It's so easy to get into a rut yet difficult to get out. A rut is a regular habit, pattern or expectation. There is a certain degree of comfort associated with being in a rut. It is consistent, familiar and safe. We can fall into a rut unintentionally without realizing it.

Although dwelling in a rut can induce feelings of frustration and dissatisfaction, not all people are unhappy being in one. There are those who are happy and satisfied with a regular, dependable pattern. If you are happy with your circumstances -- great. But if you want to break out of a routine, this article is for you.