Blooming Boomers

March 22, 2011

10 THINGS TO DO TO GET OUT OF THAT RUT

Filed under: Uncategorized — sakaco @ 11:23 am

Hi, Everyone!

Sherrie and I have been busy planning seminars, workshops, e-books, and other products just for you!  Look forward to these in the near future.

We also have a new website we’re working on entitled, “Empowering Midlife Women”. We’ll let you know when it is up and running and we hope you join us!

In the meantime we want to share some ideas  or thoughts with you each week here on our blog that come from an e-book we put together. You can get copies of the e-book by e-mailing us at lesacookman@charter.net and requesting it.

LIVING CREATIVELY!

Do you ever get in a rut where you feel like you’re just going through the motions, getting through the day, you’re on automatic pilot and life seems mundane and ho-hum? Especially during the long winter months when you’re just waiting for the first signs of spring.

Yeah, I’ve been there. During these times my mind is usually not in the “present moment”. My  mind is often “daydreaming” about the upcoming warmer weather, sunny days, spring break, tulips. And even though it’s nice thinking of these lovely thoughts for inspiration, there are more things I could do to break out of the rut I can get myself into and actually get MOVING!

Life was not meant to be ho-hum and routine, but active and lively living with purpose and passion. Just doing things in a NEW way can help move your mind out of a rut and open to new possibilities. Moving your body helps blood flow to the brain. Planning and organizing helps create order to make room for new ideas. Noticing the beauty around you brings inspiration. All these things increase your creativity.

So here are some SIMPLE THINGS  that  you can  do to help you LIVE CREATIVELY and keep your mind, body, and spirit out of that rut and living an INSPIRED LIFE:

1) Take a short nature walk observing the beauty in the many colors, shapes, and movements of all the natural elements you see: the birds, trees, new sprouts of flowers peeking through, just observing and appreciating nature.

2) Do some simple stretching exercises every morning to move your joints and muscles.

3) Listen to upbeat music by Mozart.

4) Go to a nearby garden center and plan your spring garden or choose what potted plants you will grow.

5) Organize one closet this week to begin creating more order in your home.

6) Choose to practice non-judgement for a week… and then keep doing it.

7) Encourage at least one person a day this week.

8) Find a different route home each day you are out.

9) Notice the beauty around you throughout your day.

10) Practice “being in the moment” by paying attention to and then “letting go” of the chatter in your thoughts .

I hope this week you’ll try these  tips to get out of that rut and get REALLY INSPIRED about life and LIVING CREATIVELY. Then let us know through comments how it worked for you!

We’d also like your feedback on YOUR OWN TIPS that “up your creative spirit” in getting out of the rut and routine of life.

Sandy

Until next week….

LIVE CREATIVELY, FRIENDS!    Galations 6:1 THE MESSAGE

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2 Comments »

  1. Great suggestions! Thanks, Sandy!

    Comment by Becky — March 23, 2011 @ 6:17 am

  2. Thanks, Becky!

    Comment by sakaco — March 23, 2011 @ 8:49 am


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