Are You Stuck in A Groove?
By Sandy Schroeder
Grooves happen naturally at work and at home. Once we become comfortable in a groove, things usually work better, but sometimes a groove may become a rut. The longer we stay in a groove the more frustrated we may become. If your grooves are not working, it may be time to look around and ask some questions, like these work and life points from dumblittleman.
- What do you care about most?
- Do you want to travel?
- Where do you want to be in five or 10 years?
- Do you speak more than one language?
- What would you do if there were no money, or time concerns?
- How can you make a difference?
Start Moving and Reach Out
Once you have thought about what you need beyond your present situation, start looking at your own habits, work patterns, and family routines. Some may work beautifully; others may need adjustments.
Be open to opportunities in your job, neighborhood and community. Learn from everything you do, and ask questions as you go. Take notes and follow up on leads that may be just what you need. Keep a running journal of things that can make a difference. They won’t all fly, but when one does it could be the groove-breaker life-maker you need.
There’s No Time Like the Present
Often we accept grooves that are just OK, hesitating to make the leap into new ones. One day blends into another with TV, social media, and daily tasks filling the space. Interjecting interesting people, good books, and new challenges could be the way to move forward.
Keep a running log and try to add one new lead, challenge, contact or idea every day.
Discover What’s Out There
As you develop leads, look for people and projects that fit your goals. In today’s world, people often have more than one career. Some will allow you to travel. Others will show you ways to use your skills to help others. Some may require more research, study or classes.
Develop A New Groove Plan
As you figure out what grooves need changing, and what may be out there, you may want to pin down a specific plan.
- Post some goal dates
- Develop a contact list
- Start reaching out with specifics
- Do test runs where you can
- Do weekly or monthly progress checks
- Keep adding and subtracting what works, what does not
Sometimes you may be amazed to find a new groove resembles the old one. Life is a day-by-day learning process, in which we really get to know ourselves better. Whatever works for you counts.
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