When you’re stuck in a rut, it can completely shut your creativity down, causing loss of productivity. There’s a solution, but it solely relies on YOU! In a nutshell, you have to “take the bull by the horn” – if you will. If you don’t correct this now, it’s only going to get worse. When we are stuck in a place that we call a “rut” – we can easily loose focus of what’s important in our lives, and allow laziness and apathy to set in. That’s when it get’s real bad. Below are a few idea starters to help you “kick start things” and pull yourself out of a funk.
– For one week, drive to work a different way – everyday. You may ask – why? Because you need to break your routine. Driving in unfamiliar areas causes you to think. You’ll notice different buildings, neighborhoods etc. This stimulates your brian, causing you to move beyond that place you are right now.
– This one’s gonna make you laugh. Go to a party supply store and read the greeting cards and browse their joke section. Laughter is one of God’s natural medicines! When you’re in an environment like this, you have permission to “LOL” without anyone caring, because they expecting it!
– Get out of your box and order something different at the restaurant. You’ll be surprised at what you’ll learn. You’re activating different points of thought and sensations in your brain when searching a menu and trying different foods.
Are the above items going to cause you to come out of depression if you’re depressed? Probably not. But I don’t believe most people are really depressed. I believe they are really in a rut and you’d be surprised at out how pushing yourself out of your comfort zone will cuase you to feel much better, and regain creativity, which will give you ideas and make you feel VERY productive.