At first it was irritating. I didn't know what to do. I had the same routine: get up, get the kids ready for school, drop them off, come home, clean the house, shower, make lunch, pick up the kids from school, feed them, help them with their homework/take them to their sports practices, come home, make dinner, clean up/do laundry, sleep and start all over the next day. It almost felt like my day was wasting away. It started off as a couple days, then weeks and then months. I was losing myself and had to do something! Being in a rut is depressing, annoying and can drag you down. It has a way of slowing you down without you even realizing it but thanks to Dee Gallemore here are some ways to overcoming it.
Rut-Buster #1: If you’re a stay-at-home mom (or dad) then change your routine throughout the day, don’t always do the same chore at the same time, shake up the way you do your housework, prepare meals, what you wear . . .
Rut-Buster #2: De-clutter your home or work area; it is surprising how being surrounded by clutter can get you down.
Rut-Buster #3: Shake up meal times by having something different, you can either try a different recipe or order different take out, try foods from different cultures.
Rut-Buster #4: Make small changes around the home or work area.
Rut-Buster #5: Take up a new hobby, make sure that you give yourself some times throughout the day to just enjoy something you like doing.