11 Signs Your In A Rut And How To Get Out
We all get off track at some point.
For self-employed entrepreneurial people it often happens because of burnout. But it can also be because of a personal issue or relationship that’s getting in the way of our focus and success. Being stuck in a rut is often due to the feeling of being overwhelmed.
Today’s environment is unlike any other in our history. We are bombarded non-stop by messages, information and every other form of distraction. It’s not just our smart phones either. Computer monitors, radio programs, TV screens, magazines, billboards, signs and the biggest distraction of them all – the internet.
All of these medians, combined with friends, family and co-workers constantly chattering make it difficult for us to ‘check out’ and get a sense of balance and inner peace as an individual. This can often become overwhelming and can even lead to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. I know because I’ve been there. I have a hunch that psychiatrists have never had more business than they have today.
Most people know when they’re in a rut but it can often sneak up on your too. There are 11 signs listed in the infographic below that leave breadcrumbs for you to know you may be entering a life rut. Some people recognize a rut is disastrous for their business and their personal life and take immediate steps to go in another direction. Others have trouble climbing out because they don’t know the right direction to go in. Worse, some stay in a rut indefinitely until their lives collapse around them. They simply give up. They’ve accepted this fate or called it ‘bad luck’ and often blame their predicament on other people in their lives which further exasperate their condition.
If you find yourself in a rut you must first recognize it and then push out. You must take your entire life in a different direction and that includes little daily things that are different than what go you to your current place.
Take a look at the infographic below by NetCredit and learn how to recognize the signs of being in a rut and how to escape: