Ever recognized a feeling of being stuck? You’re not alone.
Every once in a while, we find ourselves getting stuck in our work and no matter what we do, ideas just won’t come. The job might be the problem, the environment perhaps or maybe you?
If you are currently in this situation, we have some tips so you can get out of that rut.
Know Why You’re Stuck
Determine the cause on what made you stuck so you will know how to approach your work in a different way. It could be your personal life interfering with your work. You may be working too much to the point of burnout. Or, you might be juggling deadlines in your beading business. So, if your work is affected because of your personal life, address the issues and make little changes in your daily routine.
If you’re self-employed, you need to take control of your schedule. Take breaks in between working hours and make time to decompress on weekends like doing things you love– have dinner with friends, coffee with your buddies or engage in sports. You need to set a proper schedule and stick to it so you won’t be overworked. If you feel stuck, that is obviously a sign that you need a vacation. In this way, you will be excited to get back to work once you’re already energized. But remember, once you’re on a long break, allow yourself to soak in the experience and not constantly be on your phone to respond to calls or emails.
Teach and Spread Info
When was the last time you reached out to a group of beaders to teach what you have learned in your beading experience? If this was a long time ago, now would be the time to do so. Being stuck in a rut would mean more time to connect with beaders, particularly the newbies who want to seek out knowledge and hone their craft. So, get to know new beaders in your area, schedule a free beading lesson, and share your knowledge. Teaching others is great way to spend time when you feel like you’re stuck. Who knows, you might find inspiration along the way.
Connect With Experts In Your Field
It’s very easy to lose momentum when you’re caught up in the daily grind. You may start to feel like everything is tedious. It is through this time that you do a little reflection and think of new experiences that will reignite your passion. If you’re a bead store owner, you could talk to other bead store owners to gain new insights and approaches to your business. Start by attending local meet-ups. In this way, you’re able to learn new ways of growing your business from other experts while making new friends at the same time.
The next time you feel like you’re trapped in a negative cycle, you could always go back to the list above. Depending on how you choose to get out of a rut, know that it’s only a challenging phase and it will pass.
How about you? How did you manage to get out of a rut? We’d love to know in the comments below!