Don’t get stuck in a rut!

Updated: Jan 24, 2019

One small positive thought can change your whole day. Zig Ziglar

In a Rut- In a settled or established habit or course of action, especially a boring one.

It happens to all of us. We get comfortable, we don’t like change, but sometimes we need to take a step back and reevaluate what the underline reason we are stuck. What brought us here? When did things change? How is this affecting me? Positive and negative. I was stuck in a rut, but I’m making changes in my life to get out and be a happier woman.

Set Goals to get out -

For me this is very difficult as right now I don’t drive due to the medication and random pain spikes. I try to combat these obstacles by simply walking out on my back deck and spending time outside in the fresh air and sun. Sometimes I struggle with just that, my depression at times has me locked to the couch. Matt and I talked a couple weeks ago about getting me out, and not just to doctors’ appointments. This past weekend we drove just five minutes away from our house and found the most beautiful places to explore. It was just three of us this time, but this Sunday is supposed to be gorgeous and all four of us are going to explore even more!

You may feel alone but you are not-

There are many times that I feel alone. Matt works a lot with long hours, and the kids are only here part time (we are a blended family). I talk to my animals all day, man if these guys could talk, they’d probably yell at me to shut up lol. My friends have been so wonderful about coming to visit and those times my spirits are lifted so much. One reason I decided to start this blog was to feel connected to the outside world again. I am still apart of it an I need to remember that.

Hygiene –

I have at times gone 7 or 8 days without a shower. Yes, I am very aware of gross that is. Honestly, I’d probably have gone longer but I started to smell myself. Again, yes gross. I had finally gotten to a point where I was so depressed that I simply didn’t care. I never went out, I never saw anyone except my family so figured what’s the point. I saw myself in the mirror and how I was losing who I was. I used to be so active, at the gym every day. Now I run out of breath just walking from my living room to the bathroom. I would brush my once beautiful hair and watch it come out in clumps. My cheeks have become sunken in and all my clothes even my underwear no longer fit. I just longer cared.

Finally, I knew I had to make a change. I made it a point to start taking care of myself. I’ve always believed if you look good you feel good. For Christmas my oldest Lincoln gave me some bath bombs. I already have to get more. I still struggle sometimes to get up and take care of myself. But I know it’s important not only physically but also emotionally.

These are all just good tips for me. I've seen myself get stuck in this rut, but I'm making changes to get out of it.

I hope everyone has a great week! Only a few more days till the weekend!

Sandra Kellas

Kodi and I out enjoying the day

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