Time To Get Out Of A Rut?

Is it easier for you to say “no” or “yes” to things? I was on the phone this week with a friend, about to cancel plans to go see a dance performance. I had plenty of good reasons – I’m not feeling well, I’m battling a migraine, I’m behind on work, the dishes are piling up, etc.

As I heard the words “I’m not going to make it” come out of my mouth, I realized I’d gotten into a bit of a self-protective rut where it’s easier to stay home and watch a movie than go out and experience something new. I was settling for the mundane, not reaching for the exciting. And it was happening in other areas of my life too. Not in huge ways, but it was impacting the quality of my life nonetheless. I’m sure none of you have this challenge, but I do! 😉

As I was about to hang up with my friend, I asked myself which I would remember more in two weeks – staying home and watching a movie, or going to a dance performance with several girlfriends? Thankfully, it only took me a second to realize I had to break out of my rut of doing the easier thing, and instead do the more satisfying thing!

~ Where are you journeying in an easy rut in your life?
~ How could you step out of that rut today and move towards a more satisfying, fulfilling life?

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MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE
–> ‘Let go of the past and go for the future. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.’ ~ Henry David Thoreau