I don’t know about you guys but I have well and truly hit a rut. Quarantine and Lockdown is starting to come to an end (not saying that COVID isn’t a thing anymore, it is. Please be safe!) and things are slowly getting back to normal but for some reason I have hit a rut.
I am not sure if it’s nerves of going back to normal with the grey cloud still hanging over us, or the fact I’ve fallen into a very plain and boring work-orientated routine. I don’t seem to have a lot of motivation or passion for many things at the moment which is a weird feeling for me. Hobbies and interests I thrive for, if I’m not involved in a passion project at every moment I wonder what I’m doing.
I think I’m writing this post as much for you guys as I am for myself. I tend to get complacent when I’m in a rut and it takes me a while to realise I am there. Having a few things I know will help me get out of these times is so handy and if any of these little things help you guys, then feel free to use them, share them, whatever.
Things that have helped me get out of a rut:
- scheduling in times to see friends and family time.
- scheduling in self-care time.
- list the things you get to look forward to, no matter how far away they are.
- don’t make your to-do list impossible (yes be ambitious but also be realistic).
- get out of the house (not just to go to work).
- go be in nature.
- try something new, a new hobby for example.
And always, remember this is only temporary. I’ve come to realise the first step is always accepting where you are and being open and willing to make a change to help yourself out. I’ve seen this quote and others similar floating around the internet and thought I’d share it as it hit hard with me and may do with you all too.
I really hope everyone is doing okay at this point, I know it might feel that there is pressure to get back to normal but remember to take it at your own pace too. Take care of yourself and others!