Stuck in a Rut?

Written by on January 8, 2020

Have you ever felt stuck? In a rut? Like you’re just treading water and barely keeping your head above the surface? I spent some of last year feeling exactly that. I felt I was doing the same thing every day and achieving nothing at all. I felt like my photography was same old, same old, my steps into something new were getting me nowhere and life was just same old, same old. I did a couple of key things that helped me out of my rut.

Take a Moment

I took a moment with my coffee (because moments are not as meaningful without coffee) to stop and reflect on the year. I wrote a list of things that I was genuinely thankful for that had happened. I wrote down the progress that I had made in all areas of my life. Do you know what? When I stopped to reflect, it was actually quite a long list. When you are stuck in a rut, it is sometimes hard to see the forest for the trees. It is easy to get caught in the mundane and forget that every step forward is still progress. Even if it feels like it is nothing, it is something to be thankful for.

Say Yes

I  started saying yes. Yes to things that scared the absolute life out of me. Yes to things I felt God leading me into, even when everything in me was screaming to say no. Yes to jobs that took me out of my comfort zone. Yes to photography jobs even though I struggle with confidence and feeling intimidated as it can be so much easier to just say no. I said yes when I felt God leading me to write a blog and yes to creating a website, even though I didn’t have a single clue how to create one.

If you are feeling like you are in a rut, appreciate the small daily steps that are leading you to your dreams. Take time to be thankful for the progress you have made; even if it feels like you are getting nowhere. Say yes to some things that scare the life out of you. Let me know how you go. Hope Images Website – Essential Hope Blogs


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