How to Get Out of a Rut

So, you’re in a rut.

The dishes have piled up. Your work lays unfinished in a pile on your desk. You haven’t been to the gym in days or even weeks. You spend your time watching tv, or TikTok, or playing video games all day. Somehow, you’ve managed to wake up on the wrong side of the bed every morning. You lack energy, motivation. You can’t even remember why you used to be so productive in the first place.

What’s worse, the thought of picking yourself up by the bootstraps and getting back on top of things fills you with dread. You don’t want to clean your room. Lying on the couch all day is a much more enjoyable pastime. Catching up on work sounds like a huge burden. And the further you slide into this rut, the harder it is to come back out of it.

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How to Keep Going (Even When You Don’t See Any Results)

How to Keep Going (Even When You Don’t See Any Results)

Have you ever had a goal that no matter how hard you worked or how many hours you dedicated or how many affirmations you chanted, just didn’t seem to make any progress? Despite all your best effort, it felt like you were running on a treadmill — working hard but not going anywhere. 

When I decided to take my career to the next level and become a freelancer, I encountered this problem. Even though I was putting in countless hours every week, I just wasn’t getting any clients. At the time, I didn’t even know the first thing about business or marketing or how to sell my services. The only thing I actually knew how to do was the service I was trying to get clients for.

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How to Make Yourself Study When You Don’t Have Any Motivation

How to Make Yourself Study When You Don't Have Any Motivation

There’s probably nothing more frustrating than knowing an exam is on the horizon, knowing you need to study for it, and completely lacking any motivation to actually sit down and get started.

Studying is one of those things that’s easy to lose motivation for. It can seem overwhelming, impossible, and never-ending. “Studying” as an idea is so amorphous it easily causes panic, fear, and even total shut down. 

But regaining motivation for studying isn’t impossible. And there are several ways to make sure your studying is stress-free, structured, manageable, and even fun. Let’s break some of them down:

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