The Rut. Deep. Dark. Scary. Got one?

September 26, 2011 by  
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  Stuck in a Rut 

Stressed out Brains stay stuck in habitual and addictive ruts.

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It’s a fact.


The brain gets locked into a pattern when it is stressed. Continual long term stress forces your brain to wire itself to stay stuck in a rut. While being stuck in a rut is an expression, it turns out it is a real brain state as well!


The rats prove it.

Scary stuff.

When the rats were forced to be stressed they were shown to repeat negative or non-productive behaviors. Regardless of the change in their environment, the brains of the rats could not break out of their rut.



In stressed rats, neurons in the dorsomedial striatum, an area associated with goal-directed behavior (for example, pressing a lever to get a specific treat), had shrunk, making fewer connections to other cells. Meanwhile neurons in the dorsolateral striatum, an area that controls habits (such as pressing the same lever regardless of outcome), had grown and formed more branches.
Read the article in ScienceMag


Get in the groove. Just not THIS groove.


If you have continual stress or difficult life events, have you found yourself doing the same thing over and over and fell into a state of hopelessness when you try to to break out of the rut?


Stress shuts down the ability to to set and focus on a goal. So, playing Angry Birds or Words With Friends (or doing anything repetitive and simple) is not the best use of your time, but it is what your brain needs as a response to stress.


We might call it avoidance, but maybe it is really the rut, or groove we have carved into our brain.


It’s the neurons. The stress creates neural growth that forms branches that makes it harder and harder to get out of the rut.


What to do?


Eliminate stress. (And how do you do this?)


Change your reaction to stress.


Stop the stress chemicals from flooding your body.

Change your self talk.


Exercise like your life depends on it.


We perpetuate stress by doing the same things, telling ourselves the same things and focusing on the hopelessness.

And since you know how much I care about you, you know I don’t want you to stay stuck.


I’ve been stuck. I know how hard it is.


Even now, I go through periods of super stuckness. When I feel it coming on, the first thing I do is change what I am SAYING to myself.


Start by noticing what you are repeating in your negative self talk about the stress.

“I hate my life”, “This is hopeless”, “He/she will never change”.


Change  the statement.


“I will find a way to see beyond this”, “I do want to better today”, “I will focus on love and compassion today”.


Spend time in Meditation, doing Self Hypnosis, listen to music you love and do a workout that you love. If you Love To Exercise and teach your body to love it, your life will change. And your brain will no longer flood your body with stress chemicals. That cortisol will make you fat, depressed and sick.


If you wake up stressed in the morning, stop what you are saying and what you are focusing on. Choose to Wake Up Happy, and your entire day will change.


If you can’t sleep at night and you can’t cure your insomnia, you feel worse, deepen the rut and have less chance of breaking free. The Anxiety and Depression is not going away on it’s own.


Let me at least distract you from your rut with the best night’s sleep you have ever had. A long night of Deep Sleep will change everything.


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Love, love, love you.





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My stress buster


This brings me hope

I started riding a road bike a couple of months ago. I had no idea how much I would enjoy it. For me, the stress busting of being on my bike pushing myself to go fast is exhilarating.


I try not to ride on the road next to the cars (scary) and I mostly stay on the amazing Boulder bike trails.


If you find something you love that also happens to be a workout, your life will change.

Life’s hard sometimes.

It blows.

And sucks.


And what you do about it is going to save you.


And hopefully give you goose bumps if you do it right!


Maybe you want to challenge yourself to find something new that you love.

Ballroom dancing?


Martial arts?

Learn a new instrument?

Hike one of the 7 summits?

Become a photographer?


If you are stuck in a rut, getting your body moving can be easier said than done. But just wonder what might happen if you decide to try something new and you find something you love.


You might just watch your entire mind and body transform.


I like riding my bike.

Longest ride so far is 33 miles.

Fastest speed is 31 mph.


I hope I don’t feel  the need to go any faster!

And when you are on the road driving, go ahead and make room for all those bikes. We are really  nice people.


Have a blessed and exhilarating week!






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