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Break Out of Your Rut With Lessons From Bill Murray NO TOMORROW
At the time of writing, a certain Bill Murray classic has been getting a lot of airtime. Let’s be honest, the movie “Groundhog Day” is probably one of the only reasons Groundhog Day is still widely celebrated. The weather predictions of Punxsutawney Phil, the holiday’s titular groundhog, are only accurate 39% of the time, according to the Stormfax Weather Almanac. But even though we can’t rely on the groundhog to tell us when spring is coming, at least we can use the holiday as an excuse to watch a comedy classic. Not that you need an excuse to watch “Groundhog Day.” It’s a great, super funny film. If you’ve somehow never seen this movie, here’s a brief synopsis: Bill Murray plays Phil Connors, a mean-spirited weatherman who is sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover the Groundhog Day celebrations. Somehow, Phil finds himself in a time loop, forced to relive that Groundhog Day again and again. performance, the transformation of Phil’s character, and the fact that “I Got You Babe” by Sonny & Cher plays on the radio every time Phil wakes up to relive Groundhog Day again. One thing that “Groundhog Day” does really well is capture the feeling of being in a rut. Take away the supernatural angle, and who hasn’t felt like they’re reliving the same day over and over again? There are definitely times when I feel like I’m continuously running on a hamster wheel. It is easy to find yourself falling into a rut with There are so many things that make this movie a classic, like Bill Murray’s
Habit is comfortable, but feeling like you’re in a rut can really drain your passion. “
1 –Dr. Harrison Linsky No matter how much you love your life, it’s normal to feel like you’re in a rut from time to time. But if you feel like you’re always in a rut, like you’re reliving Groundhog Day again and again, then it’s up to you to take action. Think about what you would like to change and do it. We only live once, so put yourself out there. order to break out of it, it takes something extra. We have to find the energy, or the nerve, to do something different. Don’t worry, I’m not about to go on a joyride with a groundhog. I just mean that during your busy day, it really helps to stop and smell the roses. Taking a minute to appreciate the little joys in your everyday life really puts things in perspective. I find that weekends and vacations help tremendously. They give you the opportunity to step away from your habits and bring something new into your life.
daily life and its routines. Even though I love my profession, the overall day in and day out is similar at work. Then when the workday’s done, it’s time to go home, do homework with the kids, collapse to bed, and wake up to do it all again. I hear Sonny & Cher … I think we end up in a rut because we’re creatures of habit. Habit is comfortable, but feeling like you’re in a rut can really drain your passion. In
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