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Change is not easy. And often without realizing it we suffer the effects of inertia throughout much of our life and relationships. Things tend to remain the same despite our desires to see something different.

The basic principle of inertia is the resistance to change.

And like any object at rest, we also tend to stay at rest until acted upon by some greater force.

This is true in our work, our relationships, and even our sex life. We stay in the same rut until a greater force of action is brought in to bring about change.

We overcome inertia by intentional action.

The action can be big or small, but we must start doing something different in order to change.

For instance, to fully immerse ourselves in a new way of being we can either jump immediately into the deep end, or slowly work our way through the shallow.

Perhaps we find a new job or simply start a side hustle. Maybe we schedule regular sex or simply increase our touch and affection.

Whatever the case, and however fast or slow, we must intentionally enter the “water” to move toward our desired change.

Simply wanting things to be different is not enough to overcome inertia. We must want change and also be willing to intentionally move toward this change.

At first, it takes a lot of effort to get things going. But eventually a new groove is cut and the change is much easier to maintain.

Where have you allowed inertia to set in? And what big or small efforts can you do to overcome it?

Don’t stay stuck.  Overcome the inertia in your life and relationships through intentional action.

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Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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