If the pandemic has taught us anything, it's that our homes can be both a sanctuary and a prison. There is comfort in doing the same things and seeing the same things day after day ... until there isn't. How do you get out of a rut? Well, I do two things:
1. Get moving. If you're sitting, you're probably staring at a screen. And haven't we all done enough of that already? Get up out of your chair (or, let's face it, bed) and move around. Pace back and forth in your kitchen. Dance in your hallway. Get your blood pumping and your energy will soon follow.
2. Get outside. When you're inside, your whole world feels like it's only as big as those four walls. This can give us the illusion that our problems (and, let's face it, our sense of importance) is bigger than they (we) really are. But once we take one step outside and realize just how small our problems (and we) really are. And that's a good thing because we gain both a new perspective and a better sense of how we're all connected.
So then next time you feel your energy waning, get moving and get outside, preferrable both at once!