Escaping The Mire

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Mire: a situation or state of difficulty, distress, or embarrassment from which it is hard to extricate oneself.

Mire also means a stretch of swampy or boggy land. A combination of these definitions is what I feel when I encounter the current news cycle.

If you’re anything like me, sometimes you just need to tune it out. This is a perfectly reasonable pursuit.

Here are some ideas for doing that:

  • Go for a drive, with the music up and the windows down.
  • Visit someone who’s worse off than you are.
  • Spend time with family or friends you don’t see very much.
  • Go window shopping. Don’t stress about buying anything; just look.
  • Use a talent you have, and maybe don’t think much of, to bless someone else.
  • Attack something you had to get done and relax when it’s complete.
  • Be thankful for this very moment. It only comes once.
  • Play spikeball with your family. A little friendly competition is like an exfoliating scrub for the soul. All the gross comes out and away.
  • Take time to invest in others. They’re not going to be around forever.

In general, the idea is to get out of your head and look anywhere else. There’s so much good when you’re not focused on all the bad.

These ideas are just a start. There are a million more things you can do. Do you know how I know that?

Cause I did all of the things on my list just today.

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Product Development @ RoleModel Software and a myriad of other things // John 14:6

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