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How To Get Out of A Rut

Well hello friends! Long time no chat. As you can see as the title of this post, I was in a very long rut and finally just realized I needed to snap out of it. I have been powering through work the past couple of months and focusing all my attention on work, friends, and family. It has been a hot second since I’ve posted anything on here and I apologize if you’ve been a weekly reader of mine. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve viewed this website as a platform to share my life and what I love with y’all. I made a promise to myself that I would never post for the sake of posting and I had to stay true to myself and what inspired me. I want to share the best content that I can and when I was in a rut that simply just wasn’t going to happen.

Let me tell you, work has been pretty tiring and has consumed a majority of my time. I was working on a bunch of projects and continuing trying to make a name for myself since I started in this role only a couple of months ago. If you follow me on instagram you will know that I had a bunch of visitors in the month of May and June (still can’t believe it is almost July). I’ve had such a great time catching up with new and old friends. I made it clear on ALL social media that I attended the Veuve Cliquot Polo Classic and loved every single minute of it.

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Now, let me get to the topic of this post. How on earth do you get out of a rut? I think the hardest part is realizing that you are indeed in a rut in the first place. To me that was the hardest part. Without further ado, let’s get into it friends.

  1. Switch up your routine. Okay, hear me out on this one. It is sometimes impossible to do because we all have jobs, school, or something that consumes a majority of our day. But for me, I was in a solid routine that was almost too established. I found myself making my smoothie right after I took a shower, but I couldn’t eat the smoothie yet because I always eat it after I do my hair..but I was really hungry but I still didn’t let myself eat it until later. Like Elle, that is NOT normal girlfriend. **wakeup call**. I’ve learned to be more flexible and switch up the things that I do every day.
  2. Do not go on your phone 30 mins before bed. This is really hard for me because I always have been the girl to look at my phone (Instagram, Twitter, you name it) before hitting the hay. Again… being stuck in a routine. Find something to clear your head better. I’ve turned to reading 30 mins before bed and I’ve actually had better night sleep since!
  3. Work on small tasks and live in the moment. Again, another tough one. I’ve always been the person to look at the “big picture”. Don’t get me wrong, I still do this but it is important to focus on some minor things because in the end they really do add up. Start tackling the minor tasks that you think may be too easy or small to tackle so you just push it off to later. Turns out, you might not come back to it later so might as well just get it over with now. #GSD
  4. Forget about trying to be perfect. Yes, I am a perfectionist and it kills me. I’ve always been so hard on myself when it comes to everything. It is one of my biggest weaknesses. When I fail, I fail and make myself mad over it. It really is not healthy but I’ve gotten so much better. If I make a mistake, it will always be a new learning for me and it has made me a better person.

 

If you’re still with me, you’re awesome. I know this post was long but I clearly had a lot to say. Have you ever been in a rut before? What do you do to get out of it! Again, thanks for reading along and keeping patient with me and my inconsistent posting! Y’all are the best.

XO Elle

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