20 Ways To Get Out Of A Rut


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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    • hayleyxmartin
      July 31, 2017 / 8:17 pm

      thank you! xx

  1. July 31, 2017 / 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 / 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

  2. July 31, 2017 / 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 / 8:28 pm

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

    • hayleyxmartin
      July 31, 2017 / 8:40 pm

      Thank You!!! xx

  3. July 31, 2017 / 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 / 8:45 pm

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

  4. July 31, 2017 / 9:18 pm

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

    • hayleyxmartin
      July 31, 2017 / 9:33 pm

      Thank you, hope they help! xxx

  5. July 31, 2017 / 9:26 pm

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

    • hayleyxmartin
      July 31, 2017 / 9:33 pm

      Thanks!! xx

    • hayleyxmartin
      August 3, 2017 / 5:13 pm

      Love a bubble bar!! So relaxing xx

    • hayleyxmartin
      August 3, 2017 / 5:14 pm

      Thanks for reading Heather, glad you enjoyed it! xx

  6. August 4, 2017 / 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 / 9:57 am

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

  7. August 6, 2017 / 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 / 4:19 pm

      I agree Julia! Thanks for reading xx

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