I just heard the term “in a rut” for the first time in a loooong time.
I haven’t used the term forever because I haven’t been in a rut in forever. Thinking about that made me proud.
But then I wondered why being in rut is so bad. So I looked into it. What exactly is the process and creation of this bad thing we do?
Of course that meant a little Google sesh…
Look at these two definitions:
1. a long deep track made by the repeated passage of the wheels of vehicles.
2. a habit or pattern of behaviour that has become dull and unproductive but is hard to change.
The first definition describes the process of a physical “deep track”, like in a road, as a matter of fact. Like: “duh bruh, you just go over the same spot over and over again and voila! Rut.”
The second one is more interesting. It gives us a qualitative analysis of a bad habit.
We know a habit rut is hard to change, but why does it have to be about “dull” and “unproductive”?
Why can’t it be a good thing?
Can we make one on purpose and have it be a positive thing?
What if we combined the two definitions?
What if we used a “repeated passage” of a specific DESIRED behavior and create a positive rut?
Oh wait, we already do???
Yes, but the we call it a “groove”.
LOL. <insert face palm>
Same shit, different pile.
You got into your “rut” by repeating an undesirable pattern. You can get out of it and get yourself into a groove by repeating a desirable pattern.
It can actually be quite easy. Any time you’re noticing your “negative groove” haha, you can just do a little perspective shift, and start to take action in a more positive direction!
So who’s with me?
Who wants to start creating a positive rut in their life?
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