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These 20 Pictures Of Hitchhiking Animals Will Make You Smile

These 20 Pictures Of Hitchhiking Animals Will Make You Smile

In the animal kingdom it can be hard to catch a ride, that’s just a fact of life. There are very few cabs for sheep or frogs, and the closest thing to a bus for a monkey is a human car filled with bananas they want. It’s a tough life, so when another animal comes along why not jump on their back and hitch a ride? Maybe we could all learn something from these cheeky hitchhiking animals!

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    German chicken Elfriede had decided she’d had enough that day, good thing her ride wasn’t sheepish.

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      This a pretty brave Indonesian frog, he must have found this ride particularly ribbeting.

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        Jake the German Shepherd must have felt a little sorry for Odo, so he’s giving him a ride.

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          You have goat to be kidding me, this guy’s just holding his horses not hitchhiking?

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            I wonder if this starling knew he was hitching a ride on Vlad the impala?

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              You probably think this little guy was too young to drive but really his car had been toad.

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                This baboon is giving a his little goat buddy a lift, it doesn’t look too comfortable but hey: whatever floats your goat.

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                  This crow may be a little cheeky but it’s not ill-eagle.

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                    Champ the horse and Morris the cat are best friends? You gotta be kitten me!

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                      This terrapin doesn’t look impressed by his rides joke: what do you call an alligator in a vest? An investigator.

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                        Not only can Hekan the border-collie ride a horse, he also make the best woofles in Australia.

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                          You can really tell that this monkey’s ride is deer to him.

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                            Talk about moving at a snail’s pace.

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                              Judging by the second picture, this seagull found his ride a bit hawkward.

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                                I bet you’re wondering where this beautiful little frog is from with all those wonderful colours? Well he’s mostly Spanish but he’s also a tad-polish.

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                                  This macaw looks a little annoyed by his hitchhiker’s monkey business.

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                                    If this brown noddy keeps catching rides on pelicans his bill will be enormous.

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                                      This Indonesian bullfrog is turtley cool.

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                                        This flying frog is always getting joyrides from woodboring beetle, at least that’s what I’ve been toad.

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                                          You wouldn’t bee-lieve it but this bee really is catching a ride on his predator the dragon forest lizard!

                                          Featured photo credit: This Red Panda Name is Kinta via flickr.com

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                                          Last Updated on March 13, 2019

                                          How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                          How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                          Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                                          You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                                          Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                                          1. Work on the small tasks.

                                          When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                                          Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                                          2. Take a break from your work desk.

                                          Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                                          Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                                          3. Upgrade yourself

                                          Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                                          The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                                          4. Talk to a friend.

                                          Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                                          Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                                          5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                                          If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                                          Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                                          Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                                          6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                                          If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                                          Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                                          Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                                          7. Read a book (or blog).

                                          The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                                          Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                                          Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                                          8. Have a quick nap.

                                          If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                                          9. Remember why you are doing this.

                                          Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                                          What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                                          10. Find some competition.

                                          Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                                          Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                                          11. Go exercise.

                                          Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                                          Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                                          As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                                          Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                                          12. Take a good break.

                                          Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                                          Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                                          Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                                          Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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                                          Featured photo credit: Joshua Earle via unsplash.com

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