I often use the metaphor of a rut to discuss negative habits and unhealthy behaviors. All aspects of our life can fall into a rut. It is easy to find yourself doing the same habits and behaviors over and over because it becomes comfortable. You don’t have to think about it.
Life becomes predictable.
Often you don’t realize you are in a rut until something forces you to see that predictable isn’t working. You don’t realize that you’re not doing anything new because life is busy. You don’t have time for anything new.
Predictable become easy.
Do you find yourself in a rut? Do you handle stress in the same unhealthy manner every day? When is the last time you changed your hairstyle? Do you attend the same workout class daily? Are you one to order the same items at a restaurant because you know it will be good? Are you afraid to leave your job you don’t like because you know what you are doing?
Life is too short to be predictable.
What are the things you know aren’t working in your life? What would you like to do differently? What is holding you back?
Do something unpredictable.
Realize that changing a behavior is not easy. It takes effort and time to pull yourself out of that rut.
It is easy to fall back into old patterns.
But making the change is worth it.
Are there areas in your life that are in a rut? What would you like to do differently?
I challenge you to begin the process of moving yourself out of your current rut.
Take the step and shake up your life. Do something different.
It may feel awkward at first but your current rut probably felt awkward to.
Share what you would like to change. Let’s support each other.
Sheryl is a transition coach, trainer and speaker from Lexington Kentucky. As the author of the blog How to Make A Life, she uses her own life and journey as a blueprint to help others find motivation, inspiration and hope for a healthy and happy life. About Twitter Instagram Pinterest