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    Default What do you do when you're stuck in a rut?

    I'm so bored! All the time.

    It's not like I'm not busy. I have 3 very young children, I work 3 days per week, I go to the gym every single day. So I'm busy. It's not like I have nothing to do... I'm just bored! I'm sick of doing the same things all the time.

    So what have you done to get yourself out of a rut? The past couple of times I've felt like this, I've had another baby! Haha. To be 100% honest, I'm contemplating another... I think about it every second of every day, but I know it's a bad idea financially for my family to have another, so I really should find something else to get me out of my rut than another baby. I've joined a bunch of babywearing sites that I've previously left because they're such a time waster and huge strain on the pocket.. I really need to stop myself from doing that too.

    Give me some ideas on how you've gotten yourself out of a phase like this please.

    Thanks!

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    For me: I look for something to add 'fun' to my life so that its not 'same old, same old' all the time.

    Starting a new hobby like ice skating, or bushwalking, or learning a musical instrument, or anything else that's new for you and takes your fancy. I've also joined a community organisation as a volunteer. Its evening work so DH can be home with the kids and its the highlight of my week when I'm rostered on.

    Anything that gives you new experiences and something to look forward to each week.

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    what about doing a physical training certificate. so you can be your own personal trainer?? perhaps some further study which might lead to an employment opportunity in the future ? I enjoy reading, I cant sleep without a book to read, perhaps you can find a new hobby from your local library. Honestly, I don't think I have ever been 'in a rut' . I am happy with my own company most of the time. hugs, marie.

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    I honestly wish I could say I never got in these silly moods too Marie, I feel so guilty when I do, because I know how good I've got life, and how I should just be grateful. I hate that I get like this, but when it comes over me I just feel like I need something new to come at me and feel so unfulfilled until it does! Which is just ridiculous when I have the 3 most perfect children on the planet.
    I love my tv shows which I watch every night after i put the kiddos to bed. Sometimes a new series gets me out of my rut. I've started on Walking Dead recently which I'm really enjoying, but I still feel like I'm missing something!

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    I didn't say that to make you feel guilty. sorry. 'feeling like you are missing something" that is what I find in reading. I don't bother with fiction, only true stories, like biographies, or something to give me better understanding, like something by the Dali Lama. or historical novels. any chance of you taking a holiday to somewhere you haven't been before. ?? that would be a nice treat. marie.

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    Can you try a new activity? Do something you haven't done in years that you used to love?

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    .....totally just stalked your profile.
    Go on a trail ride! There are some good ones about. Might help you refresh getting back in the saddle in nature!

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    I don't have a lot of time to myself. 3 hours per fortnight so I tend to make up short silly things to do with the kids. We dance naked at night in the rain, have dance nights, they laugh at me trying to skateboard, I make up characters and will be that character whilst I cook them breakfast, I play dares with my son and we go on scavenger hunts. Once a term I let my son skip school and I take a sick day and whilst dd is at daycare we head off for the day doing an activity of his choice. I also find getting into nature re energises me so with my 3 hours each week I take the dog on a local bushwalk.

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    Start a sport. Something you can totally lose yourself in. Or study.


 

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