No matter how successful you are, there are times you will find yourself in a rut. The longer you stay there, the less productive, inspired and happy you will become. Sometimes, though, the littlest change is all it take to deliver a big impact.

This simple list contains 20 ideas to help you reset and get back on track.


___ Get enough Rest! Sleep well, 8-9 hours a night

___ Change your diet – healthy eating keeps blood sugar stable and helps you maintain energy

___ Eat three meals a day and healthy snacks (nuts, veggies, whole grains)

___ Drink 64 ounces of water every day

___ Exercise – take a 30-minute walk or jog everyday


Get out of the office, work in a coffee shop or a library for a few hours ___

Get to work earlier than normal for a week ___

Collaborate with a co-worker rather than going it alone ___

Add a new outfit to your business attire, something different for you ___

Clean your closets, desk drawers, and car trunk to clear the clutter from your mind ___


___ Take a class or join a meetup group. Learn something new!

___ Write a count-your-blessings list – what are you grateful for?

___ Go on a positive mental diet – avoid the national news, Facebook and other social media for one month

___ Help someone else achieve a goal that matters to them

___ Learn to say “No” – it’s too easy to spread yourself thin, it’s OK to make yourself a priority


Don’t let tasks pile up, deal with things as they come, a little bit at a time ___

Find someone you can talk to. An outside perspective can be critical to finding a new path* ___

Start a journal about your plans and goals ___

Rewrite your resume. Inspire yourself when you see your list of accomplishments adding up ___

Go to lunch with a friend you haven’t seen for a long time ___


These are just 20 ideas of things you can do to shake yourself out of a rut. The possibilities are endless. My goal with this list is to get you moving, to get you started and leave you with this idea: If you are unhappy with the way things are, the good news is that the way things are is not the way things HAVE TO BE. You can change the way things are by changing the things you do. Try it, you’ll see.

*I can be your person to talk to get that "outside perspective". Contact me to set up a free 30-minute conversation about creating your plan, optimizing your abilities and getting you to where you want to be.