Are you stuck in a situation that you can’t seemingly change?
Your life is the same day in day out. Your job is the same. There is nothing new happening. Repetitive, tedious, monotonous, predictable. Your relationships are the same.
You have to work, to earn a living and you will have to until you can’t get off your bed anymore or you drop dead!
Bored! Fed up! Want to escape! Walls crowding in on you! you hate your job!
You become easily frustrated, unforgiving, stressed out, resentful, jealous, hateful, abusive, plagued by fear, lack of self respect, depressed, the list is endless. Sound familiar?
Well that was me, sometime ago. But thankfully I “unstuck” myself from the rut – just in time.
Negative emotions and disharmony creates significant impact on our health, even serious health issues. The mind is very powerful and if used negatively it can damage your well being.
So what are you going to do about it? Can you quit your job? Find something that you really like doing? Can you change your circumstance and get a little bit of that “joie de vivre” back into your life?
Here are some suggestions to get yourself out of that “Rut,” which I’ve tried 🙂
Start looking out for things that you enjoy doing. Look for people with similar likes and hobbies.
- Hiking – Join a group and find new terrain to take a hike.
- Reading – join a book club, if you don’t like reading by yourself and do enjoy sharing thoughts.
- Cycling – get those out of shape muscles working – ideally it should be with friends or family.
- Jogging – Again a great way to keep fit + enjoy the outdoors (stop using the treadmill for sometime).
- Horse riding – this may be expensive – but worthwhile if you love riding that is!
- Cooking – if you loved it a while ago, but just can’t be bothered anymore, here’s your chance to try your hand at some new dishes. Who knows your family may thank you for it (or not). Try some of these delicious recipes Chef Par Excellence
- Writing – share your knowledge, your skills and experiences – who knows it may help someone out there!
There is an endless list of things that you can do to free yourself from being bored. Here’s more!
If you are a paper pusher, in a boring office doing a 9-5 job, look for creative ways to make work interesting. Look out for better opportunities and apply for other jobs that may interest you. Try learning another aspect of work in your Company.
If your relationship is boring. You’ve been married like me 23 going on 24 to be exact, for donkey’s years, (a favourite phrase back home, which means as long as you can remember) then its time to bring a little bit of sparkle back to your marriage.
Do something nice for your spouse. Buy some flowers or a little gift, surprise him/her with a card that simply says I love you thank you for putting up with me all these years. Have a date night – go out, have a meal in a favourite restaurant, enjoy each others company. Try to remember why you were attracted to your spouse in the first place.
Treat him/her to something they really like – I know my husband loves cricket and rugby! if you can afford it buy him and his buddy two tickets to watch their favourite teams.
Reality check! I realized that there were people worse off than me, if I really took the time to bother looking, instead of focusing on myself, my needs, my cares, my worries, my boring monotonous life.
Life is not fair sometimes – but if you can make the best of it – then you end up being the winner.
No one would want to be around you, if you only grouched all day about what you didn’t have, rather look at the bright side of things. Get out there – DO SOMETHING!
You will turn around and tell me – I don’t have the money to spare nor the time. You don’t need money for some of the things I suggested earlier and of course if you love yourself, you will find the time to make it happen. Come what may!
Don’t make excuses – the bottom line is – life is too precious to sit idle – hating the situation you are in.
Its only you who can change your life! Take hold of it now before it drags you down.
“Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38
Can you just imagine what that means – it doesn’t mean that it stops at just about what you can handle – no it means overflowing abundance that you won’t have room to contain it.
Trust Gods word – He is not a liar. If He says, He will do as He says! You can count on it!
If you are a cynic like I used to be, you may very well say, I have been giving and giving and giving but I don’t get anything in return.
Is that really true? Think about it for a minute. If you give of your time, your money, your belongings, sooner or later God will honour you. Good comes back to you- that’s the law of attraction – what you give you get back! Sometimes more than you ever hoped for!
I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread. Psalm 37:25 (ESV)
Stop being rut minded and start moving towards living your life to the fullest.