6 Steps to Getting Yourself out of a Rut

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Step 1: Define Your Problem

The first step to getting over an addiction is to accept that you have a problem. This is similar except you know you have a problem but can’t pinpoint what it is.

Step 2: Write it Out

There are a great many people who advocate the power of writing things down. I think they’re right. There’s a reason we still have whiteboards in offices to brainstorm problems.

Step 3: Review and Update your Goals

Maybe you’re not stuck in a rut at all. Maybe you feel like you haven’t been productive or haven’t achieved what your wanted because you set the wrong goals.

Step 4: Revise your Game Plan

At the moment your plan isn’t working which is why you feel like you’re stuck in a rut.

Step 5: Take a Break

Burn out is a very real thing. Sometimes the reason you’re stuck in a rut is because you’re simply exhausted. Your mind has hit a roadblock, and everything is fuzzy.

Step 6: Power Through

There’s no sage advice or magic potion here. When you’re stuck in a rut, you may just have to power through.

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