a habit or pattern of behavior that has become dull and unproductive but is hard to change.
synonyms: boring routine, humdrum existence, habit, dead end
“She was stuck in a rut”
When I’m in a rut which is very rare I try to be mindful of just how lucky I am and shift my focus on how grateful I am
I also then do things to change that mood, that funk, the dreaded rut.
When I do feel stuck in a rut, I am usually responding to some disappointments based upon what I thought would or should happen. Like when I was first diagnosed with Osteonecrosis I had a major rut it lasted weeks and then I had to move on.
Because I was caught off guard I went to get one thing checked out only to find out it was more serious than anyone thought.
My life was going to be different but one thing I had to keep telling myself is just because its going to be different
Doesn’t mean it has to suck.
Sure somedays my pain wants to put me in a rut. Because I can’t do all the things I used to.
So I have now decided to allow myself a 15 minute pity party from now on. And then get over it and do something, anything.
During that time , my funk was my weapon of resistance
But being mindful is the ability to focus on the distress of the moment, accept it, and work towards changing it for the better. It takes practice, but doing so goes a long way in cutting out the suffering and mind games that come along with being in a rut.
I often try to just get into my bible.
Exercise and connecting with nature. Somedays I will go for a walk if weather allows to focus on nature and the beauty that surrounds me and nothing wrong with exercise
Somedays I will blog Sometimes Writing in my journal
Give your way through it. We all it’s better to give than to receive, and depending on our focus at any given moment, we may or may not heed that advice. But if you’re feeling particularly negative, try giving someone something buy a stranger a cup of coffee, donate something or even better donate your time. do any kind gesture.
Be prepared to feel wowed by all the good vibes that come along
Take a class. They say if you aren’t learning, you aren’t growing. And what better time to learn and grow than during moments when we feel stuck. I took an herbology class lives it so much I plan on signing up for all of them. In fact I enjoy it so much I have considered studying it further and become a certified herbalist.
Don’t allow any rut to consume you do what you can to get out of it.
Life is to short