Life is so ironic. It takes sadness to know happiness, noise to appreciate silence, and absence to value presence. —Unknown

I know this is weird for someone positive like me to ask, but do you ever feel like you’re in an uninspired rut?

Like, you don’t want to do anything because you don’t even know where you’re going all of the sudden?

Sometimes, I feel lost and uninspired.

I’m usually happy, motivated and just get after it, but when I get into this mood, I just get sucked into it for awhile.

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If you’re currently stuck, don’t fret. It’s okay to be uninspired.

I wanted to share with you five tips on how get out of an uninspired rut.


As someone who is almost always positive, upbeat and happy, I’m telling you that it’s okay to be in an uninspired rut. When you’re at a standstill, emotions will build so allow yourself to cry, scream and pour out your emotions.

Give yourself permission to feel what you’re feeling. Sometimes being stuck also forces you to be still and think. Take as much time as you need to reflect and refocus. Just don’t stay in that rut!


I hadn’t felt “sad” in quite some time and knew I had to cheer myself up. When I discovered Cameron Dallas, I watched a few short videos on his Instagram, laughed my head off and was almost instantly lifted up!

Believe it or not, short funny clips like Cameron’s can completely change your mood. I feel that as adults, we forget what it’s like to have a young spirit. I don’t care if I’m following a few teens. If they inspire or make me laugh, they’re doing something positive for me that I need. No shame.


Take your sad, frustrated, uninspired and unmotivated self and work out! Go for a run/walk, lift some weights or take a class. Whatever fancies you, physically get up and move.

When you give yourself a chance to channel this negative energy through positive actions, you’ll feel better, both physically and mentally. Besides, punching a bag feels really good so go for it!


I’m huge on learning and educating yourself by learning from leaders in every industry. Gary Vaynerchuk’s interview on Elvis Duran and Z100’s Morning Show completely inspired me to keep going.

Since I spend a lot of time commuting, I’m a fan of listening to audio books and podcasts to learn as much as I can. One of my favorite podcasts to listen to is Lewis Howes. If you don’t have a lot of time, don’t fret because his Five Minute Fridays are awesome! I listened to this podcast of his and it was EXACTLY what I needed to get my head back in the game.

Also, if you listen enough, you’ll realize there are plenty of successful people out there like Steve Cook who fear things like regret. We’re all going through the same things and thinking the same things. Remember, social media is good at hiding how one truly feels.


Even when you don’t feel like it, seek someone you can help. Whether it’s a smile or a hug, serve someone. Even a Facebook or Instagram post of how you’re feeling can help someone know that they’re not alone.

You never know when a text or phone call to give a word of encouragement can help someone when they need it. It sounds selfish, I know, but when you help someone, you’ll feel better even if you’re still in the midst of your mess.

I hope these tips have helped you if you’re stuck.

I get in an uninspired rut from time to time, I welcome any input you have for me!


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