Have you ever felt like you’ve been in a rut? Like Bill Murray’s character, Phil, in Groundhog Day…day after day after day?
That’s how I’ve been feeling lately. Then I came across this quote and something just clicked.
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
And there it was. My Aha moment.
If I want my life to change and get out of this rut, then I have to start doing things differently. Or at least, start doing different things.
Admittedly, I’m such a creature of habit that this takes me way out of my comfort zone. But it's when we get uncomfortable in life that the growth comes in. Switching things up will nudge me to be more mindful and aware of being on "auto-pilot". It can invite new people and circumstances into my life. It can get me out of this rut.
Keeping this in mind, I've promised myself to do either one new thing or do one thing differently every day.
For example, I treated myself to a manicure yesterday. I ALWAYS get a sheer nude color since I can’t seem to keep a manicure for more than a few days before chipping. Well, I nearly went for a gray which I NEVER do. Instead, I compromised on a matte dusty pink. Change is hard, people. Sometimes it will be done in baby steps.
This morning instead of checking my phone for texts, emails and social media updates first thing, I worked out for 30 minutes instead. I still feel great and energized and I didn't have to wake up any earlier than usual.
Will you join me in putting Einstein’s definition of insanity to the test by doing something differently or altogether new every day? I could use the support! It can be as small as experimenting with a new recipe using ingredients you’ve never heard of or it can be as bold as putting yourself out there and asking for a long-overdue raise.
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Here’s to new and different, my friends!
How To Get Out of A Rut