You might be in a rut if

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  • By Col. Jerry Gandy
  • 95th Air Base Wing commander
Take a moment to read through  the list of indicators below to see if you can identify with any of them. If so, speak with a friend, a family member, your supervisor, a chaplain, or a counselor to help you find a way out .

Below are a few indicators that a person may be in a rut: 

Your boss has not talked to you in weeks. 

You cannot remember the last time anyone noticed anything positive about your work. 

You find yourself dreading coming into work. 

You find yourself dwelling more on what you are doing this weekend than what you are doing in the week. 

You suddenly realize that several new people have been working around you for months. 

You cannot imagine or dream of any success for your unit. 

You don't enjoy at all talking about your work. 

You cannot relate what you do to anything of significance. 

You cannot remember the last time you made a difference in the outcome of major projects for your unit. 

You hear folks talking about the problems your unit are facing, know you could have been part of the solution, but find these thoughts fleeting, instead of convicting.