Our lives are filled with routines, many of which lack excitement. The humdrum moments of each day tire out the strongest of people. Anyone can feel bogged down by the responsibilities confronted on a daily basis. If not careful, the pressures that derive from juggling work, relationships, family and personal matters is enough to cause our health to deteriorate. Mental and physical effects are not always visible to others but our bodies release signals that indicate trouble ahead. Before you know it, life is turned upside down, as you go down the rabbit hole proving difficult to crawl out of after an extended period of time.
We are mostly creatures of habit that wake up each day to do what is expected of us. It can be easy to fall into a rut. We lose drive or zest for life as we get comfortable in our ways. The mouse-on-the-wheel act becomes a comfort zone of sorts, hindering us from living to the fullest of our capability. It’s a trap that can lock anyone out of their motivation to do something different. This common state of inertia forces many men and women to accept the inevitable. The sequence of a pattern of events that shape our lives. Periodically, taking away the desire to try a little harder to step it up.
We’ve all experienced some type of rut, it’s not that hard to fall victim to one, as life has its redundancies. But we have the power to do something about the slowdown, effectively removing ourselves from this grove?
Call to Action: If you are unhappy in your life – take action. Small changes over time result in big upgrades as a whole. If you think you are stuck and want out then decide on your first move towards acquiring the desired position.
Change Brings Discomfort but Gives Growth: Remove yourself from the comfort zone. Try a new or different activity that is unfamiliar. It can be a great way to expose yourself to the possibilities. Set boundaries to help you act within reason. Begin with a small modification that may ignite a meaningful fire within.
Let Go of Fear: The simplest term, yet, one of the toughest things to do is let go of what we fear. Failure, embarrassment, and falling short on the way to goal city are terrorizing. Guess what? If often takes a few attempts, mistakes or blowups to get it right. There are no guarantees as to what will work for us. Finding a balance between wants and needs can be excruciatingly painful, particularly when wanting to please everyone. The only way to our dreams is to stop being afraid of the outcome. Dare yourself, take a chance on one novel thing tomorrow.
Life is short and full of possibilities. Although it may seem we are bound to one lane, there are alternate routes available. The path is not perfect, life’s winding roads are tricky to maneuver. Generally, at a certain age, people settle into the norm. Remember, you have the power to get unstuck. It’s a matter of how much you’re willing to do to see the change materialize. Shake the tree of life a bit, watch what happens next.
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Yvette Bodden is an Author and writer for BELatina Magazine. She is the founder and sole blogger of Awakened-Woman. The blog is meant to inspire, encourage and empower women to seek evolution and personal growth during life’s journey.
Ms.Bodden has authored over 300 articles, essays, and short stories that can be found on Awakened-Woman.com The AW book “A Journey to Finding the Best Self” was released on July 4, 2019, by Black Rose Writing, an independent publisher.
Yvette has been working on her craft for a couple of years. Her accomplishments include writing for BeLatina Digital Magazine, as well as, Arianna Huffington’s digital platform, Thrive Global. Additional writing contributions include articles for SmartCoparent and DivorceHub.com. Her compelling articles about women in life, love, Latino culture, divorce, co-parenting, motherhood, abuse, dating, and relationships demonstrate compassion and understanding for people and real-life situations. Readers can relate to her writing because it comes from a very personal place which shows in her words.
Her writing style reflects a deep connection with the various issues related to women. She is as passionate about her message as she is about her purpose – sharing stories to engage women. Helping them feel less alone and guide them through their own process of becoming who they are meant to be.
She is a co-parent, divorced, single working mother, residing in New York.
Yvette, thank you so much for sharing your blog with us. I loved it! Great content and full of information. I loved the chapter about letting go of fear! Thank you!
Dr. Dee says
I loved this article. Whom among us hasn’t found themselves in a rut from time to time. I can’t wait to read more from you.