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How Do You Break Free From A Rut?

How do You Break out of a Rut?

What is a rut? Sometimes it’s just boredom that comes with routine.  It’s the same old same old, I’ve been there, done that!  It could come from being tired of the food you cook or eat, the company you keep, your job tasks, your living situation, the places you go, etc., too many to list!

How do you break out of a rut? One way is to create some dedicated “empty” space in your life. When you successfully hit the pause button and step off the hamster wheel, you’ll be able to see your life from a fresh perspective and will finally be able to think about how you might start to make changes.

If you keep going and going without stopping, you’ll never discover the (often surprising) clarity and answers you long for. When you stop, even just for an hour, answers and ideas present themselves with almost no work on your part.

Empty Space is Powerful

Author and professional speaker Terry Hershey writes in his book, The Power of Pause, that our lives can become too full.    I believe we need time where there is no agenda, no to do lists, time to step away from the busyness, time to pause, time to reflect, recharge, time to be still.  It’s time for a tune up!

Busyness has a  tendency to crush our soul.  Being still means to turn off your mind and just BE STILL!

Change Your Environment

Another way to get out of a rut is to change your environment.  Whenever I get the opportunity, which I try to make it as often as I can, I enjoy going somewhere new just to give my mind a fresh perspective.  There are probably so many places to visit in your own town (or the next) that you probably have never been to.  Take a drive to a new area, walk into a new store or have a meal at a restaurant you’ve never been.   Enjoy the newness and take in the experience as you never know what you might find!

I enjoy visiting new coffee/tea shops or restaurants with a view of the water or boats and I bring my laptop to do work or write or whatever needs to be done! I even pay my bills there just to change things up! It makes me feel energized seeing and being in new spaces! I feel more motivated.

ACTION STEPS:

  1. Find one area (or a few) in your life where you can make a change.
  2. Put yourself first, make it a priority.
  3. Practice silence for 15 minutes.
  4.  Do something New!

IMG_4197Peace my friends!

Stay InTune, living a balanced life in harmony and alignment so you can fulfill your purpose and passion with exuberance!

~Rhonda~

True Happiness…can you find it?

Stay true to yourself happiness is when you think what you say and what you do are in harmonyIf you do a quick search on the internet on true happiness, you will stumble upon hundreds of quotes, papers, research, books, seminars, videos, you name it!  We hunger and thirst for it, and spend years looking for it.  And often in the wrong people, places or things!  Can you find it? Is there such a thing as true happiness?

Here are a few quotes I found to be extremely profound!

 

  •  True happiness is … to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.  ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca~
  • True happiness is to learn how to live beyond the imperfections. ~Rita Maata~
  • Happiness is making your dreams come true.  ~Jourdan Dunn~
  • True Happiness – The Beatitudes.  ~The Bible~

secret-to-happinessWhat is true happiness for you?  As you read through  the quotes above, think about what they mean to you at this present moment?  Have you been enlightened?  Are they speaking to you?

One of the truths in regard to happiness is that it is not circumstantial.  It means we don’t have to wait for everything to be perfect, nor do we have to control anything outside of ourselves in order to feel a certain way.  That is good news! Positive-quotes-Happiness-is-like-jam

Happiness-Quotes-53I love this quote (on the left) … learning to say NO to the things and people that stress you out.

The older and wiser I get, I find myself doing this more and more!  Because I’m an empathetic, compassionate and a good listener type of person, I often find myself with people and things I don’t have the energy to deal with, especially negativity!  I call these people Energy Drainers!  No matter what advice I offer to fix the problem, they always have a reason why it won’t work! I think they just want to grumble and complain!

I’m learning to walk away and just say NO.  I also repeat in my head “not my monkey, not my circus!”  And I move on!!  If I have the energy, time and space to allow it, then I will carve out the time for that person or situation, but it’s not going to infringe or take control over my happiness.  That’s how I deal with it! You are responsible for what makes you happy!

ACTION STEPS:

  1. Every day adopt an attitude of gratitude, complain less and appreciate more.
  2. Write down the things you are grateful for.
  3. If it makes you happy, do it.  If it doesn’t then don’t!
  4. Every day remind yourself that you are in charge of your happiness. Try not to let anything that is outside of yourself control you.

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Peace my friends!   Remember it’s all about being Intune, living a balanced life in harmony and alignment with yourself!

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