stfi.re