20 Ways To Get Out Of A Rut

July 31, 2017 in Self-Development


We all have those days when we are feeling a little bit down. Sometimes, there isn’t even a real reason for it. I want to share with you my favourite ways to lift my mood and start feeling happy and motivated again. These are all dependent on the situation and how you feel – hence some of these may be conflicting, but I am not suggesting you do them all. You can also use these methods if you just want to feel relaxed and gain a better mindset. I hope this post helps whatever you are going through in your life and you are able to feel happier. I have left my contact details at the bottom of this post if you want someone to talk to.

20 Ways To Get Out Of A Rut

  1. Make Time For Things You Love!
  2. Drink Water
  3. Read A Book
  4. Exercise
  5. Take A Bath – Use A LUSH Bath Bomb
  6. Use A Face Mask
  7. Socialize!
  8. Get An Early Night
  9. Listen To Music
  10. Go For A Walk
  11. Watch A Film
  12. Treat Yourself To Something New
  13. Bake!
  14. Pinterest – Get Inspired
  15. Read A Self Help Book
  16. Plan A Trip
  17. Clean Your House
  18. Go For A Drive
  19. Create New Short & Long Term Goals
  20. Get Your Hair Done – New Cut/Colour

Sometimes a couple of these things work for me and I will start to feel better instantly. Other times it may be that I spread out these things over a longer period of time to get out of a rut. My main advice is to focus on doing the things you really enjoy. If there are things on your mind, make sure you talk to someone about them, don’t let your thoughts build up inside your head. If you need someone to talk to, feel free to send me an email: hayleyxmartinblog@gmail.com

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  • Jessica & James July 31, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    These are some really good tips and very much needed at times!

    Jessica & James | http://www.foodandbaker.co.uk / http://www.foodandbakertravels.co.uk

    • hayleyxmartin July 31, 2017 at 8:17 pm

      thank you! xx

  • Heather July 31, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    I need to take some of these ideas on board, sometimes I become so lazy nothing ever gets done and then I feel down because nothings been done :/

    Heather xox

    • hayleyxmartin July 31, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      I feel you!!! I can get like that too. I think regular exercise makes a huge difference to your mood, you feel amazing once you have done a workout xx

  • sophia tranter July 31, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Going for a walk is one of my favourite things to do ever, not only is it good exercise but its so good to clear your head and get some fresh air. This post will be great for anyone who feels like they need a little pick me up!

    Sophia xo // sophiaaaxo.com

    • hayleyxmartin July 31, 2017 at 8:28 pm

      Any form of exercise does the trick for me, you feel so much better about yourself afterwards. Thanks Sophia! xx

  • Hanney July 31, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    This was a great post and lovely little reminder! xo

    Hanney | http://www.blogabouthanney.com

    • hayleyxmartin July 31, 2017 at 8:40 pm

      Thank You!!! xx

  • Charlotte July 31, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    This is a really great post with some fab tips! I currently have massive post holiday blues and it’s making me feel pretty rubbish, I think some of these techniques will definitely help!

    • hayleyxmartin July 31, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      Awww holiday blues suck!! I hope you feel better soon xx

  • The Cuckoo Mama July 31, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Some really good tips! I definitely need some me time!

    • hayleyxmartin July 31, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      Thank you, hope they help! xxx

  • Momma Review July 31, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    What a great list! Saving this for when I am feeling down! Xo!

    • hayleyxmartin July 31, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      Thanks!! xx

  • Courtney Hardy August 1, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    These are good ideas. All the things you listed make me feel good. I just love using lush bubble bars when I take a bath, it makes the water a really pretty color, and creates lots of bubbles.

    • hayleyxmartin August 3, 2017 at 5:13 pm

      Love a bubble bar!! So relaxing xx

  • Heather Rowland August 3, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    These are brilliant ideas, so helpful for lifting my mood if I’m feeling rubbishy. Thanks for the fab post!

    Heather xx

    • hayleyxmartin August 3, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      Thanks for reading Heather, glad you enjoyed it! xx

  • Pinja August 4, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Such helpful and diverse tips! Setting goals, going for a walk, socialising, and treating myself to something are definitely some of the ways I rely on when I’m not feeling exactly great xx


    • hayleyxmartin August 5, 2017 at 9:57 am

      I’m so glad it was helpful Pinja – Thanks for reading xx

  • Julia August 6, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    These are all great but I have to say number 16 holds a special place in my heart, there’s nothing that makes me feel happier or more inspired than planning a trip 🙂

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • hayleyxmartin August 7, 2017 at 4:19 pm

      I agree Julia! Thanks for reading xx

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