Getting stuck in a rut with life

Getting stuck in a rut with life

Lalala, Life is one of them things, when each person has a good day and a bad day every so often, And I know for sure, each of us doesn’t choose when these days happen. I often wake up feeling super motivated and ready for the day ahead, then other times where I can’t physically get out of bed, and I just want to sleep. (Yes this maybe due to female hormones, but it’s the truth, right?) Sometimes I am so motivated to eat super healthy and have the mindset of exercising every day, and other days, I want to eat as much crap as I want, and sit and watch Netflix over and over again, and not say a word to anyone. Who else feels me?

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I always find that having plans in the near future always helps to keep me going, for example, a little trip away with Chris (Our recent trip to Amsterdam will be on my blog soon) or a trip to the cinema & wagamama’s with my mum one evening? Beer with my dad & a curry with my family, cocktails with my girls, or even a booked holiday? Well for me,  sure thing all these things help, however my major motivation in life at the moment is Moving to OZ in September for a year! However, before this major move happens, there’s so much going on in my life. Currently in my 4th year at university, and the pressure to do well is unbelievable, I am at uni’s on Tuesdays for 8 hours, and this long day is a killer, along with my commute, however, there’s only another 10 weeks left of uni (I CAN DO THIS). I certainly don’t even think about going to the gym after this day, but it’s something I need to start doing to look after my body/health and even my mental mind. Going to the gym can be super relaxing, and focusing solely on yourself. It’s about getting out of your daily routine, whether that be, getting in from work and getting straight on the sofa, instead put on your gym clothes and try a new gym class, or message your friends and see if they fancy a coffee/cocktail? Make each evening in the week spontaneous and exciting, that way, you live each day to the fullest. You’ll have no regrets that you’re getting stuck in a rut and life is boring. I completely understand that we all need to work to gain money, and we all like to try and save, but honestly, we need to live for each day and make the most of every day, as we have no clue what’s around the corner.

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Life can be the same each and every day – ONLY IF WE ALLOW IT TO BE, however, this can feel like such a boring routine, uni, work, gym, eat, sleep…. If we don’t fit in the things we enjoy, well what’s the point ey? Something my dad always taught me was ‘ Work hard & Play hard’ which I certainly try and live by but sometimes it proves difficult. I try and tell myself that I  live in this bubble and that my daily routine is a part of this bubble, however now and again (even once a week), by doing something different and ‘trying to burst the bubble’ helps so much. I’m only 22, but already I see myself getting stuck in this bubble, hence why for me graduating and travelling, is so so close to me now, and it’s keeping me going.

han 3

There is so much to life, so much to learn, so much to do/try, we have just got to make the most of it. I am the first to agree, there’s nothing more that I love than a lazy sofa day with Chris, watching tv and eating something yummy, however, there’s also so much more out there to do, and yes, of course, it takes courage and motivation, but do it, you only live once.  Life is about appreciating your family and friends, enjoying time with your grandparents, and boyfriend,or even taking your beautiful dog for a walk. The thing I love is that, for some, some of the best day’s of our lives haven’t even happened yet, Getting married, having children, buying a house. There is just sooooo much to life, and personally, I want to enjoy each day more and more, because I’m sure before I know it, I’ll soon be 40+ and I certainly don’t want any regrets. Do what makes you happy!

I would love to hear your thoughts about routine, getting stuck in a rut and your bubble?





  1. March 2, 2018 / 3:30 pm

    I love these photos!! Plus, you know you’ve got uni wrapped around your finger. I promise you will do fab!!! 💁🏽💁🏽

    • Hannah
      March 2, 2018 / 3:59 pm

      Thank you so much gorgeous, Im glad you love them & have faith in me at uni!

  2. March 2, 2018 / 4:06 pm

    You look absolutely stunning in those pictures Hannah, I’ve been in a rut at uni the past few weeks and think that the stress of deadlines and missing home is to blame. I’m trying my hardest to manage my time better and go home more frequently so I’m feeling a lot better!

  3. March 2, 2018 / 6:03 pm

    I always find the start of the year the time that I get stuck in a rut. I can relate to the being motivated one day then next day it’s gone. I would agree, having something to look forward to helps and having a holiday booked is the thing that keeps you going. Looking forward to reading your blog on Amsterdam. Leann x

    • Hannah
      March 2, 2018 / 6:08 pm

      I completly agree with you lovely, it’s a strange thing isnt it! Thank you so much for leaving me lovely comments, Really appreciate it xxx

  4. March 3, 2018 / 12:53 pm

    With the weather that we’ve had most recently it’s so easy to just feel and become lazy. My motivation dipped so much! I’ve found earlier nights and earlier mornings have helped me be so much more productive! Also keeping my home tidy is another thing that has made a huge difference x

  5. March 3, 2018 / 8:25 pm

    I definitely know this feeling. Work lately has been awful and left me doing 60 hour weeks to keep our section afloat. It just means theres no time for anything else and you feel yourself on that never ending cycle of sleep work eat sleep. I’m trying to find time in lunch breaks and on my days off to keep my motivation alive but it’s always hard!

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  6. March 5, 2018 / 9:09 am

    I know it can be hard when you’re stuck in a rut but try to enjoy the last few weeks of uni! I find that having something to look forward to each day can really help too. It can be as simple as cooking your favourite meal for tea or finishing work early to have a bubble bath and then snuggle down with a film! The end of uni is in sight!! Good Luck 🙂

  7. March 7, 2018 / 7:41 am

    Oh its so easy to get stuck in a rut!! I am turning 31 in a few weeks and my hubby will be 35 and we are determined to move house soon and go somewhere outside the city where our daughter can have a big garden etc we just need a change. The more stuck you feel, the bigger the temptation to just laze about the house watching netflix! Theres no harm doing it the odd day though 😛 x

  8. amyjanebaby
    March 7, 2018 / 9:20 am

    Loved this post and I completely agree with making plans for the future. I always find having a little holiday or even just a a day out planned really helps me!

    Amy | Amy Jane & Baby

  9. March 7, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    I completely agree about having something to look forward too…I’m forever planning then wondering how I’m going to actually pay for it! Haha! All your plans sound fab though, lots to look forward to x

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