Getting Out of a Rut

So, I have a pretty positive disposition on life. Basically, any day that I get to kiss dogs and drink iced coffee are good days in my book (#lowstandards). But sometimes, I get into these little ruts where I’m just not feeling like myself. 99% of the time I can pinpoint exactly what is throwing off my vibe and I pop myself out of it pretty quickly. If I start to feel off, I try to unwind and relax the feeling away. I’ll go for a long drive and open the windows and put on some classic sing-a-longs (I’m looking at you, Whit), or I’ll take my baby puppy children for a walk by the water or I’ll go get drunk with my best friend (you know, healthy coping mechanisms). Sometimes I’ll just spend the day with my sister and “run errands” – aka make her chauffeur me around to a bunch of different places that I “need” to go for absolutely no reason. Sometimes I’ll lay in bed and watch Property Brothers for 5 hours straight. The point is, I do what I feel like doing and then I’m back to myself.

What happens if you are in a more serious rut, though? Like, what if, say, you hate your job? Or you are in a bad relationship that you feel stuck in? Or you just feel super complacent about where your life is going? I haven’t been in all of these situations, but I’ve been in some, and it is easy to feel overwhelmed by feeling stuck. I’m not an expert, but in my experience, the only way to change feeling stuck is by moving. Much easier sad than done, am I right? I mean, honestly, how scary is it to make a huge life change? I’m pretty adaptable. I can go with the flow and not get too frazzled about it. But even I am wary about making huge changes in my life. I’m comfortable where I am. Or, at least, I was for a long time. I’ve been thinking a lot lately, and I’ve realized that I don’t just want to make a change in my life anymore – I need to. I need to get out of my comfort zone and meet new people and see new things. My little rut-fixers just aren’t doing it for me anymore. And, as scary as that is, I think that is what needs to happen to move into the next chapter of life.

Basically, what I’m saying in this post is that we all have our things. Some of them are small and some of them are big and some of them feel really big, but actually don’t matter in the long run. Different things work for different personalities. I think a change is just what this girl needs to be the next, better version of myself. TDB on next steps..

With love & lilies,

Lauren

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