The thing about life is it is okay to get knocked down, be upset, be sad, be angry but don't stay there. I know people who are still mad over a divorce, angry at their employer for the way they got treated or fired and even over a family member's illness or health condition. These people have been holding onto their anger for 10 years or longer. When that happens, you are not living. We all have the power to get back up and keep going. If you have gone through a divorce and it is final, get up and move on, It is over. If a family member is ill, get over the anger and sadness, because it does neither you or them any good. If you have been long term unemployed, you now have a second chance to rewrite your career path. Keep applying to jobs, learn something new, finish your education so you can apply to those jobs that require it.
My world changed 7 years ago when I became unemployed, later found out that my youngest son was no longer meeting milestones and had actually regressed. He was later diagnosed with autism. He did not start speaking until he was 4 1/2 years old. I was down. I had no luck finding a job and I watched as my son struggled on a daily basis. Fun? Definitely not. Am I a stronger and better person for going through all of that? Definitely yes. Even though I was mad at the world, including God, I never gave up. I kept applying to jobs and I finally found a part time job in my chose profession almost 4 years later. My son started making progress and finally started speaking during that time. Is he cured? Not even close, but we get through each and every day. I also did not mention that my daughter who was born with spina bifida started having issues and we had to make some very scary decisions on that front and we got answers to our oldest (my step son) who is also on the higher functioning end of the autism spectrum.
Out of all those difficulties, things turned out ok. I am now full time and still in my chosen profession. I got sick and tired of not being able to be considered for jobs due to not having my bachelor's degree, so I got back in school and am just 18 hours away from having that degree.
Now, I don't sweat the small stuff. I know that there will be daily battles with all the things we have going on and different personalities in our house, but we get through them, each and every day. Worrying, being made and losing faith, does absolutely nothing to help your situation. You must change your mindset and never give up. If you do that, good things will either start to happen and your circumstances will change for the better or you will gain the tools and wisdom that you need to deal with your situation.
Has anyone ever been in a rut that was difficult to get out of? What did you do and how did you change your mindset?