Is Your Butt In A Rut?

@singout (980)
United States
November 11, 2008 3:01pm CST
Do you ever find yourself in a "RUT?" For instance, I know I should get out and do some exercise but I always find some reason not to. Do you ever find yourself doing something in a way you know doesn't work, but you do it anyway instead of finding a better way of doing it? Are these your words: "I've done it that way for years and no one is going to tell me anything different."
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@mentalward (14697)
• United States
11 Nov 08
Now, THERE'S that Pisces I know and love! Dreamers but very stubborn! Well, I've always been open to suggestion. If I can find a better, faster, cheaper, easier way to do something, I will. Guess I don't qualify for the "Old Fogie" label yet! I procrastinate sometimes but I'm always willing to learn a new way of doing something. I even drive different ways to the same place to see which way will get me there the fastest or with the least amount of gas! (Maybe that's the Aries in me?) Exercise is a different matter altogether! That takes work! I don't like to exercise; maybe it's because I'm always in pain. I DO know that when I force myself to get up and get moving, I always feel better. Still, the very next time I'll procrastinate again! I have no idea why! As far as my butt goes, though... well, maybe I'd better just leave that alone! LOL
@singout (980)
• United States
12 Nov 08
You know, I just discovered something about myself recently. When I try something and it doesn't work, I'll keep trying the same thing over and over again as if it will miraculously begin to work. I am so nuts sometimes. I'm glad you're not like that. You seem to be quite flexible in your ways, congratulations.
@mentalward (14697)
• United States
13 Nov 08
Well, don't beat yourself up over it! Realizing things like that about ourselves is a step in the right direction! Once we see the problem we can work on fixing it. With the changes life has thrown at me practically my entire life, I've learned that being flexible and open to change keeps the stress level pretty low! I realized that one Thanksgiving when my mother was having a fit because she had forgotten the rolls for dinner. She was getting so upset! I had to remind her of what day it was and why we were together on that day in the first place! Whether or not the rolls were on the table wasn't something to get upset about! She was always getting upset over one thing or another and I decided when I was young that I would NOT be like her! Life has handed me a lot of poop and I either had to learn ways around that poop or wallow in it. I never liked the idea of wallowing in poop! Look at nature... high winds would snap a tree in half if it weren't flexible! Being flexible makes them stronger. Like people say, it's never too late!
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
11 Nov 08
lol. the reason that i am laughing is because our church seems like that sometimes (the older people in our church) and our minister says, so what? he is big fan of change! lol. as for me. i am disabled and it is hard not to get into a rut, so i try and work on new craft projects or do something different so i dont get into one.
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@singout (980)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I call that the "Plateau Syndrome." I know, because I just left a church like that as Minister of Music. The church has reached a plateau in their growth. They are satisfied on their little plateau and they really don't care whether or not people join them. If they do, great, if not, we'll keep on the way we are going because we are comfortable. It sounds like you have a handle on your lifestyle, though. Good for you. Thanks for the response.
@mayhem23 (185)
• Canada
11 Nov 08
I have been in that position but I have learned to try and be open to change. Change is inevitable and we must learn to accept it. I used to always perform a task at work one way because it was easy but I changed to a new method because it was more efficient. One can keep saying 'no' but at some point it will come back to haunt you!
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@singout (980)
• United States
12 Nov 08
You are absolutely right. I know that's a lesson I have to learn. Thannks for the reponse.