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Try Something New

It is so easy to fall into a rut; to do the same old thing over and over again. According to definitions from Oxford Languages, a rut is a habit or pattern of behavior that has become dull and unproductive but is hard to change. I often don’t even know that I’m in a rut until after I’ve been in one for a long period of time. Take food for an example, there are certain foods I routinely eat without any thought or consideration – my “go to” foods, like pastries, chips, pizza and other meals that don’t take long or much effort to make. It was all about convenience and taste.

Fortunately, as I’ve gotten older, I now realize I need to be more mindful about my health and what I put in my body. As a result, I’ve discovered new, healthier food choices and recipes. Some have worked well; some have not. Those that require that I sacrifice good taste typically don’t stay on my list of options. Why do the foods that taste the best tend to be the worst for you? I really love a sweet muffin with my morning cup of coffee, but my waistline has shown me that it does not.

I’m learning that life is about being more mindful about the decisions I make. I must do better at identifying the habits and eating patterns I have that are not good for my health. I have to break out of my rut and away from convenient choices towards doing things that will lead to better results, better health, and so on.

Being intentional about my physical health and doing things differently has even impacted what I now need to view the world in a healthier way. As an example, I purposefully look for positive and uplifting news and stories. In an era where more attention is given to negative publicity and the ills of the world, I’ve come to really appreciate the importance of looking for the good things people do. That’s what my company, ACCOLADE Celebrations, is all about too. It strives to recognize and show appreciation of people and organizations whose interests are to improve the well-being of those in their community.

Try something new by checking out ways to make a difference in your community at and helping me bring more attention to the excellent things people do. #careforthehomeless #actsofkindnessawards #followus #stayuptodate #celebratingexcellence

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