Stuck in a rut

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
Stop procrastinating
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? 


  1. “A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.”-Wilfred Peterson

    Wanna come for a visit? There's some fun things to do in the C-U area. :)

    Plus also you can call anytime!

  2. LOVE the quote! Practices the art of adventure! That's what I need! Thanks for sharing! I should come for a visit. I'm grounded for a while here, but I'll let you know when I'm free again! Lost the cell phone with numbers. You should email it to me :)


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