3 Ways to Get Back on Track After a Rut

Ever found yourself in a rut with your routine? Whether it be getting to the gym, reading daily, weekly coffee dates with a friend, or any other aspect of your life you find yourself lacking in currently?

If your answer is yes, NEWSFLASH: You are NOT alone.

Rut’s are common in everyone’s life. Including those people you see in your daily life or on social media who just really seem to have their life together. Trust me, they have their moments. Rut’s are a natural part of life. It’s how you get out of that slump that matters.


When I find myself in a rut, I follow these three simple steps to get back on track.

1. Set Goals

Goal setting is soooo important! There’s something powerful about writing down what you want and seeing it right in front of you constantly. Writing goals does take practice, especially if you want to do them in an effective way. I won’t get into the process of goal setting right now, but if you’re interested in learning more my friend, Hannah, wrote a blog post for me on how to effectively set goals. You can check that out here.

2. Hold Yourself Accountable

The people who are in your circle want you to succeed. If they don’t, than you don’t want those people around you anyway. Find an accountability partner. Someone else who is looking to get back on track is a great place to start. If you happen to find that no one else is in a rut in your life, pick the person who will be your biggest cheerleader. Let them know your goals and how you’re going to accomplish them. Check in with them frequently, so that you don’t fall of track. You’ll be much more motivated knowing that someone will be there to give you a kick in the butt if you don’t get it together, trust me.

3. Effectively Plan WHEN

WHEN in your day are you going execute your goal. In the morning? Set your alarm. At night? Write it in your plan book. Whenever you plan to do it, however you plan to schedule it in, just DO IT. Again, if you write down when you are going to go for that run or when you’re going to read the next chapter in your book, you are more likely to actually do it. Plan a realistic time that you know you’ll be able to stick to and get it done.