Lessons for Living
How will you enliven your life?
|Sometimes we get
stuck in a dull routine because we're afraid to change, and the danger we then face is
that being in such a routine can soon become much like being in a rut. To avoid this
happening we have to be willing to occasionally change on purpose. Here are three simple
ways to challenge yourself to do so.
First, the next time you are out at a restaurant, order something that you have never had before and have always been reluctant to try. Take a chance, and you may discover a whole new area of culinary interest.
Second, if you are the type of person who - in an effort to please other people - tends to say "Yes" much too often -- practice saying "No"... on purpose. Set a goal of saying "no" at least once a day for a week and see what happens? Does anyone other than you seem to notice or care? Maybe you are free to set limits on what you do for others and to take better care of yourself.
On the other hand, if you say "no" too frequently, practice saying, "yes"... on purpose, and you may learn the value of helping others.
Third. Choose a potentially boring upcoming weekend and plan an adventure. It may be as simple as driving to a nearby community for lunch at that restaurant you read about or as daring as a trip to the sky diving school you have seen advertised.
Don't run the risk of letting your routine become a rut because it has been noted that if a rut becomes deep enough, it turns into a grave.
See if you can enliven life with a few new experiences. Keep challenging yourself to bring change into your life.