Blogger — Karen J. Gregory, HRSS President
Have you been feeling like the world is colliding around you? Do you feel your professional life has stalled out? Or maybe you have recently been experiencing the ground hog day effect – more of the same old thing day in and day out? These are all clear signs that it’s time to step away from your routine, to get focused and clear, and to get out of that rut you’re experiencing.
Stop spinning your wheels hoping that something will eventually catch. It’s time to get some traction so you Don’t Get Stuck in a Rut!
Here are three suggestions for making sure you Don’t Get Stuck:
1. Change something in your routine. Look for areas that you need to shake up a bit. Have you been doing things the same way for as long as you can remember. Why? Change it. It doesn’t have to be earth shattering, but don’t go too easy on yourself either. Remember, we’re looking for a change in order to make sure you don’t get stuck.
2. Step out of your comfort zone. This goes hand-n-glove with suggestion #1. Stretch yourself. Do something you’ve never done before. Experiment with something you’ve never tried. Don’t go jumping off the side of a cliff, but do make sure you do something that scares you a bit. I assure you that stepping out of your comfort zone will ensure you Don’t Get Stuck in a Rut.
3. Don’t throw in the towel. Settling for a mediocre existence is unacceptable! Feelings of frustration can be tough to overcome and are normal when you’re feeling stuck. Don’t give up. You can figure it out. Trust me. I know from experience. You can get unstuck. You just have to take action. Shake up your day, throw something new at the problem, do something differently, and Don’t Get Stuck in a Rut.
What do you want your life to look like? What do you dream of accomplishing? You don’t have to have it all figured out. You just have to decide and be determined to not get stuck in a rut. You can do it! I believe in you.
Share your comments on a time you may have been feeling stuck, but were able to break free from that rut. We’d love to hear (and share) encouraging stories from our readers.