#300: Does Stagnant Thinking Have You in a Rut?
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Does your thinking need refreshing?
It's easy to get into routines that soon turn into ruts of doing the same things in the same way day after day, ruts that drain us of our creativity and energy.
When was the last time you drove a different route to or from work or the library or when was the last time you even turned into a different entrance to a shopping center? If you walk or jog or bike, how often do you vary your routes? Do you ever expand your paths into adjoining neighborhoods? How about nearby towns for a fresh perspective and to add some spice to the day? What about getting out of doors at a different time, if possible?
To avoid ruts we must expand our visions and stretch our comfort zones.
Ruts rob us of our life force and may drive us into despair and depression, like looking at wilted flowers day after day. But how do our spirits soar when we have fresh, colorful bouquets decorating our offices and homes?
What are your ruts? How can you get out of them and put freshness into your life?