I was told by a friend that sometimes a change in routine is just what you need to try to break out of a rut. I think she was right.
Yesterday I wasn’t having a very good day and during my time at work I really didn’t want to go for a run when I got home. I know that when I’m not there mentally that my runs for go well, and then, upon seeing my terrible results I feel even worse, so what did I do yesterday? I didn’t run.
That’s not to say that I gave up on running, but I took a mental health day from running and instead I power washed my sidewalks. It took about three hours and while I ran out of light before I got done, I managed to put some of my stress into doing something productive.
So I think my friend was right. If you’re feeling stuck, try changing your routine. It’s amazing what even a small bit of change can do.