That’s the question that runs through your mind after watching a killer
But what comes after that, especially if the
I know how I handle and decide what
So I’ll share some ideas you might not have tried out yet.
How To Decide What
Anime To Watch If Stuck In A Rut:
1. Choose A Genre That’s Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Until 2018 I never watched a Shoujo
Not because I’m a sexist pig who’s hates women and hopes they all rot in a cave. But because It was unfamiliar to me.
When something’s unfamiliar you have the tendency to avoid it, or ignore it subconsciously.
Nana is the
It’s a Shoujo series with heart. Describing the lives of 20 year olds and the heart-break and romance that comes with it. In a way that’s realistic and stacked full of depth.
It opened up a world of new
It knocked me out of my “what
And the “rut” died a beautiful death.
If you wanna knock yourself out of the rut you’re stuck in, which is slang for: “I’m conflicted”, try something out of your comfort zone.
Or something you’re not used to watching in general.
You never know what it’ll do for you, but one thing’s for sure: the so-called “RUT” will fade away, as if being blown away by the wind itself.
2. Step Away From What You Love
That means avoiding
I’ve stepped away from
It’s hard to watch
That might not make sense, but it works. The reason people “burn out” or get tired of something is because they’re getting too much of it.
So stepping away from it gives you the chance to “take a break” and look at things from a bird’s eye point of view.
The kind of view you can’t see if you’re buried in
That always works for me, and in fact – it tends to work for life in general. No matter what it is.
You can’t always be “all in” and that’s true even for a guy like me.
3. Spend Your Time On Something Else
That’s true even for someone like myself who’s in the “business” of
Sometimes I step away from it (see point #2) and dive into some Hip Hop
Or any vocal
Or I’ll spend my time reading about marketing, business, writing out notes, reading about astrology or something disconnected from my routine.
Physical activity, passive, it doesn’t matter. As long as it’s something you’re curious about and you have a legit interest in doing.
4. Decide What
Anime To Watch Based On The 1st 3 Episodes
The “3 episode rule”, or even the “1st episode” rule works here. The choice is yours, really.
The 3 episode rule is ruthless, because I’ve watched plenty of
But you’ve only got 24 hours in a day, 168 in a week. So you can’t spend ALL your energy watching dozens of episodes trying to figure out if an
So… Spend your time watching 1-3 episodes of an
If you can keep up that pace, you’ll come across an
That’s how I ended up watching
- The Rising Of Shield Hero.
- Beautiful Bones.
- How To Raise A Boring Girlfriend.
All of which got me “back in the zone”.
5. Flick Through
Anime News, Images & Memes
That’s just how the internet in general is. Because there’s too much information.
So run through these websites, blogs, forums and galleries, then decide which
That’s also how I came across How To Raise A Boring Girlfriend. And even Shimoneta.
The titles and images caught my attention. And that eventually lead me to watching both. With Shimoneta being the one I LOVE the most.
That was enough to give me reason to watch even more anime series.
All it takes is a little patience
No need to force it. If your interest in
You’ll be on a roll before you know it, and you’ll feel better than you ever did!