Emotional Wellbeing


Self Improvement

Mandy Kloppers

Get out of your life rut



There are many ways to get out of your life rut. When you feel stuck remember that this is a feeling, not  a fact. How have you been thinking about the problem? Are you focusing on how you are stuck and all the negatives or are you focusing on empowering thoughts that help you to feel that it is possible to break free? Switch your slant on the problem and new solutions will present themselves. When we are stuck in a rut, more often than not, our thinking is stuck in a rut too. A stuck record of negative inner talk that keeps us feeling powerless. When we feel stuck it is a sign that one of our needs is not being met. In all likelihood, you need to explore a bit more…

Leave the past behind

Yesterday is over, you may have made mistakes. You might have embarrassed yourself or let yourself down but it is done now. Instead of mentally reliving something that you have no way of changing, focus on the present moment. The power is in now, not the past. So no matter what has happened. Focus on resolution – what can be done now?

Figure out what is stopping you

What exactly is stopping you from taking the next step to escape your life rut? Do you even know the steps that need to be taken to move you from your place of powerlessness to a place where you feel as if you are back on track? What is your excuse? Is it valid or is it nothing more than a way to justify your lack of action? Focus on the gains and the exciting possibilities that may emerge when you start making the moves to get out of that rut.

Stay true to yourself – be centered

Ignore the mutterings and opinions of others. The more you listen to others, the more likely you are to live a life that is less than authentic.  What would make you happy? Why aren’t you chasing after it? If you can’t do it now can you at least begin preparing for it? There are many ways to begin the process of becoming unstuck, it doesn’t have to be all or nothing.

Believe that you are much stronger than you know. Believe that you will be able to face whatever comes your way. Consider how far you have come already and ways that you have managed to escape former life ruts such as a dead-end relationship or a job that had no prospects…any change for that matter counts. Believe that you can get out of your life rut. One thing at a time. Anything is possible. A life rut can be overcome.

Mandy X

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it with serenity and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” – Emerson