Beware the risks of drifting into complacency

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margaretAs we face the regular daily routines of our lives, it can be easy to drift into complacency, says psychologist, author and speaker Margaret Lambert, in the latest instalment of her column in South West Voice in Macarthur.

We are fairly familiar with what it is in store for us each day and how to progress through the daily business.

We can even run many of our tasks – and relationships – on automatic, ticking off the checklist that is written either on paper or in our heads.

It really doesn’t take much to get out of the complacency zone and re-invigorate our lives.

Simply giving yourself a dose of encouragement each day can make a huge difference.

If you are not sure where to find doses of encouragement and inspiration, I am posting quotes from my new book, Longing to Live: Little Words that make a Difference, to various social media channels on a regular basis in the lead up to the book launch on November 10.

One of the October quotes is: If you have issued yourself a punishment, did you remember to assign a release date?

Further reflection offered for the same day is: “I may believe that I have to hold on to my self-appointed punishment forever, but most convicted criminals have a release date. What if you became free today?”

It is true that many of us hold ourselves imprisoned by actions that we are ashamed of, or for which we feel we need to remain responsible and guilty.

How about letting yourself off the hook, and freeing yourself from past guilts so that you can be fully present and engaged in your life right now?

Focusing on a simple reflection each day can change our lives from being mindless to mindful and move us from the complacency zone to a place where we live our daily lives with wonder and awe.

Until next time…

♦ Marg’s Social Media Channels can be found on her website here. In addition, her Instagram account is marglambert







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