The Groundhog Day Experience


10 surefire ways to get out of a rut!
Do you feel like Bill Murray’s character in the movie, Groundhog Day, where you seem to be repeating the same actions and routines day in and day out? Maybe you’ve been playing life too safe, just going with the flow and waiting for inspiration to hit. But why wait?

Be proactive. Make life happen; don’t wait for it to happen to you. Consider being in a rut as an opportunity to be proactive. Make a plan for successful change in your life. Renown Behavioral Health Psychologists Barbara Prupas and Larry Walker offer 10 surefire ways you can change things up to get out of that rut.

What do these 10 ways for positive change have in common? ACTION. All human experiences involve thoughts, feelings and behavior. And, it is the behavior — the action — that enables us to see change in a concrete way and stay motivated.

During the change process remember to:

  1. Expect anxiety, fear and apprehension. Without discomfort there’s no change.
  2. Welcome interruptions or plateaus that give you time to breathe and reflect.
  3. Celebrate surprises. No one can predict the outcome of change.

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