Do you have a case of the February blues? The Monday blahs? This is the time of year and the time of week that a lot of us lack motivation. There’s a reason that Groundhog Day was just a couple days ago… a lot of us feel stuck in this time between the last holiday and the first of the spring. Hang in there! The Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, which means that spring is really just around the corner.
I sometimes feel like I’m in a bit of a funk in mid-winter. My beautiful plants aren’t really growing outside, and some of them look quite sad. The days are awfully short, and I could do without such cold, windy mornings. I make the best of things, but I’m excited for spring. I take advantage of every warm day and every bit of natural light.
And I don’t know about you, but Mondays are always a bit difficult. I do try to get some work done on the weekends, but every time Monday comes around, there’s so much to do. I love to work, but it’s easy to feel overwhelmed on Monday morning when I see my inbox.
Anyway, I was thinking about being in a funk versus being stuck in a rut. I think both can happen this time of year, but being stuck in a rut is a little more serious. After all, you’re stuck! I decided to write a quiz to figure things out a bit: Are You Stuck in a Rut? I did a fair amount of research for this quiz, and I decided to make a few outcomes…not just yes and no. After all, you can be in a rut but not necessarily stuck 🙂
Take Are You Stuck in a Rut? and let me know what you get. Is your result accurate? What steps do you take to get out of a rut… or to make sure you don’t get into one in the first place?