The dreaded rut. We all face it at some point (and several friends have shared they've been feeling it lately.) You too? Then read on.
Yes, it's depressing, yes, it causes anxiety, yes, it's demoralizing. Yes, it downright SUCKS. It is all of those painful, uncomfortable things. But what if it's also something else, something positive you may not have considered before?
At its core, a rut is simply dissatisfaction with things as they are. Your dissatisfaction is trying to tell you something. It's the fork in the road - a sign to change direction.
First things first. What got you here in the first place?
THE 2 MAIN REASONS FOR A RUT
You're avoiding something (or, pretending not to know - mmhmm)
You don't know what you want
If you're avoiding something...
In all likelihood, this isn't the first time this issue has come up. It's just that suddenly (or gradually) the pebble in your shoe has become too painful to ignore. Face it and do what you (already) know you must. It won't go away otherwise. Worse still, the pebble will become a boulder - that lands directly on you. Ouch!
If you don't know what you want...
Assess and re-evaluate your circumstance by writing a list of what's working and what's not working.
Get spiritual and go inward by journaling, praying, or meditating. Answers always come to me when I apply a combination of these.
Play to your strengths. Here's a fantastic book to help you do so.