Monday, September 12, 2011

how do you...?

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Answer me this: When you are in a rut, how do you pull yourself out of it?

Do you pray?
Do you distract yourself?
Do you meditate and work through it in your mind?
Do you wait it out?
Do you make a list and take action?
Do you talk it through with friends?
Do you hold it all inside?
Do you blog about it?
Do you read inspirational works?
Do you listen to uplifting music?

Humor me. How do you pull yourself out of a rut?

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Hilary said...

I do all of the above and then drive to Los Angeles for a 2 minute audition. ;)

Julia Wade said...

I think I'm an internal muller. lol I think I just let whatever it is mull around subconsciously in my brain for whatever length of time it needs and then I act quickly with what I decide, and move forward. Hope that makes some sense.

Tamra said...

I'm pretty horrid and tend to pray less, which I'm sure doesn't help. I usually try to wait it out by living as normally as possible, even if I don't want to. I don't focus on it too much, and I just "let it be." Usually after a few days I feel back to normal again. Once it took months for that to work, but it did!

Kim said...

all of the above:) But, I probably talk it through a lot with Rich or my good friend or sister. I try to identify things that are out of my control and things that are within my control and focus on the latter. When I feel about to freak out:) I listen to a guided imagery or affirmations or something similar like these:
They kind of help me get back to a good place where I can think more clearly.

Jenni said...

I do some of those things, but I also like to make some sort of change in my life. Pick up a new hobby. Revisit a former one. Change up my routine. Something along those lines. It works pretty well for me.

Molly said...

Hilary--Hilarious. I will keep that in mind next time.

Julia--Absolutely makes sense.

Tamra--I forget to pray, too. Funny how we tend to forget that when it would probably help.

Kim--Good idea to identify the things that are our of your control. I'll have to check out those affirmations. They sound interesting.

Jenni--Change and distraction are a good way to pull ourselves out of a rut. I need to make more time for old hobbies.

Veronica Cleverly said...

Talk, talk, talk, talk, talk. Mostly to Josh and sometimes to really good friends. Pray. Then I focus on other things or try something new. It must work because because from the other comments other people do similar things.

Emma and Dan said...

First I talk to a friend/Dan about it, then I remember to pray about it, mull it over, and finally I make a list so that I can start to take action.

LJ, DC and ML said...

I've been waiting to comment until I could read everyone else's great ideas. :) I love Jenni's idea to pick up a new or old hobby. I'd never even thought of that.

Two more to add to the list. . . I read and/or head to Oaktown for a little temple sesh. I drown out the bad with something good that is outside of myself. But mostly I wallow and gab, gab, gab. :) And some sunshine, food and a nap helps.

Molly said...

V and Emma-- Agreed. Sounds like a lot of people do the same stuff.

Lenessa-- The temple is a great suggestion. Can't forget the temple!