We can all find ourselves in that rut. The rut can come in all shapes and sizes. It can look like a routine that has zero excitement and 100% consistency. It can look like constant tiredness. It can look like a brick wall we keep running into, metaphorically or literally. We can find ourselves stuck and stuck can look different for everyone of us, but restlessness, frustration and hopelessness are things we can all understand. What do you do when you’re stuck? The truth is the hopelessness can start to feel comfortable and it takes a lot of energy and effort to get your brain to think and do something different, but if want to stop running into the brick wall, we gotta find the courage and the strength. Our intent is to consider something new!
You ready for that? Here are 3 things to help you do the same:
- This challenge from Matt Cutts to do something new for 30 days
Where do you start if you want to do something different? Matt Cutts, an engineer at Google, shares his growth from instituting a series of 30-day challenges in his life. Going from small habits to hiking Kilimanjaro, Matt says you’re just a decision away from starting something amazing.
- These 6 reasons you should be afraid to start something new, from Bustle
What is the cost of risking something brand new? It actually may be the less expensive than staying in your rut. It can be legitimately scary to adventure out, but we loved these 6 simple reasons why considering a different venture might be just what you needed, regardless of the chance of failure.
- These 50 way to be open to new possibilities and some practices you can start, from Tiny Buddha
Need help figuring out a new route? In fairness, if you knew of a better path sooner, you might’ve taken it already, right? There is no shame in getting a little help with your jumpstart. We love these ideas for kicking off something new and challenging old patterns, thoughts and beliefs. Some may you keep. Some may not work for you. All of that is okay. The point is that you didn’t stay stuck. You considered and evaluated and chose what was best for you.