How Do You Get Out of a Life Rut?

Lately I’ve felt like things are just not coming together for me. Like, despite my best efforts, time has stopped and all of my actions have ceased to ignite a reaction. I am ineffective. No one loves me. I’m not a special unicorn. I don’t even have money to shop away my sorrows. Basically everything is terrible and I just want to go cry in the shower. #FirstWorldProblems galore up in here.

If I were to play psychiatrist with myself, I’d say I’m stuck in a classic life rut. Intellectually, I know things will get better, that something good is bound to happen, that I just need to give it time. (Blah blah blah.) But right now? Right now I’m stuck feeling sorry for myself.

Have you guys ever fallen knee-deep in a life rut? What have you done to shake this crappy feeling? I can’t figure it out and could use a little help.

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    1. gabbylex says:

      Go out and do something new. The best way I've found to get out of a rut is to get rid of all the things that got you stuck there. Read new books, meet new people, take a new route to work, try new foods. I know how easy it is to feel sorry for yourself, but you can't let that win! Fill your life with so much activity that you have no time to feel sorry! I hope you get out of your rut. Better days will come, I promise. Xoxo

      1. This is really the best advice around! It’s truly all about finding little distractions that bring you happiness and sticking it out with a positive attitude:)

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