Three Simple Steps To Get Out of Your Health Rut

Monday, March 13, 2017


Is your health going downhill fast? If you feel like you are nowhere near as healthy, both mentally and physically, as you would like to be but can’t seem to make changes and stick to them, then you’re probably in a rut. You may be desperate to make changes, but for some reason, you just can’t seem to actually make them. Don’t worry; you’re not alone - at one point or another, it happens to us all. When you’re in a rut, it can seem almost impossible to get out of it, but the fact is it’s not, it’s just a case of taking the right steps, that’s all.

Write Down Some Goals
The first step is getting out of a rut with your health is to write down what changes you are going to make. The chances are that you know what you want to change, it’s just a case of actually doing it, so writing down your goals should be fairly easy. Once you’ve written then down, pin them up somewhere that you will see them constantly, to motivate yourself to meet those goals. You could also post a photo of your goals on social media or share it with friends or family so that you are more likely to hold yourself accountable in terms of meeting your goals. Whether they are drinking less alcohol as you’ve been getting too drunk too often or are eating less junk food and exercising more, it doesn’t matter, what’s important is you get out of the rut that you’re in and meet your goals. 

Consider Getting Help 
Is your health going downhill fast? If you feel like you are nowhere near as healthy, both mentally and physically, as you would like to be but can’t seem to make changes and stick to them, then you’re probably in a rut. You may be desperate to make changes, but for some reason, you just can’t seem to actually make them. Don’t worry; you’re not alone - at one point or another, it happens to us all. When you’re in a rut, it can seem almost impossible to get out of it, but the fact is it’s not, it’s just a case of taking the right steps, that’s all. If you’re in a health rut and don’t think that you can get out of it alone, there’s no shame in getting help. Say, for instance, you are smoking like mad and want to quit but can’t seem to muster the strength, seeing a doctor for a referral to a specialist stopping smoking support group could be the answer. Or, say, for example, you’re drinking too much but just can’t seem to stop, then perhaps talking to a therapist at an alcohol rehabilitation center could help. A lot of people don’t like to get help because they’re embarrassed or ashamed that they’re overweight, smoke a lot, drink too much, or have a mental health problem, but surely if it helps it’s worth it, isn’t it?

Find ways to Stay Motivated 
Once you’ve started to make changes, such as swapping to vaping if you were a smoker, drinking less alcohol or quitting drinking altogether, or eating a cleaner and more balanced diet, you need to find ways to stay motivated, something which can be difficult to do. However, there are simple steps you can make to make it easier to stay on track, such as telling others what you’re doing, sharing updates on social media about your progress, and giving yourself a deadline. When it comes to motivation, it’s something that you have to find for yourself, but to help you there are plenty of ideas and suggestions online. 

It can be hard to get out of a rut, especially when it’s a health rut. However, the ideas and suggestions above should make the process a little easier (and less stressful) for you. 

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