Monday, April 22, 2013

On Getting Stuck in a Rut

Let me start this with a disclaimer. I'm totally in love with my life. I am lucky to be surrounded by the most amazing people. I love my  job. I love my little neighborhood and my little house. I love Raleigh. I am beyond blessed.

That being said, everyone can get into a rut. Each day can seem sort of the same and while the same might not be bad (or pretty darn good, actually), sometimes it's nice to change things up. As a girl who loves (craves, needs) routine, changing things up isn't usually in my vocabulary.

Today's Monday Meditation from Live Simply by Annie got me thinking about the little things I can do to shake things up. The things that don't break the bank and don't make this routine-oriented girl step too far out of her comfort zone (a little bit is okay). Here are some of my initial thoughts.
  • Make a new dish
  • Buy flowers 
  • Plant a garden
  • Volunteer
  • Think of something kind to do for every person I care about
  • Find a new running route (maybe a trail?)
  • Train for something
  • Take a day trip
What do y'all do when you feel like you're in a rut? I wanna know!


  1. Hmm, in a rut... I call it a "funk" but regardless, I know the feeling. Some things that help: My favorite class at the gym. A drive to the beach. A new dress for...Dinner at my favorite nice restaurant. Creating a goal-list and an outline of how to get there (basically getting organized). Blogging can help too, I try to put my best "voice" forward on the blog and that can get my head in gear sometimes.

  2. Laura, great ideas, thanks for posting. I'm an organizer from way back so I love the goal list/outline idea. Love your blog!