I heard a story the other night about a frog stuck in a rut in the middle of the road. You know the kind made by heavy cars in a muddy lane. His friend came by, saw that he was stuck and asked him, "Do you need help getting out of that rut? It looks pretty deep." The frog replied, "No, I'm fine." The next day, the friend saw the frog out of the rut, by the side of the road and said, "How did you get out of the rut?" The frog said, "Oh, there was a car coming so I jumped out."
Sometimes, I know this is true of myself, we sit in a rut until it is absolutely necessary to get out. So I'm trying to create a "life and death" situation to motivate me to get out of my rut. Some ideas to get me out of a rut:
Change my routine
Take a risk
Think of others
Start a new hobby
Call a friend
Do something with a friend
Teach a child (or someone else) a new skill
Anyway, I'm just trying to keep myself from going crazy. Any other suggestions?
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