If you are in a hole, stop digging

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I posted this bit of Texas Wisdom a few days ago on my Facebook page and it created a bit of stir.

A friend reminded me of another angle of the story.  A mule fell in a deep hole and couldn’t get out.  The farmer, rather than see his old mule suffer, decided to bury it alive.  But, as the farmer continued to shovel in the dirt, the mule just kept climbing on top of the dirt and got out of the hole!

The new year is always a good time for reflection on what went right and what went wrong for the past year.

SO, how did it go?

Did you accomplish all of your goals or resolutions?  Any of them?

Let’s face it, if you are getting what you keep getting, (and don’t like it), then quit doing what you are always doing.  In others words, quit digging your hole.

It’s time for a change. And sometimes, it’s the smallest of changes that can make a difference.

I’m enjoying a 30 day “Refresh-Her” challenge and that is one of my tasks for the week.

Finding 5 things that I do that are bad for me, and stop doing them.

So here are my commitments for 30 days:

  1. No more sugary drinks (which I used to never drink but some how began slacking in during the past 3 months – may as well nip that bad habit in the bud!)
  2. MOVE IT!  30 minutes a day of moving it exercise for 3 days a week (you know they just released a study that walking 5 miles a WEEK can make significant help in reducing Alzheimer’s)
  3. Yoga Me! Yoga 2 days a week.  I”m not the “yoga spiritualist” person.  But I enjoy the quiet time, the deep breathing and this type of exercise that is focused on slowing down.
  4. Take time for a healthy breakfast every day. (I’ve always used the excuse that I’m not hungry in the morning. But so much scientific evidence points to the need for a good healthy breakfast in the morning)
  5. Leave work at work.  I’m a person that is filling several hats at the office.  And many times it’s hard to shut off my brain.  But that unhealthy habit of not taking time for myself and constantly being in the “work mind” is not a healthy condition.

I encourage you that if you are in a hole, stop digging.  Throw some dirt in the hole and get out!

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