Hi, everyone and welcome back to another Jasmine’s Journal post! I know that I did not post any outfit pictures for the past two weeks now. I want to apologize for that, but the title probably explains why this had happened. At some point during the end of July and the very beginning of August, I found myself in a rut. I was unmotivated to do anything from waking up at 7 AM, to working out, to taking pictures for my blog. I was always sad for no reason, crying almost every day. I didn’t want to do anything but sleep. In this Journal, I’m going to go into depth about the rut that I fell into, why it’s okay to be in a rut sometimes, and how to get out of them.
As someone who thrives off of being productive, it can be hard when I get into a rut. I really love to do everything and have a ton of things going on in my life that I have to do. I think that this was the true reason that I fell into a rut. Even though it is summertime and I am way more relaxed than I usually am during the school year, I always feel like I need to be doing something, you know what I mean? I feel like I need a purpose. For me, that was blogging, preparing for school next year, and preparing for another trip that I’m going on with my family.
I have been doing a lot of shopping lately and I have so many new pieces and outfits that I will be sharing with you all, which I’m super excited about. I also have tons of topics for more Jasmine’s Journal posts. I really love blogging and creating content for you all. I got a summer assignment for my AP Chem class that I’m taking next year, which I’ve already finished, but I’ve just been studying and trying to remember everything from the assignment, because my teacher actually already told us when our quizzes and stuff are going to be, which is actually really helpful because I’m someone who likes to plan in advance. I’ve also kind of been mentally preparing myself for school because I’m taking a lot of hard classes and I am co-president of my class. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned that before, but I’m actually really excited about it and all of the great things that me, the rest of my board members, and the rest of my grade are going to do. As I mentioned before, my family are going on one last trip before school starts, so we’ve been trying to plan out what we’re going to be doing each day, our outfits for each event, and trying to get things that we need. While it’s exciting, it can definitely get frustrating at times.
It’s okay to fall into ruts. We can’t be super inspired and motivated and glowing all the time, it’s just not possible. If you’re like me and you like to do literally everything, it’s crucial that you take breaks and take time for yourself. Doing this will definitely prevent you from falling into ruts. At night when I’m going to go to sleep, I like to put on a face mask, make some sleepytime tea, listen to an audiobook or podcast, watch something on Netflix, just anything that calms me down. In the morning, I like to make my lemon water, make some tea, make a gratitude list, and listen to some music. Find something that you love that makes you feel relaxed and do that every single day, whether it be in the morning, at night or both! I think this will help you get out of your rut.
Another thing to do is re-inspire yourself. This is one of my favorites. I really like going onto Pinterest and looking at inspirational quotes or going onto YouTube and watching videos to re-inspire myself. I don’t particularly like the “DIY Vision board! Neon colors! Inspiration!” type YouTube videos. If those help you, then you do you, girl, but I really like to watch people who have their lives together and are super productive. Personally, I find it really inspiring to see other people being productive and doing a lot in their lives and having it all together. My favorite vlogger ever is DailyPolina. I’m literally obsessed I watch her videos all the time, I follow her on all of her social media platforms, and watch her vlogs every day and I love them. I really recommend watching her vlogs if you ever need the motivation to be productive or just with life.
If you’re in a rut, I believe you can get out of it and get back to your grind! Thank you for reading this post, I hope you enjoyed it. If you have any other tips for how you get out of ruts, you can leave a comment below. Make sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter, the links/handles are at the bottom of the post, as usual. I hope you have an amazing rest of your Sunday!