are you in a rut? how do you know and how do you get out?

United States
January 27, 2007 12:25am CST
do you feel like your life in a rut? If you do what are your plans to change things, when did you notice it?
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@shobasvk (788)
• Malaysia
27 Jan 07
I do feel sometimes life is so dull..And when i get too emotional,i started to burst into tears..Then i try to console myself that life would be great if i cut all the disappointments and try to work for something which really change my life and future.Nobody is perfect in life..then i be back to my normal.If not me decide my future,no one can help me.
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• United States
29 Jan 07
They say its normal to hit spots to make new ideals or dreams come true. Its probaly a spot we all find ourselves in some time in life.
@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
28 Jan 07
I do feel like my life is in a rut. I have allowed my children to run my life for the last year or more. I have to take back my life. For example, tonight I went to bingo. My daughter wanted to go out and she wanted me and my husband to babysit. I told her to bring the baby over closer to bed time because I would be gone and he wouldn't have to worry about changing diapers. She said why do you have to go to bingo, you went last night. For once I stood up for myself and told her it was none of her business when I went to bingo and not to mention it again.
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• United States
29 Jan 07
Sometimes we are so available , we are too available . I can understand what you mean, when they hear the word no its almost shocking to them.
@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
27 Jan 07
I always need something to look forward to so that I don't get stuck into a rut, it is so easy to fall into this trap as I do very often, I find that there is no way out and I tend to feel sorry for myself, it especially happens in the Winter months. I go to the gym a lot to release my frustrations which helps a lot, it gets me out, I meet people and feel a whole letter better. I am not working at the moment and I am trying hard to get a job but keep facing disappointments, so it is easy to fall into a rut each time if I didn't have the gym to go to or something to look forward to.
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• United States
27 Jan 07
I think we all hit places that are like being in ruts. Its just good to recogonize it and then do whatever we can to get out. It sounds like you see it and do something about it. Thats a good decision and winter is harder on people. It is alot more restrictive on the outside things but we have to be more creative....
@catherIN (430)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I find I feel like I'm in a rut when I don't keep myself in check. I have trouble if I try to schedule myself to rigid. But, have found that I need to at least organize enough that I know the direction that I'm heading. I need to keep rechecking to make sure what I'm doing is working.If it isn't I have to rework things. Otherwise, my life feels overwhelming and I feel stuck.
• United States
29 Jan 07
I think its good to look at everything and ask is it working. I think it how to know when to make changea and its like a guide for us to follow.
• United States
27 Jan 07
I have never ever felt my life is in a rut. There is always something new to see, do or try. Even if it is just a new recipe, educate myself on an interesting topic, volunteer with the - activities department in a nursing home, animal shelter, read to children at the local library. For me the problem is too much to do and not enough hours in a day to do them all.
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• United States
29 Jan 07
Oh now thats so true. I have the lists and just need more time. It is the biggest effort and miracle to make the time work out for all these ideals.
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
27 Jan 07
What is easiest for me is to go back and review my list of goals and choices. I have a list of all the things I want in my life. If I am in a rut, I go back and review my list and then think about ways to work toward my goals. There are always new ways to look at things and new discoveries to be made.
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