Post # 1
I’ve been stuck in a rut lately.
I live in Alaska and it’s getting colder and darker each day, so that doesn’t help either.
I’m going to schedule a haircut for this weekend and I also ordered an elliptical for the house so I can get some exercise! (I sit 8 hours a day at work.)
So, bees, what do you do to get out of a rut? I need some advice! 🙂
Post # 3
I’m a naturally impulsive person, it’s really the only way to combat the predictability of my professional life…anyway, Mr. 99 is like clockwork too, so I always have to shake him out of his “sleep walking”, that’s how I refer to regimented people on auto-pilot.
The things I do when it starts to all feel the same is plan a dinner party, a road trip or even just a day at the spa…I’ll jump into learning about something new, playing the cello, sign language or belly dancing. Strike out with Mr. 99 on a quest to meet new people and learn new things, I realize that with your geographic location, that may not be the easiest thing in the world…but then again, there’s all kinds of awesome things to do there that you can’t do anywhere else!
Glacier tours, mega deep sea fishing, there’s some pretty amazing things in Alaska, and I understand with the darkness that’s gotta get a little hard….buy some flashlights and play hide and seek with your SO in the house! Make a blanket fort, watch some scary movies, try hydroponic gardening…whatever!
The point is, people are not meant to do the same things in the same order every day, shake it up and don’t be afraid, there’s no wrong answer, just fun!
Post # 4
I actually get my butt in gear and exercise in some form or another. I’m not a big gym/workout person, but it does get me up and moving and out of my rut. 🙂
Post # 5
@Nona99: I always love reading your responses. And the hide and seek with flash lights sounds like fun!
Post # 6
@Janaic88: It is REALLY fun…until someone (usually me) gets hurt…then it’s funny but we need ice.
Post # 7
@Nona99: I love your idea!
And Alaska normally is really exciting, but during the winter, when it never gets above 0 degrees for months, it’s really hard to do anything but stay inside.
Post # 8
I hear you!!! I live pretty far north in Canada and its dark and cold and I’m just depressed from now until April. I always wonder if those SAD lights work.
I read alot, sit by the fire, and cook. We snuggle up and watch alot of movies. Winter holidays are a must. I find having a routine keeps me going, then I’m forced to get out of the house.
Post # 9
I’ve been trying to get out of a rut, myself. I’ve recently started trying to do as many of the fun crafts on Pinterest as I can (I usually just admire, bookmark, then forget about it! lol), and reorganizing my house. Something about having some new decor makes me feel refreshed.
(I’ve also been trying to do at least 1 activity/day- take my LO to a kids’ activity downtown, to story time, I’m signing up for a book club, etc…it’s really hard to find meet ups out here- in MT- so I’m guessing it’s similar, if not harder in Alaska!)