Stuck in a Rut? Here's How I Change Things Up When Life Gets Boring

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Routine can be good, but if life has become a little predictable you might notice yourself starting to feel bored. When you do the same thing day in, day out, it’s only a matter of time until everything becomes uninspiring and you end up in a rut. Sound familiar? Most of us will feel this way at one time or another, luckily just a few changes can make things interesting again. Here are some of the ways I like to make changes when life gets a little boring. 

I Makeover My Style
It seems silly, but changing up the way you look (even a little) can really give you your zest for life back. If you've been feeling insecure and lacking in confidence, changing your style can bring that back which can affect the way you feel and live your life. There are lots of ways to makeover your style, try a new hair colour or have it cut. Just add a fringe if you can't commit to losing length all over! I always find that just having my roots touched up and buying some new hair extensions gives me a huge confidence boost. Try a different style of makeup, there are loads of tutorials online and if you don't like the result- just wash it off! Experiment with fake tan, bold lipstick colours and fake eyelashes. Treat yourself to some new clothes that are a little different to what you'd usually pick. If you're bored of your style and have been doing the same old thing for years- try stepping out of your comfort zone! 

I Revamp My Home
Have a look around your home, does it leave you feeling stressed or dissatisfied? Maybe you have half finished renovations, repairs that need sorting or the decor is tired. It could be clutter and lack of organisation that's the problem. Whatever it is, clear out the old and make way for the new. You could paint the walls to freshen and brighten up your rooms. You could replace the soft furnishings and bring in a new colour. Being happy in your home and being able to enjoy your surroundings is really important. I love scouring bargain stores like Ikea, TK Maxx, Primark's home section and Matalan to find new, inexpensive pieces to revive the rooms when I start feeling tired of the decor. If the problem spans deeper than just a cosmetic fix, perhaps you don't like the area or the rent is too high- why not consider moving? It's a huge decision but could be the best one you've ever made. Nothing gives you a fresh start better than a new property, I found that after I moved house I was motivated to sort pretty much all areas of my life. Check out Rightmove or Zoopla to see what's out there- or ask your local estate agent if they could help you sell your home or find another one to rent.

I Study Something New
Education these days is far more accessible to all. You don't need to go back to uni full time to study another degree or a masters, and you don't even need to spend that much money. There are so many companies online that offer things like online diplomas and certification in just about any area you can think of. I've personally done a few of these courses to give my CV a boost, and they've all been great and really helped me expand my knowledge. Whether it's just for self development purposes or you’re unhappy at work and want to get a new job, study is a great option. It gives you something to focus on and something productive to do in your free time, which is exactly what you need when you're in a rut.

 Life is all about adventure and change, not spending everyday living in the same way as you have the day before, and the day before that. Make the most of your time by finding ways to make it more exciting and enjoyable. 

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