Is it Starting to Feel Like It’s All the Same? How to Escape Your “GroundHog Days”
By Sierra Lipinkski / January 31, 2023
Groundhog Day is a popular North American tradition that is celebrated on the second day of February each year to mark the start of spring. If the groundhog sees his shadow there will be six more weeks of winter, if there’s no shadow he predicts that spring will arrive early.
Have you ever heard of the Groundhog Day phenomenon? It’s basically the feeling that you are reliving the same day over and over again. You may feel as if you're stuck doing an identical routine every day of the week.
Has this happened to you? Do you feel stuck on repeat, like each day you wake up and do the same thing? This is normal. At some point in our lives we all feel like we may be stuck in the same repetitive cycle. Here are some of my favorite tips to help get rid of the “Groundhog Day” feeling.
Visualize your ideal day
A great way to get yourself in a better headspace is by visualization. Take some time for yourself and imagine what your ideal day looks like. Make sure it’s the kind of day that you dream of. Think Laws of Attraction and really connect with how you want things to be rather than staying stuck in the same cycle.
Change your routine
I know this may be easier said than done but really try to focus on this step. Even if you’re just changing your routine a tiny bit, little changes can offer big results. Seek out the unfamiliar, break bad habits, embrace an improvisational mindset.
Create a new habit or habits
If being stuck in a rut is putting you down, it’s time to change your habits now. It takes three weeks to form a habit and three months to lock it in, that’s why it’s time to start now. Schedule your new habit in your day and make it a priority. Below are a couple habits you can start to prioritize in your daily routine.
- Make your bed
- Eat a healthy breakfast
- Drink more water
- Learn something new everyday
- Cut back on social media
Take a break from your usual
Even if you’re doing something you love everyday you still need a break from it occasionally to really appreciate how much you enjoy it. Take your vacations, take your breaks. These are key things you need to do to keep your mind in a healthy place. It’s important to have regular recharge days and it’s also important to plan them.