How do you get out of a rut? When you’re stuck at home, with children or without your brain (or BOTH), how do you get back into a groove and find your way? This episode is for anyone that feels anxious, stressed out, overwhelmed, or unable to complete a to-do list. I’m taking the view that it’s time to learn and adapt to our situation, and figure out the best strategies for us as individuals and how we get through this.
For me, some quick wins for getting out of a rut include:
- Taking a shower (or just washing my face).
- Brushing my teeth.
- Short stints of exercise—like five minutes or less, or even one downward facing dog.
- Reading a book until I feel clear again.
- Calling a friend, or texting a friend.
- Small cues, like a scented candle or perfume.
In this episode, I’ll talk about how to get started again even if the day is bananas, and how to get started on a project, crappily, if it’s been a while since you’ve made anything. In short? Creativity is a huge boon, and if you can pick something super small and do it four times, you’ll feel better soon.
If you want to leave a voice note response to this episode, go to anchor.fm/sarahkpeck and leave a note. Or leave a comment down below and let me know what YOU do to get out of a rut.