Social media is a blessing and a curse, like the next person, I love a good selfie or picture of food however it can evoke a certain amount of jealousy when others' lives seem to be all beaches and cocktails and you seem to be struggling to find anything to post.

One of the best quotes I have ever ready is "Stop comparing your behind-the-scenes with others' highlight reel."

However one quote isn't going to get you out of a bit of a rut, so here are 10 small was to try and shake things up in the smallest of ways, to encourage you to take on the big stuff.

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1. Go For A Walk.

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best, if you feel yourself getting a bit stuck, get out. Get out of where you currently are and just walk, let your thoughts go wild, take a deep breath and when you return, try and have a new perspective on things.


2. Get Into Nature.

At the first possible opportunity, get away from the city and into nature. Nature has so many healing properties not only physically, but mentally too. Greenery, for me particularly, calms me and helps me to put everything into perspective.

3. Clear Your Mind. 

Meditate. I was sceptical of this the first time I ever did it, but I took it seriously and used one of my favourite blogs, Your Zen Life and a video by Teresa Palmer and suddenly felt energised.

https://www.youtube.com/user/YourZenLife/videos

4. Let It All Out.

Talk to someone. A friend, a partner, a parent, even a stranger. There is always someone to speak to and sometimes just admitting out loud how much you are in a rut or how you feel can do a world of good,

5. Work Your Body.

Exercise. Love it or hate it, it is good for you both mentally and physically. Try and find something you enjoy and by no means think you have to stay to the original workout in a gym.

6. Have A Wallow.

Sometimes it is best to just give in. Allow yourself an evening and a glass of wine to just sit there and really feel what you are feeling.

7. Love Yourself.

Don't criticise yourself, start making a list of all your best qualities and really start to appreciate all the special, unique, different things about yourself.

8. Pamper Yourself.

This ties in easily with 7, so you could do them together! Treat your body, whether that be a new body lotion that feels like silk on your skin, some new bath oils, or really spending the time to give yourself a mani/pedi, spending time on yourself can help ease your mind.

9. Do Something For Others.

One of the best ways to feel better about yourself and to get you out of a rut is to help others. To paraphrase Friends, there is no selfless good deed, and that is because good deeds, in turn, make you feel so good about yourself.

10. Get Productive.

Do something that makes you feel like you have achieved, whether that is any of the above points, applying for a new job or simply writing a blog post for your blog (can you feel the personal link there?!), do something that makes you want to do something else and before you know it, a domino effect is in place.

What do you do to get out of a rut? x