Are you feeling that your life is like Ground hog day? The same stuff happening to you over and over again?
You are in a Rut and it’s getting deeper And you can’t get out.
Let’s do something about that! I’ve got some “food for thought” just for You to try.
These are not the only strategies to break out of your Rut. However for men & women over the age of 40, they are a great start. You are in the prime years of your Life and being in a Rut is not the place to be.
Do something outrageous
Guaranteed to shake you up. When was the last time that you let your hair down? Went a little wild? Keep it legal but a little off the wall. Stretch out that comfort zone until it bursts. Laugh, cry, hit the punching bag. Just let it out.
Take a day off to dream
Rid yourself of the staleness. Find a favourite spot and let your thoughts roam free. Take a note book with you and jot down the thoughts that spark your imagination …. or even the ones that don’t (at first). Dream little or dream big, just give your mind something different to savour. It may take some working at however, give yourself the time.
Imagine when everything IS fine with your world
It might be a bummer at the moment but what if it wasn’t? “Picture” yourself in soon to be better times. Keep taking mental snapshots, make your pictures vivid. Repeat. Before you know it, you will be starting to take the steps to live it!
Write down 7 things that you would love to achieve in the next 12 months
Maybe this can be done on your dream day off? or spend 30 minutes or so simply writing down stuff. If you need more time, take it. Break this into as many sessions as you need because if your rut is deep then you will not be used to thinking any differently. Just “Imagine” if you need to. Go wild if you have to but write it down. This action will re inforce your thoughts & add some commitment to the process. Write down as much as you can that enters your head. You can make sense of it later.
Think like a 20 something
Your thinking may be “rusty”. More than likely when you were in your 20’s, life was fast. Your thoughts were on the move, constantly. This was a time of many changes, you had to be ‘sharp’ otherwise opportunities went begging.
Today’s 20 somethings are no different except that change may be a little more fast paced. There is no time for stale thinking. And you and I in our Mid Life years have less time to be stale. We need to stay sharp and enjoy our opportunities And the best times of our lives. So freshen up your thinking by going back to a time when you were sharper and fresher (it doesn’t have to be your 20’s, just a time when you were sharper).
I’d love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to share them.
Be good to yourself
Life Coach. Listener. Motivator.
# This post was refreshed January 30 2015
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