Repeat, Replay

 

Do you ever feel that you are stuck on replay?

Do you ever do the very things that you tell yourself you want to change or never do again but then turn around and do the same darned thing?  Does someone in your life keep telling you things will change only to repeat the same pattern over and over?

I think we all have loops in our lives.  I also think that it’s important to break free from them.

When I listen to music I play my new favorite song over and over, to the dismay of all those around me!  But this is not the kind of loop I want to break free from.  Everyone can block their ears if they don’t like it!  Pretty easy solution don’t you think?

Not all loops and repeats in our lives are as easily solved as this.

I don’t begin to pretend I know how to accomplish this but what I do know is that it’s important to be aware of the areas that we are stuck on repeat and attempt break free from them. Identifying that they exist is key.

 Who would want to be stuck on replay everyday, or week, or month or year?  I don’t think any of us would. 

Forward thinking.  Not hula hoop thinking.

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         Photo props: http://www.flickr.com/photos/christianmontone/

 

Challenge yourself.

Change yourself.

Get out of your comfort zone and stop living life on repeat.

Put down the hula hoop.

Mean what you say and say what you mean.

Excuse me while I go and hit replay again on my iPod.

Now for a poem.

 

 

Cloaked

 

 Repeat,

Replay,

 

Same words everyday,

Stated in a different way.

Upon the sunrise

I want to sing,

Then I see your eyes

 

They are clouded,
shrouded

Cloaked in empty promises

Memories of a forgotten time

 

Even the buds are withered

Not yet full grown,

 

Plucked and thrown

Potential unknown

 

Repeat,

Replay,

 

Same words every day

 

 

What are you listening to on repeat lately? (Literally or figuratively)
Let me know. Email or comment box.

My top 2 as of late:

 Icona Pop – I love it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxxajLWwzqY

Phillip Phillips – Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoRkntoHkIE

 

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37 comments

  1. Ray

    This reminds me of a saying I have hanging up in my office:

    INSANITY:

    Doing the same thing over and OVER again, expecting different results.

    Great story, great poem… thanks for sharing.

  2. HazelKrause

    This post was an encouragement to me, the hula-hoop metaphore was perfect. Thanks for liking my post, it led me here. Your blog is great and I look forward to visiting here agian. Thanks again! -Hazel

  3. Debbie

    I enjoy every bit of time spent here plus I learn a lot from each post. Thanks for being good at what you are doing.

  4. Becky

    Jennifer – so appropriate for me to read this today (you know what I am thinking about, I’m sure). Thank you for being there with similar thoughts. xo

  5. mishunderstood

    Swell Season- “Low Rising”

    The Mavericks-“Come Unto Me”

    Both of these I discovered from others’ blogs!

    As far as real life hula hooping…..I am the worst procrastinator, so I just keep coming back to the same “to do” list, over and over. I think it’s because I just don’t value the things on the list enough to get them done. Now, if it was a list of awesome places to visit or unique adventures……whole different story.
    Great post! 🙂

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