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Have you ever felt like you are stuck in a rut at some point in your life? It could take on different forms – like being bored of your routine, a job, or having this deep desire to escape to a place and make some big changes in your life. While being trapped in a proverbial hole can be a great learning experience, it could also put a halt to a lot of things in your life including pursuing the things you want to accomplish. And as some wise men have said or suggested many times, you become what you think about most of the time and dwelling on unhelpful thoughts can trap you in a cycle of thinking without doing. Here are some signs that it may be time to get out of the rut.

Weighed down by the sameness. You begin to feel like you are caught in a seemingly endless cycle of sameness. Life has become dull, repetitive, and unexciting. Your attempts to change things end up with the same results. You begin to feel like a hamster spending its day running in its wheel without getting anywhere.

More bad than good. Nothing seems to be going right regardless of how much you try. Things that should be easy become extremely difficult to accomplish. You feel disconnected, unengaged, and generally out of sync with what is happening around you.

Things feel harder and more difficult to deal with. Another sign that it is time to get unstuck is when life begins to feel more of a struggle. You can only find fulfillment in your days if you keep growing, moving forward, and embracing changes as they come.

Out of the Rut