Sometimes it's easy to get too caught up in the drudgery of the day to day, and when that happens we all tend to start feeling a little... well... stuck. Luckily, there are a few tips and tricks that you can use to keep from letting this nagging (and totally false) feeling from taking over your happiness!
Return to you hobbies
One of the many traps of adulthood is forgetting to do the things that you love. Maybe you're a great artist, or you love reading novels. Maybe you really enjoy figuring out equations. For fun. Weirdo. Whatever that thing that you used to do for fun as a kid back when summer break was a thing, do that now. You'd be amazed at what a huge difference just doing what you enjoy will make in your life once you remember to start doing it again. You'll also be surprised by how much time you actually have to do it, as soon as you stop mindlessly scrolling through Instagram wishing you could be doing something as fun as them right now.
Pursue a New Goal
Do you want to run your first half-marathon by this coming summer? Find out what it takes to get there and start doing it. Or perhaps your goal is to become fluent in French (there are great free apps like Duolingo that can help with this one) Most of the goals that you have only need half an hour (or less) of your time, so why not give in, and when you finally reach that goal, hell, when you're halfway there, your mind will be blown by how much your life has changed since you finally started working towards something.
Get Out of Your House
I don't care if it's your only day off. Get out of bed. Get off your couch. Turn off your Xbox. Leave. Go anywhere. A mall. A college football game. A bookstore. A chik-fil-a. Literally anywhere. The fastest way to feel trapped in your life is to become a total hermit who never does anything but work and watch TV. You don't even have to do anything. You just have to get out.
Change your surroundings
Before you tell me that I literally just told you to do that, I want to clarify. If you really don't want to leave home Or maybe you can't. Or maybe you get really bad anxiety if you step out of your front door, try instead to change up what your home looks like. Move around furniture. Change up the decor. Get some new candles (yay for home delivery!). By changing the way your home looks, this can help add some fresh new perspective to your life without forcing you to make any major commitments to difficult life changes.
The hardest part about change is taking the first step. Moving the first piece of furniture. Putting on your shoes. Take that first step no matter how hard it is and watch your life become a hell of a lot easier. And remember. Always live your best life.