Living In a Rut to Living Your Best Life

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Is your life unfulfilled? Are you coasting?

is there something you want to do to get out of this rut but, not exactly sure what that is?

Well guess what, we’re in the same boat. I’ve felt this way for a while but hadn’t buckled down and decided to make a change until recently.

I then had to ask myself:

  • how do I make this change?

  • How can I start improving my life?

  • What is my definition of success?

Success is something that each individual person has to decide for themselves. It’s not the same for everyone. Success is not always financial although that’s what most often comes to mind when we think of success. We can strive for success in any area of our lives.

Success is having achieved or accomplished an aim or objective.

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Make a list of things or situations you want to change. Putting these things out into the universe is a way to hold yourself accountable to make these things happen. I’m letting whoever reads this blog know what I want to do and how I hope to do it. If you’re reading this and you want to join me, lets get to it.

Here’s what I want to improve:

· Knowledge

· Self-Doubt

· Productivity at Home

· Get Social

· Finances

Did you make a list too? What’s on yours?

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Now break down exactly what you want to see improved in each category. Here’s mine.

Knowledge. I just want to learn new things and new skills. Anything from skills that can enrich my knowledge at work areas to even learning more about social media. I am not great at social media. I have general knowledge of it but, I only know how to do the basics. Let me let you in on a secret, I’ve never had a Facebook. I am practically clueless on how it works. I’m sure it’s because I don’t make an effort to learn how to use it. This is just one example of how I want to increase my knowledge and broaden my perspective.

Self-Doubt. Are you notorious for getting in your own way? Me too. Have you ever thought to yourself when confronted with uncharted territory:

  • Do I know what I’m doing?

  • Can I do this?

This is literally how I feel right now while trying to blog. Do I know how to start a blog? I definitely want to get away from this habit. It can surely be a hindrance.

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Productivity at Home. This is open ended. We might have several areas at home that we want to increase our productivity. I am proud of myself because I’ve made strides in this area in regards to getting good meals on the table for my family. Here’s the sitch, I do not like to cook. If I didn’t have a family, I would probably never cook. I had been guilty for a long time of taking the “heat and serve” route and eating out. Not that there’s anything wrong with that…. in moderation. It’s not that I don’t know how to cook, I’m no Betty Crocker but, I can prepare a tasty dish. I just don’t like cooking especially when I come home from work. I want something easy peasy. I‘ll discuss in a future blog post how I’m getting past this obstacle. So, maybe you want to be more productive with your housework… cleaning or doing laundry or whatever it is. I’m sure it can be done even for those of us who dread it the most.

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Get Social. I like to think of myself as an introverted extrovert. I am truly the type of person who is reserved until I know you. Once I’m familiar with a person or situation, I’m very social. I admittedly don’t make an effort to get out of my comfort zone and hop into new social situations. I like to go for what I know. I’m not a fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl. Hence, why I believe I don’t know much about social media. In my mind, anyone who I truly want to connect with, is someone I should probably know outside of social media. Like we talk or text each other. Not just communicate online. I do understand however, that you can often meet new people online that you can connect with offline. I think this one, along with combating self-doubt will be the most challenging for me.

Finances. In a nutshell, I want to rid myself of consumer debt and create other streams of income besides my traditional 9-5. This is currently a work in progress for me. Financial success is last on my list because, I’m thinking if I conquer the others it may lead me on a path to improvement in this area.

There it is. I’ve written it down. I’ve put it out there. I feel anxious now because I must be accountable for these things since I’ve just told everyone. Lets move forward to learn and grow together.

How will you start improving your life?