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!

2 comments:

  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.

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  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!

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