We all have times in life when we get stuck in a rut. When you’re in this rut mode it can last for a day or even months. Life is filled with its ups and downs so you’re always going to have a down eventually. Luckily there are ways to pull yourself back up!
1. Exercise your gratitude
Often times when you’re in a down you lose sight of what you have in this life and what you are thankful for. Instead, you may be and a mindset of having a “lack of” and focusing on what you don’t have. It’s always good to remind yourself of all the great things in your life so you feel complete and fulfilled. Here is a post I did on exercising your gratitude.
2. Be Present
The only thing that truly exists is the here and the now. Your past has already happened so the only place it exists is in your thoughts. The future hasn’t happened yet so 9 times out of 10 you won’t know how it’s going to turn out. Learn to accept the present moment as it is and deal with it the best you can. Once you accept everything the way it is, it will help you to become more at peace and will cause less turmoil in your life. Here is a post that goes further into living in the past, future, and present.
By simply breathing and focusing on your breath you will bring yourself into the present moment and away from your thoughts. Taking deep breaths activates you parasympathetic system. The parasympathetic nervous system is what regulates your glands and organs to bring you body into it’s relaxed state. So by taking deep breaths your calming and relaxing your entire system, which in turn relaxes your mind. Another great way to attain this is through meditation.
These are just three easy ways but there are so many others! There are all sorts of resources online, books you can read, and activities you can do. If you’re in a rut and you make a conscious effort to bring yourself out of it, you will find a way.
I got the inspiration for this post from Motivation of the Deep by Green Embers! Thanks for reading, I hope it helped!