Stuck in a Rut

There’s too much to do… Your hair is in some resemblance of a bun for the sixth day in a row. Your lovely child is screaming their head off because they want you to hold them 24/7. The dishes are piled so high you’d rather just throw them away then clean them. These are the things that get us stuck in a rut.

Being Stuck

When I’m stuck in this rut, just trying to keep my head above water, it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Sometimes I ask myself is this what I am living for? There is so much to catch up on that I don’t even take time to take care of myself. Then, I am so stuck on catching up that I feel like I can’t get out of the rut.

So here’s what I did about it…

At first I played the victim stance. I blamed other people for my own doings, and let my stress get to me day after day. For the last three weeks, I’ve been not supporting my husband, crying everyday, and complaining about how my life is not in order.

Simplify to Amplify

Then I heard something, from Marie Forleo the other day on social media. She said “simplify to amplify.” For some reason that is what I needed to hear, because starting right then I got a hold of myself. The next morning I made an organized list of the things I needed to get done. I started saying no in order to take care of myself. And, I put a sign on my door to get some space from everyone.

When there is too much to do, PRIORITIZE! I know it seems simple and easy. When you are in the middle of it, and going crazy you don’t even think sometimes. Once I just stopped and thought about all the things that need done, I started prioritizing what was really important. It became less daunting and more doable for me.

This week I’ve been able to finally catch up on my house work, and get a few things on my list completed, which feels so good. After three weeks of being stuck in a rut, I’m finally out of it. Feeling back to normal, and feeling content, and being present with my family.

You are worth so much more than a rut!

We all get stuck in a rut sometimes, when things aren’t going according to plan, or you feel lost or depressed. There’s lots of reasons to get stuck in a rut, but there’s lots of reasons to get out of a rut too. Don’t lose yourself in the rut, because YOU are worth so much more than a rut. Live up to your potential, prioritize, and be true to you.