Why Your Relationship is a Mess… & What to DO about it… #2
Why your relationship is a mess… & What to Do about it… #2
You’d think this was simple business, right? Relationships can be so rewarding, so amazing, and then we wake up one day and … things have changed somehow. Suddenly, we find ourselves in the land of “not awesome.”
One part of the answer is simple…
And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
1 Corinthians 3:18
Because it’s our nature to not be grateful, to get bored, to habituate (take things for granted, become accustomed to, etc). And then what do we do?
BORED PEOPLE START FINDING FAULT… and then they start complaining.
today, instead of doing the same things you’ve always done and expecting different results – DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT.
Take a hard look at the daily routine (but don’t mess with your first two hours if it’s helping you be productive) and change things up. Habits can kill brain cells. Boredom ruins relationships. EVERYTHING habituates.
So change things up a bit.
Dare you to share something you do the same way each day and commit here to doing it differently – explain HOW you’ll do it differently for extra credit. Why? Because we all need inspiration – sometimes we are so stuck in the box we need each other’s help thinking outside of it.
As for me? I’ve moved when I write from first thing in the morning to mid-morning. Doesn’t sound like much, but the 5:30am writing gig was up long ago – doesn’t work for me anymore. So I’m writing during my most creative hours, but after I’m a little more conscious. Seems the older I get, the longer it takes for the coffee to kick in! 🙂 Am also going to try after running – seems like He and I have some awesome conversations then, too.
Been avoiding conflict to help keep the peace? STOP. Here’s why.
In my relationships, I’m trying to add a bit of excitement. At least once a week, I want to do something thrilling, even if it is watching a movie, with people that are most important to me, because shared excitement builds connection! (maybe that’s one you can give a try!)
What about you? What are YOU going to do today to change up a relationship habit?
Love to you!
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Dare 7: Why Your Marriage (Relationships) Are a Mess & What to do about it (AKA – why you should dump your whiny friends & get some worth some salt!) – so we’ve moved into a marriage AND “for any woman” series – the first 6 are below, then we’re continuing with the small moments that can change everything… 🙂
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