Do you ever feel that way? Does your life feel like you are stuck in the same routine over and over again?
I think it is easy to get stuck in a rut and continually do the same routine day in and day out. Why? Because it is easy and it is comfortable; until it’s not.
When I started this blog I did so because I did not want to get stuck in my life. I did not want to become stagnant and that is how I felt. I did not like the feeling.
So I started a journey of what I hoped would be discovery. I am still on that journey, but I still feel stuck.
We cannot always control our life. Other factors, events, and people will influence us and possibly keep us from progress. That is life and I am still struggling to define myself.
At the end of last year, faced with assessing my progress, I was not happy with my overall situation. I felt boxed in by responsibilities that I had been pushing on the back burner for much too long. I made the decision to take some time to organize and rearrange my life and the way we live.
What I have discovered is it is not easy to do. We become so accustomed to living the same way, and not making changes, that we push back from actually making those needed changes in our life. That is what I find myself doing.
Yes, I have made some changes, but not nearly enough, and I am not happy with myself. I find it upsetting that I cannot commit to my goal of eliminating the clutter from my life. I laugh at myself sometimes because it is laughable. I cannot tell you the number of times I have walked into our closet, contemplated what to do, and then just walked back out without doing anything.
Part of my problem is not knowing what to do with everything. Recycling is so important and I become fixated on what to do with different items. What do you do with old blue jeans? or old shoes? I did find out that Nike has a program for recycling old sneakers which is great and there is a company that recycles old T-shirts. I have actually kept several items just because I hate the idea of them ending up in a landfill.
I have to get past that or I will never get rid of anything. So I have started a pile of items to donate. I will also probably take some items to an auction house and I have been listing some items for sale.
The point I am trying to make is that change is not easy. We do get stuck in a routine that may not be beneficial to us. I think it is easy to avoid change and I know it is not good for us.
What I am doing is not only clearing out items in my home that have been here too long. I am also working toward clearing out the debris in my head. I highly recommend it.
I think we all need to challenge ourselves all the time. It is good for our mind and it is good for our soul.
We only have so much time and we do not know how long we have. I need to get this done now.
So this week I will be kicking into high gear. Wish me luck, because I know I will need it.
How about you?
I am trying to change in the right direction. I will give an update soon.
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